The Djao'Mor'Terra Collective (fayanora) wrote,
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Phishing alert!

Today I received an email claiming to be from Yahoo Alerts. And it's scary how well they're pretending; I truly believed it was an official Yahoo email until they asked for my password. Here is a copy of the email:

Important Information Regarding Your yahoo Account
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 5:51 AM
From: "Yahoo! Alert" <alert@cc.yahoo-inc.com>
To: undisclosed-recipients

Dear User,

We are sorry to inform you that we are currently working on securing our
server, during this process account which is not manually verified by us will
be deleted, Please confirm and submit your information for manual verification
by one of our customer care.

Information which is to be provided is below:
User Name:
User Id:
Password:
Date Of Birth:
Country (At Sign up):

Upon confirmation of information from you, we will manually verify your Yahoo!
Account and reserve it not to be deleted, We are sorry for any inconveniences
this might have cause providing your information over the email.

Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his/her account after two
weeks of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.
______________________________________________________________________________

Copyright © 2009 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright/IP Policy | Terms
of Service | Guide to Online Security

NOTICE: We collect personal information on this site.

To learn more about how we use your information, see our Privacy Policy.


Damn, these phishing bastards are getting good. I almost fell for it, if not for the knowledge that no one ever needs your password for anything legitimate. I have reported it to phishing@cc.yahoo-inc.com . But it's so good a scam that even now I'm wondering if I'm wrong.
Tags: can't help but admire the evil bastards, phishing, scams, warnings
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