Yahoo Email Fraud | Phishing Scam

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 | Internet with 2 Comments

Have you been a victim of an email fraud from a purported Yahoo! Alert?  If not, then you are very lucky and must be very careful in handling and responding to all email that you will receive.  Unfortunately, I have a lot of friends who were victimized by this email phishing scam.

The email pretended to be coming from Yahoo itself and asked for some personal information like Yahoo Mail ID, Password, Date Of Birth, and so on as a pre-requisite for the continued use of Yahoo’s email service. If you happen to received such an email, please do not reply to it with the information being asked.  Yahoo will never asked for such confidential information through email, but only through a secured site.

Herewith is a copy of the said email fraud that you should be watchful:

From:  Yahoo! Alert <maildatacarecentre10@yahoo.com>

Subject: WARNING!!! VERIFY YOUR YAHOOMAIL ACCOUNT NOW

Dear User,

We are sorry to inform you that we are currently working on securing our server, during this process accounts which are not manually verified by us will be deleted, Please confirm and submit your information for manual verification by one of our Customer care.

Information which is to be provided is below:

User Name:

User Id:

Password:

Date of Birth:

Occupation:

Country (At Sign up):

Upon confirmation of information from you, we will manually verify your Yahoo! Account and reserve it from being deleted, we are sorry for any inconveniences this might have caused providing your information over email.

Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his/her account after two weeks of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.

The above email is just a sample of the many versions of this phishing scam.  Always keep in mind to always verify the sender of any email you receive before sending a reply to them.  Rule of thumb:  Never reply to an email if you don’t know the sender.  Delete such an email and label them as Spam.  Or better if you can ask for technical assistance to verify such an email.

If you have other versions of this email fraud, please feel free to copy paste them below so that other email users may be warned.

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Comments

  1. 1
    mim // June 30th, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Please tell me,

    How long do I have to tolerate all the following bulshit supposed to be originated from Yahoo? Isn’t there anybody responsible to bring those people to Court, for trying to deceiving me into revealing my password which should then be used against my will and without my knowledge to all my contacts for illegal purposes?

    …………………………..
    …………………….

    Final Warning!!!
    From: Yahoo Customer Service Add to Contacts
    To:

    ——————————————————————————–

    We are really sorry for any inconvinience this might cause you. Due to the congestion in all Yahoo! account users, Yahoo! will be shuting down all unused accounts. In order to avoid the deactivation of your account, you will have to confirm your e-mail by filling your Login Info below by clicking the reply button.

    Full name: …………………………………..

    Username: …………………………………..
    Password: …………………………………..
    Date Of Birth: ……………………………….
    Occupation: …………………………………
    Country Of Residence: ……………………

    After you must have followed the instructions on the sheet, your Yahoo! account will not be interrupted and will continue as normal. Thank you for your usual co-operation. We apologize for any inconvinience.

    Yahoo! Customer Care
    Case number: 2641930
    Property: Account Security

    Regards,
    Yahoo! Account Services
    ————————-
    We are really sorry for any inconvinience this might cause you.

    WHT YAHOO CAN’T TAKE LEGAL MEASURES AGAINST THEM AND BRING THEM TO COURT?

  2. 2
    urot // July 4th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    There will always be someone to exploit technology unethically…

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