Closing a yahoo account

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by De Master Yoda, Feb 14, 2007.

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  1. De Master Yoda

    De Master Yoda Administrator Staff Member

    Hi All, to report an e-mail, you need what is called the "headers"
    As an example, let us take a yahoo account and if you look at the bottom right, you will see a sign that says "full headers" if you click this you will see a lot of letters and numbers like this--

    X-Apparently-To: via; Thu, 07 Jan 2007 03:48:24 -0700
    X-Originating-IP: []
    Return-Path: <>
    Authentication-Results:; domainkeys=pass (ok)
    Received: from (HELO ( by with SMTP; Thu, 27 Oct 2005 03:48:24 -0700
    Received: (qmail 56803 invoked by uid 60001); 27 Oct 2005 10:48:22 -0000
    DomainKey-Signature: a=rsa-sha1; q=dns; c=nofws; s=s1024;; h=Message-ID:Received:From:Subject:To:
    In-Reply-To:MIME-Version:Content-Type:Content-Transfer-Encoding; b=Q/2mGbGLMaCjB/b3bWVISO5BASvLvErdKCIGpDpyrd1A/45YrijjqCP
    PE7OQ= ;
    Message-ID: <>
    Received: from [] by via HTTP; Thu, 27 Oct 2005 11:48:22 BST
    Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 11:48:22 +0100 (BST)
    From: Send an Instant Message "buzzen fabian" <> Add to Address BookAdd to Address Book
    Yahoo! DomainKeys has confirmed that this message was sent by Learn more
    Subject: Re: urgent massage.
    To: "
    xxxx" <>
    In-Reply-To: <>
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="0-1317554672-1130410102=:56490"
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
    Content-Length: 1722

    I have put xxx where your name will appear!
    you then send this, with a copy of the message to
    you will probably get back an automated message acknowledging your e-mail , and in a day or so (depending on them ) you should then get a message saying that they have checked, and in this case appropriate action has been taken!

    If you then send an e-mail to the scammer, you should get it back saying something like "the perrson does not have an account with us.
    This means that the account has been closed and you can claim a "kill" and give your self a pat on the back!! as you have just saved some one from losing their money to this scammer!
    If you have any questions then please contact, Thank you "De Master Yoda"

    Just a reminder; This has been posted to assist you in closing down a "phone" scammers account.
    Please use caution if thinking about closing down any other type scammers account! as they can easily set up another one, and the old one MAY be being used by a baiter!! so in this case it could be counter productive!
  2. jan

    jan New Member

    can i have one please Master Yoda???? :D

    janxxx....btw great info def will use it :)
  3. The Doctor

    The Doctor Administrator Staff Member

    I thought it was almost impossible to get yahoo to ever close an account...
  4. De Master Yoda

    De Master Yoda Administrator Staff Member

    yahoo closing accounts

    Sometimes it seems like it!!
    Usually if you can show them that the account is in breach of their TOS and it is obvious, then they seem to close them ok !
    I think that it depends a lot on their mood on the day!!
  5. 419buster

    419buster Samurai


    When reporting to Yahoo, Hotmail, etc, persistence pays off. This especially true when you simply present the facts and let them do their thing.

    Some of their security techs will eventually recognize your name and email address as a source for legitimate reports. At this point you have obtainied credibility with them. Keep it professional and they will close the accounts.

    One thing we've noted is that in order to obtain maximum damage to the scammer, ignore your impulse to report them immediately. Remember that they are sending out thousands of "format" mails. If they have gone through the trouble (and hours) of sending out that big of a batch, they lose all that work when the account is closed.

    Also, remember that any ReplyTo addresses are the more important accounts to get closed. If they can't get answers, all their mails are wasted.
  6. Zzbyrd

    Zzbyrd Member

    419 frauds

    If you're reporting 419 advance fee frauds, you can use the abuse addresses and just include the mention 419 advance fee fraud above the header info. This always does the trick. You do not have to submit a name. :)

    I'm forgetting to say that you have to read your header correctly and be sure it is a gmail or yahoo address....many scam emails are spoofed.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2009
  7. Bandit

    Bandit Ninja

    Try, Then the Public / press relations / investor relations,
    CC New York Times and or the Sun in the UK.
    Include the original mail with the whole full headers.
    Include the infractions / offences the 419 scammer had breached.
    That will get them moving.
    They do not like bad press.
    On the other hand, bait the scammer.
    Could be fun. :rolleyes:
  8. kongji

    kongji New Member

    how about hotmail?

    how can i shut down possibly with e-adds from a user of hotmail?thanks so much..big help!whew!
  9. Sphinx

    Sphinx Administrator Staff Member

    Bumped up per request.
  10. Miyuki

    Miyuki Administratrix Staff Member

    Thank you.
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