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|Common name:||Hotmail Accounts|
|Technical name:||Hotmail Accounts|
|Effects: ||It attempts to trick users into forwarding the message to as many people as possible, by making them believe that their Hotmail account will be cancelled otherwise.|
|Detection updated on:||Dec. 16, 2003|
Hotmail Accounts is not a virus; it is a hoax or an e-mail message that tricks users into believing that Hotmail will cancel their account if they do not forward the message a certain number of times.
Its aim is to cause alarm and get users to forward the message.
In order to avoid problems, disregard this information, as it is completely false. You should also immediately delete the message, without forwarding it to anyone.
Hotmail Accounts arrives in an apparently normal e-mail message, but which can be identified by its message, because it refers to the fact that Hotmail would cancel their account if they do not forward the message a certain number of times.