Yahoo Phishing Mail From Alert@yahoo-inc.com

A phishing mail just hit my mail account today. This mail comes from alert@yahoo-inc.com. Yahoo never will ask for your password. Please do not send your password in case you are asked for.

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.

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  1. cesar cuyugan
    August 5th, 2009 at 14:30 | #1

    I got a similar message:

    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 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 inconvinience.

    Yahoo! Customer Care

    Case number: 8941624
    Property: Account Security
    Contact date: 2009-04-28

    take the survey
    Yahoo! Copyright © 2009 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved.

  2. August 5th, 2009 at 15:43 | #2

    @Cesar – Typical case of fraud. Please be careful.

  3. August 24th, 2009 at 17:22 | #3

    Sir,
    Please let me know what is this message it is scam? or fraud ?

    I got a similar 2/3 messages :

    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 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 inconvinience.

    Yahoo! Customer Care

    Case number: 8941624
    Property: Account Security
    Contact date: 2009-04-28

    take the survey
    Yahoo! Copyright © 2009 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved.

    Second e-mail::—————-

    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

  4. August 24th, 2009 at 17:23 | #4

    I got a similar message:

    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 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 inconvinience.

    Yahoo! Customer Care

    Case number: 8941624
    Property: Account Security
    Contact date: 2009-04-28

    take the survey
    Yahoo! Copyright © 2009 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved.

  5. August 24th, 2009 at 18:04 | #5

    @Sabir – This is a scam to get hold of your yahoo account. Please don’t provide any personal information.

  6. ego
    January 9th, 2010 at 03:54 | #6

    How hackers rob your yahoo email and use it.

    1. Step 1 From Yahoo! Alert bhbluecat@yahoo.com (a fake yahoo address) they send you the following message:

    Account Alert

    Dear Valued Member,

    Due to the congestion in all Yahoo! account users and removal of some invalid account. we are updating our database to provide you with good services.You will have to confirm your E-mail by filling out your log in 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 inconvenience.

    Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his or her account before 24 hours of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.

    Thank you for using Yahoo! mail
    Warning Code:VX2G99AAJ
    Copyright © 2009 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved.

    2. Step 2.

    They rob your contacts and send them the following email:

    Subject: Good news!
    Good news!
    Dear friend,I find out an amazing online-shop.its name is KIMSELL company.As there are too much stock,the produts there are on promotion. They are all very cheap and of good quanlity.The dicount comes to 30%.I have ordered an iphone which is only EUR326 in total.And I have checked my iphone,it is of great quanlity.So I decide to share my happyness with you!It is awesome!By the way,the website is http://www.kimsell.com
    Hurry up!

  7. Reese
    January 20th, 2010 at 13:19 | #7

    I got the same message. The thing that I noticed right off when reading comments from others who got this email is that we all have the same case number, not very smart on the scammer’s part.

  8. March 11th, 2010 at 18:46 | #8

    Great post!!!Nice buddy i really liked your post!!!

  9. Bob
    April 6th, 2010 at 13:12 | #9

    Warning when they get hold of your e-mail account they can then go to other sites and enter your e-mail address into the password reminder though gaining access to other online accounts :(

  10. kristy
    May 6th, 2010 at 03:45 | #10

    A similar email I received from account-service@custormer.com (note the extra R in customer) there are a few other spelling mistakes in this email, I’m sure anyone at yahoo’s customer service knows how to use spell check.

    “We are really sorry for any inconvenience this might cause you. Due to the congestion in all Yahoo! account users, Yahoo! will be shooting down all unverified accounts. In order to avoid the deactivation of your account, you will have to confirm your e-mail by filling your Login Info below by clicking the reply button.

    User name: …………………………………..
    Password: ……………………………………
    Date Of Birth: ……………………………….
    Occupation: …………………………………
    Country Of Residence: ……………………..

    Please reply to this message. This is a service email 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, please read our Privacy Policy. Yahoo! Mail is located at 701 First Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089.

    Yahoo! Customer Care

    Case number: 8941624
    Property: Account Security
    Contact date: 05-05-2010″

  11. Wayne
    May 8th, 2010 at 14:22 | #11

    This is a scam. Please be carefull

  12. June 4th, 2010 at 07:52 | #12

    I received this today. Sure it must be a scam.

    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 © 2010 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.

