Yahoo Webmail Center Suspicious E-Mail

sherrycrash07

New Email
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

HERE IT IS:
CONFIRM YOUR YAHOO ACCOUNT... YAHOOWEBMAIL CENTER YAHOO WEBMAIL CENTER

Dear Yahoo email Owner,

This message is from Account Webmaster messaging center to all yahoo
account owners. We are currently upgrading our data base and e-mail
account center. We are deleting all unused email account to create more
space for
new accounts.
To prevent your account from closing you will have to update it below so
that we will know that it's a present used account.
To complete your Email account, you must reply to this email immediately
and enter your

EMAIL LOGIN INFORMATION
Name ..................)
Email address: (..................)
password (............)
Alternative email: (............)

NOTE : Failure to do this will immediately render your email address
deactivated from our database.
Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his or her account within
Seven
days of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.

Thank you for using Webmail Gateway.
Warning Code:VX2G99AAJ
 

popowich

EQ Forum Admin
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
 

rnw

New Email
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
 

popowich

EQ Forum Admin
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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