yahoo scam email?


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snazzy
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i received the following email message in my gmail account. my yahoo and gmail are in no way contected. im thinking its a scam so i wanted to make others aware. (the jo******* isnt my yahoo user id.)

A dirty scammer wrote:

from:yahoo-account-services-us@cc.yahoo-inc.com to me

Verify this email address
 
 
 You recently added a new email address to your Yahoo! account, or initiated verification of an existing email address. To verify that you own this email address, simply click on the link below. 
 
 Verifying your email address ensures that you can securely retrieve your account information if your password is lost or stolen. You must verify your email address before you can use it on Yahoo! services that require an email address. 
 
 For your security, please keep your email address information up-to-date. If this information changes, you can always update it by signing in to you Yahoo! account and changing it from the "My Account" area.

*MYGMAILADDRESS@xyz.COM*

If you can't click the sign in button, you can verify your email address by cutting and pasting (or typing) the following address into your browser:  
 
 https://edit.yahoo.com/commchannel/verify?.intl=us&p=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXLONGSTRING OF LETTERS &NUMBERS
 
 Not your account?
If the Yahoo! ID jo******* does not belong to you or if you would like to permanently stop receiving messages for this Yahoo! ID at this email address, please let us know.

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Re: yahoo scam email?

There apparently seems to be alot of people who like to help but with absolutely no bases for their info. TO KNOW IF THE MAIL IS FROM YAHOO----There are two ways to tell if an email is a legitimate message from Yahoo!:

1.Look for the why! icon to the left of the email's subject line in your inbox. When Yahoo! sends an email, there will always be a why! icon to the left of its subject line in your inbox. Note: This icon only appears if you check your email from Yahoo!'s website, and will not display in another email client, such as Outlook or Mac Mail. If you check your email in another email client, you can check your mail online or skip to step 2.

2.Check the email for suspicious requests. Yahoo! will never send you an email asking for your username and password. If you receive an email asking for this type of information, please report it to us so we can take action. For your account security, you should never respond to requests for your username or password.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: yahoo scam email?

The emails from yahoo are 100% legit. The trick is that spammers are using a legit channel to see if an email is active.
In Yahoo accounts, you can add other emails you have to your current yahoo account, for example, to send notifications or for recovery purposes to a gmail account.
The trick is that you must verify that you allow the link between emails, to verify you actually OWN the added gmail account, for example.

So If I am a spammer, and I know your email address in yahoo, I add it to my contact information in my yahoo account profile. It NOW appears as "unverified"
in the contact profile. The "victim" gets the notification email and EITHER "verifies" or "denies" the addition. You (victim) click "VERIFY" or "I didn't create this account" to "DENY."

EITHER WAY, now the spammer knows the email is active. The only way to puzzle the spammer is not to respond either way, the added email will continue to say
"unverified" in red on the contacts page.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: yahoo scam email?
I received this email. The thing is that I clicked on the help button from my account and I got a page that offers the option of chatting with a live Yahoo! customer care agent, so I clicked on it. They took me through the process of of changing some of my account info. The agent told me what to do, but did not ask for any of the answers or anything that I was entering. I did notice that every time I changed something I had to re-log my password. Anyhow, I was told to delete the other email account that I had on my account info, so I did. No biggie, it had been cancelled years ago. So I thought everything was resolved and I was happy...until...I noticed the confirmation e-mails are from the came address that sent me that fake email. SO now I'm concerned. I also received an e-mail from "Yahoo! Customer Care" because I had filled out a report to yahoo security from a link the agent provided. The email ask for my info including secret question and answer if I need to contact them due to not being able to reset my password through a link provided. Now I am wondering if my account was completely hacked and if the live agent chat was bogus. If so, what can I do?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: yahoo scam email?

cc.yahoo-inc.com does not resolve to any know IP address, which would seem to clinch it's being a scam. (I got one too)

You all can look these up on your own by referring to one or more of the following:

https://ws.arin.net/whois/index.html
http://www.apnic.net/
http://www.internic.net/whois.html
http://www.db.ripe.net/whois

You don't know me from Adam either, so the rest of my advice is -- DON'T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT EITHER. Do your homework.

Anonymous Visitor
Re: yahoo scam email?

i got the same one, only saying my accouant was going to be terminated.

antiphishing
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Re: yahoo scam email?

100 percent phishing scam to obtain yahoo email accounts

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Specializing in "takes downs" of phishing and advance fee scams
Send your Phishing/Advance fee scams to: phish@antihotmail.com
http://www.phishtank.com
http://www.fraudwatchers.org

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: yahoo scam email?

Actually, it's not a scam. At least not all the time.

My wife joined Yahoo games because she wanted to play Spades on line. I checked over the e-mail today, and saw it and wodnered if it was a scam or not. I was ready to delete it and be done with it.

Then it hit me. Since she joined Yahoo games and only has a Hotmail address, she had to verify it. So, maybe some of them are scams, but she got the exact e-mail, word for word, and it was legit.

upset yahoo customer (not verified)
Re: yahoo scam email?

yes, this is a total scam!

I received another type of email from the same link and my IE blocked going into their link, saying it was a 'phishing scam'. =( Mine was approached as if my Yahoo search marketing account balance has reached zero. When I logged onto my 'real' seach marketing account, there was still 95% balance left. Don't click on links from "cc.yahoo-inc.com"!

setponap
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Re: yahoo scam email?

I have a question concerning this.... yahoo-account-services-us@cc.yahoo-inc.com IS legit, so how does one forge an e-mail? How can forged e-mails be reported?

snazzy
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Re: yahoo scam email?

good questions but how do you know that email is legit? i know there was a problem with my bank and scams going on where emails were being sent out requesting account verification and the email was close to something they had but not quite. i just didnt trust this whole situation and so i didnt even look into the emails authenticity.

~No pressure, no diamonds.~

Almost Evil
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Re: yahoo scam email?

 Im not really going to get into the specifics of HOW to forge an email address, but its easily done. Lots of spammer/scammers/phishers use perfectly legitimate email addresses to send out emails. Usually in the thousands before they get caught and blocked. Theres not always a way to verify an email address isnt forged, but you can sometimes tell by checking the email headers.

 

"If lightning strikes twice, I dont want to be standing next to you! "

Almost Evil
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Re: yahoo scam email?

 If it stinks- its usually rotten Wink

 

Its a scam.

 

"If lightning strikes twice, I dont want to be standing next to you! "

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