Questionable email, re: "Terms of Use Violation."?

Can anyone tell me if there are any viruses disguised as emails from YouTube? I received an email, claiming to be from YouTube, titled "Terms of Use Violation." I've never uploaded or downloaded any YouTube videos, nor have I ever violated any their terms of use. All I've ever done is view videos, so I don't see how using YouTube for its express purpose is a "violation." The email address given is "noreply@youtube.com," and I confirmed that Youtube's website is www.youtube.com, but I'm hesitant to open this. Also, I received two emails previously, claiming my Youtube video is ready...but I've never made a YouTube video. I think this is a virus, but I was wondering if anyone else is familiar with this.

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  • 9 years ago
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    I doubt you would have a problem by just reading the email. Do not click on a link unless when you hover over it the address in the lower left is actually xxx.youtube.com/xxx. Do not download anything.

    If you have NEVER given YouTube your Yahoo address it is probably a scam.

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  • 9 years ago

    Delete the email, go to youtube.com and login, and check your inbox that way. Then you can see if you really have a message from YouTube - if not, good thing you deleted that email.

  • 9 years ago

    You can probably read the email safely, but do not click on any attachments or links with the email. In fact, if there are attachments, delete it.

  • roger
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    then you have even less reason to open them delete them its not you then its a mistake dont take a chance it aint worth it.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Yes, regard it as spam to play it safe.

    Delete.....

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