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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:30 AM

Yahoo E-mail scam. - I got this in my inbox:

Gotta be a scam, I ignored it and my account is still here. Poor grammar in line 3 is one tipoff, IMHO.

SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Dear Subscriber,

1. You requested your Email Account on January. 13, 2013 at 11:02 PM CS to be deactivated and deleted from a location in with this IP number;

2. Click on (https:// to cancel this request; else your email account will be deactivated and deleted within 24 hours


3. Do not share your password with anyone for your security purpose.
Thank You for Being A Loyal Yahoo! Mail User

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Reply Yahoo E-mail scam. - I got this in my inbox: (Original post)
Denninmi Jan 2013 OP
PoliticAverse Jan 2013 #1
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 #2
CurtEastPoint Jan 2013 #3
HappyMe Jan 2013 #4
hobbit709 Jan 2013 #5

Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:34 AM

1. In the typical scams the link you click on isn't really a yahoo link and you can see that...

when you move your mouse over it and the actual link is displayed by your browser.




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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 03:37 AM

2. Yes, always "mouse over" any links and the resulting URL is shown somewhere on your screen.

 

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:01 AM

3. "for your security purpose" Bad English.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:05 AM

4. kick

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:10 AM

5. Any time it starts with a variation of "Dear valued custumer" it's a scam.

Any LEGIT email from whomever would know your real name.

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