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Windows 7: Alert! Be cautious about this spam e-mail apparently from Yahoo!

17 Aug 2010   #1
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 
Alert! Be cautious about this spam e-mail apparently from Yahoo!

I am attaching the screenshots (upper and lower part) of the email from Yahoo! mail box. it has not marked as spam still by Yahoo!. I made contact with them and reported against it. I will give update when ever they replies.

Description: It will appear as if its from real Yahoo! mail service asking your personal details. Its a spam and dangerous for not so advanced internet users. Yahoo! never will ask your personal information through e-mail.

P.S.: Windows Mail correctly recognized it as spam.




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17 Aug 2010   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Stopped using yahoo since last 4 yrs. Good info BTW.
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17 Aug 2010   #3
freaky88

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Stopped using yahoo since last 4 yrs. Good info BTW.
i still use aol LOL
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17 Aug 2010   #4
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Stopped using yahoo since last 4 yrs. Good info BTW.
Done good job...I have no way for that i.d.
Thanks Dinesh.

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i still use aol LOL
AOL is pretty nice. I use one, spam is lesser than Yahoo! Free Hotmail is walking towards Yahoo! in terms of spam, but its impossible to reach the altitude Yahoo gained

Few years ago, I was far from computer for a week...opened when I came and saw nearly 1200 mails. Two e-mails were important among them.
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17 Aug 2010   #5
freaky88

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nokian73me View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Stopped using yahoo since last 4 yrs. Good info BTW.
Done good job...I have no way for that i.d.
Thanks Dinesh.

Quote:
i still use aol LOL
AOL is pretty nice. I use one, spam is lesser than Yahoo! Free Hotmail is walking towards Yahoo! in terms of spam, but its impossible to reach the altitude Yahoo gained

Few years ago, I was far from computer for a week...opened when I came and saw nearly 1200 mails. Two e-mails were important among them.
i have nearly 3800 spam emails
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17 Aug 2010   #6
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

I don't use Yahoo! I seemed to get too much spam. I am using Apple MobileMe. I get some spam, but not nearly as much. Most of the time you see something like that survey asking for your password, you know it's a scam.
Did you contact Yahoo! support about that email?
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17 Aug 2010   #7
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by codyw View Post
I don't use Yahoo! I seemed to get too much spam. I am using Apple MobileMe. I get some spam, but not nearly as much. Most of the time you see something like that survey asking for your password, you know it's a scam.
Did you contact Yahoo! support about that email?
So you pay for your emails?
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17 Aug 2010   #8
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

Yes, the service is pretty straight forward - it keeps all your devices in sync, computers, iPod touch, iPhone.

Visit the service here!
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17 Aug 2010   #9
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by codyw View Post
Did you contact Yahoo! support about that email?
Yeah I did, they sent automated confirmatory e-mail (wrongly twice).
I have premium account too, thats completely clean (Not Yahoo).

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i have nearly 3800 spam emails
Yahoo must arrange "real e-mail spam lottery selection"
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17 Aug 2010   #10
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for this. This type of stuff seems quite common, and appears to be real at first glance.

I seen something similar to this twice last week.
Window Live mail did flag it as SPAM however.

The mail looked legit. From Blizzard.

In a nut shell, my Battlenet account may have been compromised and I needed to follow a link to verify my personal details and talk to a rep. about it.

If I failed to do so, my WOW account would be banned.


I found this odd because I have NEVER had a World of Warcraft account, nor have I even played the game.

So I guess they'll just need to ban my account that never existed in the first place.
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