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

17 Aug 2010   #11
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I pay for email too ... I don't get spam with Yahoo mail plus


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17 Aug 2010   #12
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post

If I failed to do so, my WOW account would be banned.
Welcome WM.
Thanks for adding, we may start a total thread on these things, it will be a reference for scams (still now Yahoo! answer (LOL) is the main reference).

There is another :

"Your parcel cant be delivered by DHL" (gives address such as postmaster@xyz...). Its dangerous. It contains a file as attachment (saying details are in the attachment). And that contain a virus.

Its look almost real, infact, the real DHL does not look that gorgeous LOL

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
I pay for email too ... I don't get spam with Yahoo mail plus
Thanks for the info Jacee
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17 Aug 2010   #13
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
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.
Don't feel bad...I get the same crap from PayPal and Bank of America.
Never used either one of them and have no intention of starting now.
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17 Aug 2010   #14
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post

Don't feel bad...I get the same crap from PayPal and Bank of America.
Never used either one of them and have no intention of starting now.
Me too

Others are:

1. Orchard bank

2. Counsel Notice - Lost a job due to the oil spill. (Very realistic looking)

3. Kaplan University (have thousand IDs, I dont know why they love me )

4. Most popular "Need your help...from Nigeria" (Nigeria scam mail)

Foot note:

Code:
I will NOT say the details, but, there is a website, 
that provides to send email to any email address 
from any e-mail address. Cant get it?
Say, Arc's personal email is Arc@example.com 
and that of Dennis is dennis@xyz.com.
Now say, a third person CAN send a fake mail 
from Arc's email to that of Dennis. 
How to catch it? check the full header. 
You will get the i.p. The sending server will 
not be of example.com. If members need detailed 
screenshot (without that site address), I can post it.
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17 Aug 2010   #15
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I use Yahoo as my Junk e-mail address. I have multiple accounts with my ISP. One is for my important financial dealings, another is for my friends. I use Yahoo for all those sites that want an e-mail address to access them and its all junk anyway. If it gets to bad I just kill it and get another one.

Jim
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17 Aug 2010   #16
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

We can easily make this is not from Yahoo since the E-mail address "centercustomeralert@yahoo.com.hk" and as far as my knowledge non of the E-mail, Banks will ask for your Password by E-mail.

- Captain
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18 Aug 2010   #17
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
We can easily make this is not from Yahoo since the E-mail address "centercustomeralert@yahoo.com.hk" and as far as my knowledge non of the E-mail, Banks will ask for your Password by E-mail.

- Captain
100% right.

It should be "centercustomeralert@yahoo.co.hk" , to be a valid Yahoo mail. Though I dont know whether .co.hk is actually present (like .co.in).
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