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suspicious Yahoo email: Yahoo! Account Alert!!!?

Hi everyone,

This looks very suspicious to me. I want to let others know & (hopefully) get an answer from Yahoo on whether this is a scam or not. Looks to me like it is.

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From: "Yahoo! Mail Service" <Mailbot@yahoo.com>

Add sender to Contacts

To: undisclosed-recipients

Account Information

Dear Valued Member,

Due to the congestion in all Yahoo users and removal of all unused Yahoo Accounts,Yahoo would be shutting down all unused Accounts,You will have to confirm your E-mail by filling out your login info below after clicking the reply botton or your Account will be suspended within 24 hours for security reasons.

YAHOO ACCOUNT VERIFICATION ALERT !!! (KMM69467VL055834KM)

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 within 24 hours 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, your current subscription will be canceled on April 30, 2009 if you refuse to update your account. 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.

Sincerely,

Yahoo! Customer Support

Please reply to this message. This is a service related to your use of Yahoo! Mail. To learn more about Yahoo!'s use of personal information, including the use of Web beacons in HTML-based email, visit Yahoo home page. Yahoo! is located at 701 First Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    You guessed it. This is a known phishing scam attempting to get you to give them all your personal info. It's not from Yahoo, just delete it and ignore it. Good luck and be careful.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Wow, that does look suspicious. i have never gotten that kind of message. although the message looks believeable. the option is always available to fill in FAKE information to the sender. make sure that this fake information is validable like zip and state match so on. also keep a copy of the email,print it out for legal reasons

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    They can't and Yahoo doesn't send you an email before they delete your account, they just delete it...They deleted mine while I was using it They lied Yahoo didn't email them anything about suspending their account

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  • 1 decade ago

    I got similar one from das_mohana @ yahoo.com. Looks very suspicious but set up to look legit.Also trying to report to yahoo.

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