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Monday, June 29, 2009

Phishing alert: email requesting Yahoo account details

After a long time being protected from phishing by the very efficient spam filter, I finally received a suspicious email asking me to verify my Yahoo account by giving my personal details including the password. The giveaway is the email address from which I obtained the message. It is yahoo-account-services-us@cc.yahoo-inc.com which is not the yahoo.com proper. Always turn on the full header for your email account.

Here if the scam email:


Dear User,

We are sorry to inform you that we are currently working on securing our server, during this process account which is 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:
Country (At Sign up):

Upon confirmation of information from you, we will manually verify your Yahoo! Account and reserve it not to be deleted, We are sorry for any inconveniences this might have cause providing your information over the 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.

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