yahoo scam email?

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snazzy
yahoo scam email?

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.

   

   

Almost Evil
Re: yahoo scam email?

 If it stinks- its usually rotten ;)

 

Its a scam.

 

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

setponap
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
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
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! "

upset yahoo customer
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"!

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