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Brittany2012
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Posted on Thu, May 01, 2008 10:42

Yahoo Deactivation Alert----DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS!!! I just received this email, supposedly from Yahoo. I ran the IP from the email and it is showing NIGERIA. If any of you receive this email, DO NOT RESPOND to it--it is a scam to get your yahoo account information. I did report it to Yahoo. Subject: Verify Your Account To Avoid De-Activation From: "Yahoo! Data" Add Mobile Alert Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 12:33:16 To: xxxxx@yahoo. com Dear Account User, This Email is from Yahoo! Customer Care and we are sending it to every Yahoo! Email User Accounts Owner for safety. we are having congestions due to the anonymous registration of Yahoo! accounts so we are shutting down some Yahoo! accounts and your account was among those to be deleted.We are sending you this email to so that you can verify and let us know if you still want to use this account. If you are still interested please confirm your account by filling the space below. Your User name,Password, Date Of Birth (DOB) and your Country information would be needed to verify your account. Due to the congestion in all Yahoo! users and removal of all unused Yahoo! Accounts, Yahoo! would be shutting down all unused Accounts, You will have to confirm your E-mail by filling out your Login Information below after clicking the reply button, or your account will be suspended within 24 hours for security reasons. * User name: ............ ......... ......... * Password: ............ ......... ......... .. * Date of Birth: ............ ......... ....... * Country Or Territory: ............ .... After following the instructions in the sheet, your account will not be interrupted and will continue as normal. Thanks for your attention to this request. We apologize for any inconveniences. Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his/her account after two weeks of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently. ____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _ Copyright ? 2008 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright/IP Policy | Terms of Service | Guide to Online Security NOTICE: We collect personal information on this site. To learn more about how we use your information, see our Privacy Policy Looking for last minute shopping deals? Find them fast with Yahoo! Search.ls? Find them fast with Yahoo! Search.


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Posted on Fri, May 02, 2008 15:40

Quoting robtest: As a general rule, no one should ask you for your password. That should always be a red flag!!!

Of course asking for your password is ALWAYS a red flag, but I've heard from some that they've used their birth dates, or something else quite easily guessed and had this happen. One I have previously mentioned and because she used the same password from yahoo chat and MM, the scammer was able to access her MM account and send out emails under her username. There are many using the net that have little to no protection, whether it be virus protection, proxies, etc. Again I've heard from some who have viruses passed along from disgruntled suitors or scammers even with anti-virus programs. I am not great on the computer, but thankfully have a very computer savvy son who looks after that good stuff for me! Keeps me updated and using the new and improved versions. Was told yesterday by someone very much in the know that $22 billion dollars left the U.S. in the past year to scammers. Just goes to show you that many do in fact get conned, pretty disgusting is how I see it. The moment money is requested, it's time to sever all contact, but there are obviously many who just don't get that. The scammers are getting better and more polished each day, we need to keep up too.


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Posted on Fri, May 02, 2008 09:14

As a general rule, no one should ask you for your password. That should always be a red flag!!!


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Posted on Fri, May 02, 2008 05:21

Hi Brittany! Geez wonder how long this post will stay up lol! As I said on your 1st blog, the scammers are getting more savvy and there seem to be no limits as to what they'll cook up to scam people with. I would bet that many fell for the yahoo email and stupidly replied with their info. I am always amazed when I talk to others how quick they are to go off MM to chat, email or even give out their phone numbers. I was told recently I'm paranoid as I refused to go off MM initially, I told him not paranoid, just safe. It is not smart or safe to leave MM, yes the IM isn't great and the bleeping drives me nuts, but it does offer something between you and the person you're chatting with. Same thing with the email, that's why MM offers these options. Unless you're computer savvy yourself and using some sort of proxy, your IP is open and able to be seen. Don't be in such a rush to leave the minimal security MM does offer and DON'T use the same password for MM, email, etc. We need to be wise and cautious online.


What is love? Love is feeling comfortable and safe with someone but still getting weak knees when they walk into a room and smile at you. :)

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Posted on Thu, May 01, 2008 11:39

Earthlink has had the same thing many times. THEY ALL DO. I have three on my computer right now that I am turning over to the FBI because these particular ones are RECRUITING people to "accept payments" on goods supposedly sold here inthe states. This is a MAJOR crime, I envision a 20/20,,,Nightlilne exposee kind of thing. Ide love to go ahead and set it all up , and then get the feds to bust these guys. I owuld really like to know how to run an ISP,,,would you please email me and tell me how to do it ? Computer skills is not among my vast array of talents. THANKS. OH YEAH,,MY BANK(s) and FIdelity have ALL been targeted for this scam type too. A LEGITIMATE business will NEVER ask you to send this info over the net....and DO NOT USE LINKS to go to your "bank" The counterfit sites are very slick adn look real. IF IN DOUBT>>>DONT DO IT!!!


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Posted on Thu, May 01, 2008 10:54

Yahoo always seems to have a scam of one form or another! This is why I also use aol, hotmail, and gmail.


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