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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: WARNING!!! VERIFY YOUR YAHOOMAIL ACCOUNT NOW
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:
Date of Birth:
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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