I received 3 suspicious emails today from" gmtbauchi@gmail.com" claiming to be from Yahoo.?

The messages said

"Your incoming mails is hanging as a result of limited bandwidth e-mail space,

To receive these emails you must have to update your email account,

Kindly click on the below link to complete the update on your,

Account in order to receive your pending mails and enjoy better ,

Quality and efficient service delivery"

Whats the deal?

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  • 5 years ago
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    This sounds like a phishing email designed to collect your account information. If Yahoo sends you an email it will address you by your real name, never as Dear User, Dear Yahoo Account Holder, or Dear Yahoo Mail User. Yahoo sends emails from a @cc.yahoo-inc.com address only. Yahoo will never send you an email asking that you change, update, or verify your account information by clicking on a link in the email.

    Protecting yourself from "phishing" or "spoofing" - https://help.yahoo.com/kb/mail/SLN2092.html?impres...

    Reporting a phishing email sent from a Yahoo! email address - https://help.yahoo.com/kb/mail/SLN3477.html?impres...

    Legitimate Yahoo communications versus Internet scams - https://help.yahoo.com/kb/mail-for-desktop/legitim...

    You can get the Yahoo Account team to check if the message you received was actually sent by Yahoo by following the steps below.

    Start here - https://io.help.yahoo.com/contact/index?page=home&...

    Click on "Yahoo Mail" and select the version you need help with.

    Under Topic select "Abuse and spam"

    Under Subtopic select "Email asking for account information"

    Under Recommended Options you will find more information.

    One option is to click on the "Email" link

    Fill out the form completely

    Click the "Create Request" button

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  • Bill
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    Ignore them.

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    DON'T CLICK! Delete and ignore them

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