Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Don't Fall for this Simple Email Phishing Trick

It's a little disturbing that an email like this would get through the Yahoo spam protection since it is phishing for Yahoo account information. I hope that no one reading this is gullible enough to respond to an email like the following which is designed to trick you into giving away all of your key information:

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 bith 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.
* Username: ..............................
* 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.

(Note: I started to highlight all the typos and grammer errors that should give this away as an item that didn't come from Yahoo. I think I did enough to make the point and you can amuse yourself by looking for the rest.)

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