Has AnyBody Recieved This Email From Yahoo ..

Am Really Scared .. - Have You Got An Email ..
India
July 28, 2009 1:47am CST
I received An Email Claiming to be From Yahoo .. Can Mylotters Help Me .. Notice to Yahoo! Internet Customers, This message is from Yahoo! Customer Service messaging center to all Yahoo! account owners: We noticed that many Yahoo! e-mail accounts has not been using so we are currently upgrading our data base e-mail account center. We are deleting all unused Yahoo! email accounts to create more space for new Yahoo! customers. To prevent your Yahoo! accounts from closing you will have to update it as below so that we will know that it's a present used account. To complete all your Yahoo! e-mail account update, you must reply to this email immediately and enter your informations below. All Yahoo! Log in information. Name: Email Address: Password: Alternative e-mail: Password: NOTE: Failure to do this will immediately render your Yahoo! e-mail address deactivated from our database. Warning!!! Please do not ignore this message to avoid losing your Yahoo! e-mail account with us. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you. Thank you for your cooperation Sincerely, Your Yahoo! Internet Service Customer Care Team What Do YOu Think I Must DO .. Has Anyone Received This Email .. Thanks For Responding .. I Need Advice ..
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31 responses
• United States
1 Aug 09
I never respond to emails requesting any personal information. However I would contact Yahoo and ask them if the email was legitimate.
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• India
1 Aug 09
Thank You For that Piece of Advice .. Be Active On Here .. See You Around .. Best Of luck ..
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@MsTickle (24983)
• Australia
1 Aug 09
Places like this will NEVER ask for your email addresses or passwords ...WHY? Because they already have that information and have no need for you to send it to them. Anyone asking you to send them passwords is up to no good. You simply never send anyone a password.
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• India
1 Aug 09
Ms Tickle .. Am Feeling Ticklish Already .. It's Really Nice For you all To Show This Much Concern .. Be around With The Best site On Net 'Mylot' ..
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
30 Jul 09
I have not received this email, or if I did, it never got opened. Yahoo would never ask for your login information. I think that I would forward the email to spoof@yahoo.com. I think that most places have a spoof account where you can forward such emails. This will let them find where it is coming from and hopefully get them away from sending such emails. Thanks for bringing this up.
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• India
1 Aug 09
Thank You for that Piece of Info .. I Will forward the Mail .. Thank You ..
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@uath13 (8207)
• United States
29 Jul 09
That's a scam designed to get you to give them your Yahoo account name & password. Mark it as spam or try to find a way to report it to Yahoo.
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• India
29 Jul 09
I Received On Spam Mail Itself .. Out of Curiosity Just Thought of Asking mylotters if they had received a Similar One .. Thank You For Your Comment ..
• India
28 Jul 09
WOW wait and do not respond to this email coz no one asks your password blatantly through a mail its a spam or someone may scam u so don not disclose ur personal details to anybody online.
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• India
28 Jul 09
Thanks For the Advice .. I Did Receive This As Spam .. But just thought Of asking My Mates At MyLot .. I Thought it was Indeed Scam As My Friends Have said - No one Will Want the Password Unless They Are Hackers .. Thanks Anyway .. You were Helpful ..
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
28 Jul 09
My email provider is Vodafone, and I received a similar email. I ignored it, as any reputable company will never ask for passwords or other personal information in an email - it's just not secure enough. Also, the email originated in New Zealand, while my Vodafone account is in the UK. If they really wanted to update information, they'd direct you to a link on the website. Even then, I'd be wary of following it, as the phishers are known to set up bogus websites. If the request is genuine, and you log on to the company website, you will be able to update your account that way. The most obvious giveaway that this is a scam is the phrase: 'to all account holders.' Genuine emails will always be addressed to you by name - it's standard business practice and it's the polite way to address someone. You may want to forward the email to Yahoo, so they can investigate further, but don't respond to it.
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• India
28 Jul 09
Thanks .. You Do Talk Sense .. Well .. I really appreciate your Words .. Now Am Really Relieved .. I Will Forward the Mail to yahoo.com .. Am I Right ..
@flaredust (728)
• Indonesia
28 Jul 09
That is a chain email from scammers, this happen also few times ago with one of myLot member too. Yahoo never ask stupid question like that, they already know their database as good as every user name and password. So, if they are the email provider why do they ask that to their user, they already had the data, why ask? Second thing is, yahoo now developing their server even with bigger one, every user now have unlimited storage of email, so for what purpose they do limiting user account? It's just lame trick from lame scammer.