  13. indignation
    June 28th, 2010 at 19:04 | #13

    Please tell me,

    How long do I have to tolerate all the following bulshit supposed to be originated from Yahoo? Isn’t there anybody responsible to bring those people to Court, for trying to deceiving me into revealing my password which should then be used against my will and without my knowledge to all my contacts for illegal purposes?

    …………………………..
    …………………….

    Final Warning!!!
    From: Yahoo Customer Service Add to Contacts
    To:

    ——————————————————————————–

    We are really sorry for any inconvinience this might cause you. Due to the congestion in all Yahoo! account users, Yahoo! will be shuting down all unused accounts. In order to avoid the deactivation of your account, you will have to confirm your e-mail by filling your Login Info below by clicking the reply button.

    Full name: …………………………………..

    Username: …………………………………..
    Password: …………………………………..
    Date Of Birth: ……………………………….
    Occupation: …………………………………
    Country Of Residence: ……………………

    After you must have followed the instructions on the sheet, your Yahoo! account will not be interrupted and will continue as normal. Thank you for your usual co-operation. We apologize for any inconvinience.

    Yahoo! Customer Care
    Case number: 2641930
    Property: Account Security

    Regards,
    Yahoo! Account Services
    ————————-
    We are really sorry for any inconvinience this might cause you.

  14. mim
    June 30th, 2010 at 11:57 | #14

    Please tell me,

    How long do I have to tolerate all the following bulshit supposed to be originated from Yahoo? Isn’t there anybody responsible to bring those people to Court, for trying to deceiving me into revealing my password which should then be used against my will and without my knowledge to all my contacts for illegal purposes?

    …………………………..
    …………………….

    Final Warning!!!
    From: Yahoo Customer Service Add to Contacts
    To:

    ——————————————————————————–

    We are really sorry for any inconvinience this might cause you. Due to the congestion in all Yahoo! account users, Yahoo! will be shuting down all unused accounts. In order to avoid the deactivation of your account, you will have to confirm your e-mail by filling your Login Info below by clicking the reply button.

    Full name: …………………………………..

    Username: …………………………………..
    Password: …………………………………..
    Date Of Birth: ……………………………….
    Occupation: …………………………………
    Country Of Residence: ……………………

    After you must have followed the instructions on the sheet, your Yahoo! account will not be interrupted and will continue as normal. Thank you for your usual co-operation. We apologize for any inconvinience.

    Yahoo! Customer Care
    Case number: 2641930
    Property: Account Security

    Regards,
    Yahoo! Account Services
    ————————-
    We are really sorry for any inconvinience this might cause you.

  15. June 30th, 2010 at 13:26 | #15

    @Mim – This is a fake mail you get from Email / Password harvesters, who get hold of your password and misuse it, which is illegal. But since, everything is done online, it’s almost impossible to track them down. Geographical constraints ! Wish there would be a way to catch these spammers and phishing emailers !

  16. Shaun
    August 28th, 2010 at 07:08 | #16

    How about this one———–>

    Hey Shaun,
    pansy kertesz wants to connect with you on Yahoo!.
    Start sharing what’s most important to you across the web. If you accept pansy kertesz’s invite, you can see updates, photos and more.

    pansy kertesz
    Eden, North Carolina
    Accept

    Don’t know this person, so was wondering if it is a SPAM attempt or something.

  17. August 28th, 2010 at 10:35 | #17

    @Shaun – Some one by name Pansy is trying to get in touch with you. If you know the person, then go ahead and add him/her. Else ignore, it’s always safe.

  18. November 25th, 2010 at 18:07 | #18

    I also received a similar message from:
    stewart.knight@mbzonline.net

    And before doing any thing a did a Google search, which lead me to this page. Thanks for the information. Here is the message I received:

    Yahoo! Customer Care Satisfaction Survey

    Dear User,

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

    Information which is to be provided is below:
    User Name:
    User Id:
    Password:
    Date Of Birth:
    Occupation:

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

  19. BRIGID WONG
    January 9th, 2011 at 11:48 | #19

    Hi, i received a message from Fiduciary Office <ofiduciary@yahoo.com.hk
    Message sound like this: Please lead me to his page.

    Brigid Wong Siew Ming,
    I wish to congratulate you on behalf of the Yahoo! mail Inc. to say you are a lucky person to have won this lottery. All 10 winners in this Lottery program were selected randomly through a computer ballot system from Email addresses from the World Wide Web.

    Included in this mail is your security and Award pin number to be used when claiming your donation. Security Number:{ /Award Pin Number is ,This number should be kept Strictly Confidential by you, as you will use it to receive your donation.

