YAHOO PLEASE…PLEASE HELP ME! I’M BEING THREATENED BY SOMEONE CLAIMING TO BE YOU

January 12, 2010

IN THE PAST WEEK I’VE RECEIVED FIVE NOTICES FROM “YAHOO” THAT THEY WERE GOING TO SHUT DOWN MY ACCOUNT UNLESS I GAVE THEM PRIVATE INFORMATION. I SUSPECTED THEM IMMEDIATELY AND CONTACTED THE REAL YAHOO FOR HELP…IT’S BEEN A WEEK AND STILL NO RESPONSE FROM THE REAL YAHOO!!!

I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO. I HAD A SIMILAR SITUATION WITH G MAIL WHO STOPPED MY HARASSMENT WITHIN 12 HOURS!!! I’M VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE VERY SUCCESSFUL BLOG WITH OVER 1,400,000 VIEWS MAYBE SOMEONE AMONG MY THOUSANDS OF READERS CAN HELP ME!!!

ARTIE WAYNE https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2009/07/12/thank-you-for-one-million-hits/

THANKS TO SEBASTIAN TOOMBS WHO JUST SET MY MIND AT  EASE, WHEN HE E -MAILED ME ” Fake bullshit! Notice that their address below is not yahoo.com Delete it…”

—– Forwarded Message —-
From: yahoo Admin <admin@yahoo.cc>
Sent: Tue, January 12, 2010 10:01:48 AM
Subject: Yahoo Alert!!!

Yahoo! Customer Care Satisfaction Survey

Dear Valued Member,

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 info below after clicking the reply botton or your Account will be suspended for security reasons.

YAHOO ACCOUNT VERIFICATION ALERT !!! (KMM69467VL055834KM)

Due to the congestion in all 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 for security reasons..

Yahoo! ID Card
Name: …………………………………………………

Yahoo! ID: …………………………………………………

Yahoo! Mail Address: …………………………………………………

Password: …………………………………………………

Member Information
Gender: …………………………………………………

Birthdate: …………………………………………………

Occupation: …………………………………………………

Country: …………………………………………………




If you are a Yahoo! Account Premium subscriber, We will refund the unused portion of your Premium subscription, if any. The refund will appear as a credit via the billing method we have on file for you. So please make sure that your billing information is correct and up-to-date. For more information, please visit https://billing.yahoo.com.

After following the instruction on this sheet your account will not be interrupted and will continue as normal

We appreciate your being a Yahoo! Account user.

Sincerely,

Yahoo! Customer Support

Please reply to this message. This is a service related to your use of Yahoo! Mail. To learn more about Yahoo!’s use of personal information, including the use of Web beacons in HTML-based email, visit Yahoo home page.

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4 Responses to “YAHOO PLEASE…PLEASE HELP ME! I’M BEING THREATENED BY SOMEONE CLAIMING TO BE YOU”

  1. Laura Says:

    Hi Artie,

    Sebastian is right. Unfortunately this type of email has become quite common, and the practice is called “phishing” (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing ). An email arrives, purporting to be from eBay, PayPal, Yahoo, or other entity with which you’re affiliated, and stating that you must “click on the link below” and enter your username and password to verify your account or said account will be suspended (or that some other horror awaits). The link goes to a website that looks authentic but is actually a means by which these unscrupulous characters acquire your personal information. (One tipoff – the email is addressed to “dear customer” or, as in your example, “valued member,” rather than to your real name.)

    The safest bet is NOT to click on any links or graphic links in an email. If you’re not sure, open a new browser and physically type in the URL of the website in question. Several sites also have email addresses to which you can forward messages that appear suspect. It’s a shame Yahoo didn’t get back to you, but many sites are happy to know about these counterfeit emails so that they can take steps to get the bogus websites deactivated.

    That said – Happy New Year!

    Laura

  2. Joe Nelson Says:

    These guys get more and more careful as time goes on. I remember several threatening messages from one “CEOMarie” from AOL back in the day. Typos all over the place, and who ever heard of of a CEO sending out their own e-mails? I sent her back a few threatening messages of my own: “Shut me down, Bitch! I defy you. I think you’re a criminal.” Nothing happened.

    What I do find interesting is none of these providers will legitimately ask for your password (a sure indicator of a phishing scam. Yet, certain other sites will try to get you to import contact information from other servives you use (e.g. Facebook getting your AIM contacs to send them friend invites) and this DOES requie use of your password. In that case they’re using your logon info to access your account with your knowlege (this time), but despite assurances nothing is being saved, I don’t believe them. There are plenty of contacts I’ve developed over the years that are dormant for a variety of reasons. Let sleeping dogs lie, and for God’s sake don’t shoot them!


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