possiable hacker via Yahoo Email

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  1. Army Infantry Mom profile image61
    Army Infantry Momposted 8 years ago

    Just a heads up, regaurding yahoo email. I recieved this is my yahoo email today,..Sounds very bogus,..

    YAHOO ALERTFriday, February 5, 2010 1:35 PMFrom: "YAHOO SERVICE MEMBER" Add sender to ContactsTo: yahoo.mailbot@yahoo.comYahoo! Customer Care Satisfaction Survey

    Due to the congestion in all Yahoo Accounts, Yahoo 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 for security reasons... 
    Yahoo! ID Card
    Name: ..............................................   
    Yahoo! ID: ...................................
    Yahoo! Mail Address: .............................
    Password: ...........................................

    Member Information
    Gender: ........................................
    Birthdate: ..................................
    Occupation: ............................. Country:...................................

    If you are a Yahoo! Account Premium subscriber, We will refund the unused portion of your Premium subscription, if any.. The refund will appear as a credit via the billing method we have on file for you. So please make sure that your billing information is correct and up-to-date. For more information, please visit https://billing.yahoo.com.

    After following the instruction on this sheet your account will not be interrupted and will continue as normal
    We appreciate your being a Yahoo! Account user.


    Yahoo! Customer Support

    So I decided I would reply and tell them I do not feel comfortable sending such information so they can go ahead and close my account I have google email. So I hit reply and this was the email address that appeared in the To: section
    mail.mailingservice@yahoo.com.hk Not yahoo.verification@yahoo.com which appeared in the start of this email,..

    Just curious who else recieved such an email,.. I did contact yahoo and made them aware of this email.

    1. lorlie6 profile image82
      lorlie6posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Good thinking, Mom-Just last week I was 'pfished' through my Hotmail account and was so mad, I wrote a Hub about it! lol  Actually, I am a very new computer user and have never had anyone ask me these sorts of questions before-so I bit.  Same stuff, it looks like, as yours in Yahoo.
      Well, I guess you live and learn.  I didn't really have anything critical in my account, so it's no huge loss, I just feel like a dummy, you know?

  2. Army Infantry Mom profile image61
    Army Infantry Momposted 8 years ago

    ya my accounts got hacked 2 times a few months ago and since i use the same password for everything it screwed up a lot of my acconts. now i use different passwords and im exstra cautious now,...speaking of my account being hacked those 2 times it was after i used a retweet button from a site i was on,.. for instant retweets you must give permission for a third party to access your account,.. I dont do that no more,.. i just tweet it myself on my own now.

  3. lorlie6 profile image82
    lorlie6posted 8 years ago

    And THEN you've got to keep track of all those danged passwords!  Well, all the best to you, and keep up the caution!

  4. profile image0
    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    i got phished for my facebook account twice last week. they said they needed to verify my account and that i had registered with the email account i use for hubpages (which i didn't). i thought that was strange since i opened my facebook account a long time ago, yet it said i had opened one with my hubpages email account on september 21. so someone must have opened one with my email address and hoped i would verify the acount for them.

    god there's some sneaky little so-and-sos out there yikes

  5. Michael Willis profile image76
    Michael Willisposted 8 years ago

    I got that email several times a day about a month ago for about a week. I just deleted everyone of them. Looked bogus, so delete.


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