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• India
28 Jul 09
Thank You For those Words .. You Are to the Point .. Am Relieved now .. I Didn't Expect So Much Support .. This Can Happen Only On Mylot ..
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
29 Jul 09
I did get a very similar email 'from yahoo' but had actually forgotten about it until seeing your discussion. I have several different yahoo email addresses and only one of them got the email (the one I use the most). As someone else said though if it were really from Yahoo they would already have my information - name, id, and password. I'm going to report to Yahoo when I get home from work today.
• India
29 Jul 09
So We Are sailing on Same Boat .. LoL .. It Does Get scary When Yahoo Wants your Password .. OMG .. Thank God .. We Have Nylot For Rescue .. Way to go Mylot ..
• India
29 Jul 09
So We Are sailing on Same Boat .. LoL .. It Does Get scary When Yahoo Wants your Password .. OMG .. We Have Mylot For Rescue .. Way to go Mylot ..
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
29 Jul 09
LOL sailing on same boat, I love boating :) just so my yahoo mail account doesn't get closed down in 2 weeks which is what the email said would happen - I've had that account for nearly 10 years :(
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
29 Jul 09
I did not get that email and I have yahoo too. I do not think that Yahoo cares that much about unused email accounts, they had to have a way to control those issues, they have both a free accounts and paid email accounts. I am sure they want your info, why I do not know. Maybe the want to break Yahoo TOS with your info. Be careful tho.
• India
29 Jul 09
Am I Wondering ..  - I Can't Understand ..
Hey .. What Are you trying to say .. Be clear .. Am Not Able to Understand .. What Do you Want to Say ..
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
29 Jul 09
I am more awake now. I am not sure why Yahoo would even want that information from you. I believe that some people just want to use your email account to break yahoo terms of service under your name. It has never made any sense, but I have known of people whos email account was stolen. Then they find out that their account was canceled by yahoo or whatever email account company because others abused it. AOL is very popular for that. I hope that makes sense now.
29 Jul 09
I have had loads of phishing e mails like that but never one regarding Yahoo. With the others I forward them on to the company they are supposed to come from. Most banks etc have e mail address for these sort of scams to be forwarded to. If it is something from pay pal I always send it to them and they will confirm if it is genuine or not. Either just delete or send it to Yahoo customer services for their comments. Mind you as it is Yahoo it might take a while for them to reply
• India
29 Jul 09
Your Response is Awaited - Your Response Is Anticipated .. Thanks .
Ok .. Thank You For your Concern May I Have Yahoo customer Services Mail Id .. Thanks In Advance .. Do Lot More On Mylot ..
@babshish (1390)
• India
28 Jul 09
Well I have not received any such mail, but seeing the content itself it seems a scam. Yahoo will not ask for your login details anyways. This is for sure a scam. so don't bother about this mail too much. If still you feel, you can forward this to yahoo support team to inform them about this mail. There are many such scams going around on the net, so beware before giving any of your information .
• India
28 Jul 09
Yes Now Am Sure, It's A Scam .. It Must be somebody I Know .. What Do I Guess .. Thanks ..
@owlwings (39593)
• Cambridge, England
29 Jul 09
It's unlikely to be from anyone you know. People who send out emails like this either 'harvest' emails from the Web in various ways (often by asking you to register on some site) or they generate thousands of usernames randomly using software and send out emails to those addresses. Most of the mails they send may, of course, be to users who don't exist but many will be to unsuspecting users. The object is, of course, to gain access to your Yahoo account. Yahoo very much want to know about these 'phishing' mails and do appreciate it if you can forward the mail as an attachment to abuse@yahoo.com. If you don't know how to forward a mail as an attachment, don't worry (it's not very straightforward): someone else receiving it will probably have done so. The best thing for most people to do is to simply hit the Spam button and send it directly into your spam box. You ought, by the way to make sure that your Yahoo Mail Settings are set NOT to open images/graphics by default or to receive text only mail. Many spammers use the fact that most people are set to receive HTML and show images by default to be notified that the mail was actually received and opened (they can't directly see which email address was used to open the mail this way but it allows them to know what percentage of mails in their list are actually valid).
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
28 Jul 09
I didn't get one and I just checked my Yahoo mail account It looks like someone just is phishing, they want your information. Don't give it to them, it's most likely not from Yahoo.
