Yahoo Webmail Center Suspicious E-Mail

Discussion in 'Yahoo Mail' started by sherrycrash07, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. sherrycrash07

    sherrycrash07 New Member

    I am writing because I received a suspicious email. It was from the Yahoo WebMail Center. It stated I had to report my email and password within a few days in order to retain my Yahoo email.

    Please let me know if this is trash.

    Thank you,
    Sherry

     
  2. popowich

    popowich Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Sherry,

    This e-mail is a phishing scam. You should delete it.

    Yahoo and other service providers will not ask you for your personal information over e-mail.

    -Raymond
     
  3. rnw

    rnw New Member

    Got the same thing today--replied to sender-- sbcglobaaccount@yahoo.com--
    ***THIS APPEARS TO BE EXTREMELY SUSPICIOUS IN AN EFFORT TO GET PERSONAL INFORMATION-----IF INDEED IT IS FROM MY CARRIER, I WILL VERIFY ONLY WHEN I CONTACT THEM DIRECTLY---IF NOT------------------YOU WILL BE REPORTED TO THE FEDS!!!!!!!!!***




    From: "Sbcglobal Account Users," <bandmarcher1@sbcglobal.net>
    Sent: Sat, January 28, 2012 4:55:30 PM
    Subject: Sbcglobal Account Users,


    Sbcglobal Account Users,

    All Sbcglobal account owners,We are having congestion due to the anonymous registration of Sbcglobal accounts so we are shutting down some Sbcglobal accounts and your account was among those to be deleted.We are sending you this email 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 and your country information would be needed to verify your account.

    Due to the congestion in all Sbcglobal users and removal of all unused Sbcglobal Accounts, sbcglobal 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 48 hours for security reasons.

    * Username:..............................
    * Password: .......................................
    * Date of Birth:................................
    * Country Or Territory: usa................

    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 days of receiving this warning stands the risk of lossing his or her account permanently.

    CONFIRM YOUR IDENTITY. VERIFY YOUR SBCGLOBAL AND ATT&T ACCOUNT NOW !!!


    The Sbcglobal Management
     
  4. popowich

    popowich Administrator Staff Member

    Hi rnw,

    You are correct that this is a phishing scam.

    Do not reply. Report the email as spam/phishing.

    :welcome: to Email Questions!
     

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