Another way to find out if an email like those are legitimate. Check out the address-link of the email that is requesting this information. Copy their link and paste it in your browser and see what comes up. Or you can get intouch with your account support, that is in question, and ask them if the email was actually sent by them. In most cases it won't be. You can take it a step further and go to the following links listed below and report the fraud email and find out more about what you can do.
*Phishing is the act of attempting to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing )
So long as you take steps to stay as safe as possible while on the internet or checking your email, you can help to prevent many unexpected and unpleasant occurrences from taking place. Remember an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of care.
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