    You have been cleared for payment, you are to contact a delivery service firm One World Express Courier. For the remittance of your Price money to you. Below is the contact of the dispatch officer.

    One World Express Courier
    Name: Jerry Phillips
    E-mail: oneworld-post@msn.com
    Telephone No:+44-702-407-9411

    The following requirements should be sent to their office for confirmation and final process for payment.

    1, Security and Award Pin Number
    2, Full Names
    3, Telephone numbers
    4, Residential Address/Delivery Address
    5, A medium of identification, i.e a copy of driver’s license, international passport or any other legal means of identification.

  20. Li
    March 11th, 2011 at 11:03 | #20

    They’re getting smarter

    Dear L,

    On March 10, 2011, at 11:58 pm EST, your account activity shows that you tried to recover your account password for Yahoo! ID XX** (the ID is partially hidden for your protection). You may reset your password on March 11, 2011, after 11:58 pm EST by answering the secret questions you chose for your account.

    For security reasons, the option to reset your password via secret question will expire on March 18, 2011, at 12:58 am EST.

    Not you? Simply sign in to your account, and when there is an attempt to recover your account, we will continue to hide your option to reset your password via your secret question. Please update you password-reset info. If you forget your password in the future, we will use this information to help you reset it.

    If you believe your account has been compromised, please change your password now. Choose a strong password.

    Regards,
    Yahoo! Account Services
    ********************************************************

    All the embedded links go to yahoo’s own websites

  21. tito
    April 17th, 2011 at 10:49 | #21

    got on of these just now and im glad i Google’d it, that address just looked odd to me.

    Dear ********,

    Thank you for being a Yahoo! Mail user for the past 8 year(s). We look forward to bringing you an even faster, safer, easier-to-use Yahoo! Mail very soon.

    In the coming months, we will ask you to upgrade to the newest version of Yahoo! Mail for your account *******@yahoo.com. All Yahoo! Mail customers will be asked to upgrade. But in the meantime, you don’t have to wait, you can have the newest Yahoo! Mail today.

    Upgrade Now

    What You Can Look Forward To

    • Faster email
    • Latest Yahoo! Mail spam-protection technology
    • Easier-to-use design
    • Unlimited email storage so that you can keep everything you want

    Learn more about the newest version of Yahoo! Mail.

    When you upgrade to the newest version of Yahoo! Mail, everything in your account (messages, folders, contacts, etc.) will be there.

    You Can Upgrade Today

    You can upgrade now to the newest Yahoo! Mail if your browser is Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 3, Safari 4, or Chrome 5 or newer.

    Upgrade Now
    If you do not have one of these browsers, you must first update your browser (it’s fast and free), and then return to this email and click the Upgrade Now button.

    If you don’t upgrade now, we recommend that you upgrade soon. Your current version of Yahoo! Mail will be available for the next few months, but eventually you will need to upgrade to the newest version of Yahoo! Mail , or review Yahoo! Mail Help for other options.

    Thank you for being a loyal Yahoo! Mail user.

    We hope you enjoy the newest version of Yahoo! Mail.

    David McDowell
    Senior Director, Yahoo! Mail Product Management

  22. sheila cron
    January 4th, 2012 at 03:21 | #22
  23. sheila cron
    January 4th, 2012 at 03:24 | #23

    received a notice that my account had expired
    when answering questions for Id ask cousins forst name which I answered
    only have 1 cousin so know that had to be right answer
    will not accept there is no way I can use another name

  24. sheila cron
    January 4th, 2012 at 03:34 | #24

    do I get an answer about my question concerning answers?

  25. January 6th, 2012 at 10:00 | #25

    @Sheila – If you want to reinstate your account and you’ve forgotten your secret answer, then there is no way to get your account back. Try different spellings, that may help.

  26. Lucas
    January 10th, 2012 at 08:05 | #26

    When I added another address as a backup for my yahoo e-mail account, It sent a e-mail to the one I just interned in, to confirm the setup. And it was from the address “yahoo-account-services-us@cc.yahoo-inc.com.” Does this prove yahoo-inc.com is real?

  27. May 28th, 2012 at 09:51 | #27

    Dear sir
    I had opened my yahoo account in 2000.
    I have forgot my password and therefore my account is not being opened.
    I have also forgot my secret question. Is it possible to search based on my Date of birth.

    S.N.Singh

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