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This email from Yah*oo looks suspicious?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by darkman, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. darkman

    darkman Regular Member

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    Receive an email from "Yahoo-account-services-us@cc.yahoo-inc.com" <verification@yahoo.com>

    Here's the content do u think this is real or phishing attempt?

    To ensure that your account information remains accurate and secure we notify you whenever this information changes.

    Due to the congestion in all Yahoo!accounts, Yahoo! will be shutting down some of our accounts, both premium and free accounts for security reasons. In order to avoid the deactivation of your account, you will have to confirm your e-mail by filling your Login Info below after clicking the reply button. We are really sorry for any inconvenience this might cause you.

    CONFIRM YOUR IDENTITY. VERIFY YOUR YAHOO ACCOUNT NOW !!!
    Your -Username:................................
    Your -Password:.................................
    Your -Date Of Birth:...........................
    Your -Occupation:..............................
    Your Country Of Residence:................

    After you must -have followed the instructions in 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 inconvenience.


    Regards,
    Yahoo! Account Services
    -------------------------
    We are really sorry for any inconvenience this might cause you.
     
  2. welshman

    welshman Power Member

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    fake. I would forward that email on to them.
     
  3. darkasrzerotwo

    darkasrzerotwo Registered Member

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    Important rule. NEVER EVER reveal your password to anybody even if you are asked to do so.

    Why do they(yahoo) in the first place ask for your info if they want to delete your account? If they want, they just delete it.

    Btw, that's a phishing.
     
  4. gregstereo

    gregstereo Elite Member

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    I stopped reading and called shenanigans after the three exclamation points in the message. A company like Y! or Goog doesn't usually send emails that look like an adolescent texting a friend. +1 for the others who have said it, it's crap.
     
  5. Vento

    Vento Registered Member

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    Straight up fake, no questions.
     
  6. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    yea, it's a phishing attempt for sure!
    sign 1: Yahoo-account-services-us @cc.yahoo-inc.com
    sign 2: they never ask for your login details
    forward the email to them as welshman said above, it's the best you can do
     
  7. anti_dote

    anti_dote Power Member

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    There is something more you can do to this just try to find the ip address of sender and report it to the authorities and send abuse report to Yahoo!.
     
  8. Chronos

    Chronos Junior Member

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    Yahoo! will NEVER, EVER ask you for such personal information. What really gives it away is they ask for a password.