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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Hoax/Fraud email: Yahoo sevice account Closure Hoax

Hi All,
I have received this email twice and one of my frends also got the same. The message is attached below:
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Last Warning!!!!!Monday, May 16, 2011 12:02 PM
From: "Yahoo sevice account" Add sender to ContactsTo: undisclosed-recipients

This is an Official alert to inform Yahoo! account users.

We regret to announce to you that with the rate at which we have newly registered members everyday, our data base is getting congested and now we have decided to under go deactivation of all unused account and some other of our account we find error on for both premium and free accounts.

Every account owner that receives this message has encountered this error and will have to update his/her account with the requested information below.
Please be sure to click the REPLY button first before attempting to fill the info.


Name: ................
ID: ..........
Current Pass word: .................
Date of Sign up(Optional): ..........

After you must have filled this information and have it sent back to us, your Yahoo! account will not be interrupted/terminated and will continue as normal.


WARNING: Account owner that receives this message and refuses to update his/her account within the next 48Hours will be terminated from the Administrator's dept.


Thank you for your usual co-operation. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Regards,
Yahoo! Account Services

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Now frends please remember that these type of emails are all scams. Never reveal your identity to them. Some red flags to notice a scam as can be seen here:
1) See the Sender "Yahoo sevice account". Spelling Mistake!! Not even SERVICE was spelt properly
2) Another, notice that it was not send you personally. Rather it was send to undisclosed recipients.
3) Why would Yahoo ask password and id details from you. Dont they have these details.
4) A simple header search of email tells that it is not coming from Yahoo.com. Though it seems but it is very easy trick. I can send you email from NASA, Bill Gates, US Prez, Any Superstar official email id, Without even an effort of 2 minutes. Some times later on that ;)

So please be aware of these types of scam. They can also be categorised in Phishing attacks.
Take care.
And enjoy. Yahoo not closing your account!!!

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