• India
28 Jul 09
I don't Know What To Do .. - Why Me ....
But .. Sounds Frightening .. So You Are Sure I Don't Reply .. But Am Also Wondering Why I Have received it And Not Everyone Else .. Thanks For Advising ..
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
28 Jul 09
I often get this type of email but not from Yahoo. Anyone asking for your password is always to be suspected. The staff at Yahoo does not need your password, they already know how to get into our accounts to do things they need to do :)
@jdyrj777 (6556)
• United States
30 Jul 09
I hope ypu didnt respond to that. I remember getting something like that awhile back. But one thing i know is never respond to anything like that. I believe thet only time yahoo deletes an account is when it has not been used for 30 days. You better spam that one. Or somehow forward it to yahoo. So they are aware its going around. But for sure its a scam.
• India
1 Aug 09
Thanks For the Response .. Nice To get a View Point from So Many People .. Am Glad I Posted this .. All the Best ..
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@mces0925 (196)
• Philippines
30 Jul 09
Ignore that email. As far as I know Yahoo don't email us like that. If they want to confirm once we login in our account there will be a confirmation, they will shows us our another account it's up to us if we want to update our email account. They wouldn't asked us to send our personal information like that. Don't trust that email. Happy myloting!
• India
30 Jul 09
Yes .. Thanks For That Piece Of Information .. Nice To Hear You Say This ..
@knrsekar (1009)
• India
29 Jul 09
yes..I received such a mail few days back and as I am aware of such spam mails, I used to delete them even without reading the entire content.Also no service provider will ask our passwords and they don't need also..Now as the passwords are stored in encrypted form, they are also not able to see them easily..The reason for encryption is that even they are not allowed to know our passwords..If you see such mail, just delete them and don't waste your time in reading such mails..We can not avoid them also..
• India
30 Jul 09
Thanks for the Information and Advice .. Have A Nice Day .. See You Around ..
@jwfarrimond (4474)
29 Jul 09
As already said, any email like this that asks you to provide log on details or has a link for you to go to a website "to verify your details" is an attempt to get your details for fraudulent and criminal purposes. NO email provider like Yahoo or Hotmail or any bank will send you an email like this. Emails like this come in many varietys, but they are all trying to do the same thing and that is to steal your personal details.
• India
30 Jul 09
Yes .. Mylotters Are Helping Me In Such A Nice Way .. Is there So Much Care At Mylot .. Thank You .. Now I Know The Power Of Mylot .. Thanks For the Advice ..
@bunnybon7 (37162)
• Holiday, Florida
29 Jul 09
yes, years ago they used to say you had to be active to keep your account. but they never said to fill out an e-mail. they said to go to your account page and log in. not to answer an email. this is definately a scam like many other going on out there. i always go to a home page to make sure to check it out.
• India
30 Jul 09
Yes .. Lot of scams Happening .. But, What's The Big Idea .. Am Not Able to understand .. Anyway .. Thanks For the Response ..
@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
29 Jul 09
have not recently received an email like that from yahoo like that, but I remember in the past receiving an email like that. First of all just remember and always remember that yahoo will never ask for your log in information or any other account information. I remember when I was younger and I had an email address and one day I did receive an email like that and before I never knew that it was a scam and I had given them my information my password and log in information and let me just tell you one thing a week later someone had all my information and changed my password and everything and I was no longer able to log in. So do be careful and alway remember that yahoo or any other emailing company will never ask for your information because they already have that information and also it is just someone trying to take a hold of your account.
• India
30 Jul 09
Yes, I did Receive it Just two Days Ago .. Yes .. I Am Aware of Hackers ... But i Can't understand Their Whole Idea Of Disabling AnyBody's Account .. Crazy Set Of people .. I Suppose .. Well, Thank You ..
@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
29 Jul 09
it looks a phishing mail indeed. i will just ignore such email.
• India
29 Jul 09
Hi Summer, How Are things With You Now .. Like You Said Even I Have ignored the Mail .. Thank You For Responding ..
@cagefan (82)
• Philippines
29 Jul 09
I don't think it's from yahoo,I haven't received this kind of email. Ignore it because it's definitely phishing,the pattern are there.asking for your password. Beware always for those asking for your password,
• India
29 Jul 09
Even I Think The Same .. I Know Nobody Will Ever Ask For Password .. Do Lot More On Mylot ..