I receive an email from [email protected] asking me to verify my email account or else it will be terminated.
Dear Account User,
This Email is from Yahoo! Customer Care and we are sending it to every Yahoo! Email User Accounts Owner for safety. we are having congestions due to the anonymous registration of Yahoo! accounts so we are shutting down some Yahoo! accounts and your account was among those to be deleted.We are sending you this email to so that you can verify and let us know if you still want to use this account. If you are still interested please confirm your account by filling the space below. Your User name,Password,Date Of Birth (DOB) and your Country information would be needed to verify your account.
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 Information below after clicking the reply button, or your account will be suspended within 24 hours for security reasons.
* User name: …………………………
* Password: …………………………..
* Date of Birth: ……………………….
* Country Or Territory: …………….
After following the instructions in the sheet, your account will not be interrupted and will continue as normal. Thanks for your attention to this request. We apologize for any inconveniences.
Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his/her account after two weeks of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.
Of course it looks like legitimate email especially if the email user who receive this email will consider the email address where this email is coming from. If you’ll read the last part of it, it says, “Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his/her account after two weeks of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently” it seems that the email users will get nervous and will immediately reply it by sending their personal information.
Now, if you already had replied this, then you’ll definitely loss your precious email account.
It’s because, it is another email scam. Just look at the information they’re asking you: “username, password, date of birth and teritory.” If you freely give your username and password, then scammers can easily access your account and own them.
Now what will happen next?
First, scammers will scan the entire content of your email to find ways on how to utilize them. They can use this in black-mailing you… for extortion… to access your personal financial accounts… and a lot of things. Now, what if your email is the one used in your paypal account. Once they have your email account, then your paypal will be next.
For your information, my Pasugo-Online.NET website was hacked in 2004 because the hackers successfully hacked my email account ([email protected]) which is connected to that website. And not only that, I also lost my personal website which I started building since 1999 (geocities.com/selaplana).
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