Yahoo phishing

The Doctor

Administrator
Staff member
#1
How odd. Then again, why not? What a clever way to access someone else's email account

From Yahoo Member Services
X-Originating-IP: 41.219.248.170, Nigeria, Lagos, Lagos dial pool customers. starcomms.net
Abuse contact persons: Navneet Singh, Plot 1261, Bishop Kale Close, off Saka Tinubu, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria, phone: +234-1-804-9370, fax-no: +234-1-811-0301 e-mail: [navneets@starcomms.com] or Catalin Miclaus, Plot 1261C, Bishop Kale Close, off Saka Tinubu, phone: +234-7028000733, fax-no: +234-1-8110301 e-mail: [catalin@starcomms.com]
Return-Path: <fka@koreanfedus.org>
Subject: Yahoo Warning!!! (Verify Your Account Now To Avoid Suspension.)
From: "Yahoo Member Services" <consumerservice@yahoo.inc.com>
Reply to: [consumerserviceaccount@live.com]
Date: Sat, 24 May 2008


Dear Yahoo Customer,

VERIFY YOUR FREE YAHOO ACCOUNT NOW !!!

This message is from yahoo messaging center to all yahoo free account owners and premium account owners. We are currently upgrading our data base and e-mail account center. We are deleting all unused yahoo account to create more space for new accounts.

To prevent your account from closing you will have to update it below so that we will know that it's a present used account. To do this, You have to click on your reply button to reply back to this message and then you fill the informations below.

Confirm Your Identity

Yahoo! ID:.......
Password:.......
Your Birthday:.......
Your Country or Territory:.......

FILL THE ABOVE INFORMATIONS CORRECTLY TO AVOID YOUR ACCOUNT BLOCKED

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

Garreg Ddu

Gweinyddwr
Staff member
#3
Yes - they are quite devious.

This is a very quick way for criminals to get hold of a large number of email addresses, by scavenging contact lists (sorry, use of the word scavenging here is an insult to vultures and hyenas who do a very useful job, bracketing them with the lowest and most useless life forms on this planet, the scammers). They may find also information about bank accounts and similar. The best thing to do with these mails is forward them after you have posted them here, with a copy of the full header attached, to abuse@yahoo.com who will act against the senders.
 

Sphinx

Administrator
Staff member
#4
I suppose I'm surprised it's taken some yahoo boi this long to figure this out but I suppose I shouldn't be.

On the other hand, I'm more concerned about people who would actually respond to something like this.
 

Gentle Giant

Giant Admin for a Day
Staff member
#5
You have to love this. Ask and ye shall probably receive. :rolleyes:

From Identity Verification
Return-Path: <verify_identity@yahoo.com>
Received: from 41.219.232.115, Nigeria, Lagos, Lagos dial pool customers, starcomms.net
Abuse contact persons: Navneet Singh, Plot 1261, Bishop Kale Close, off Saka Tinubu, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria, phone: +234-1-804-9370, fax-no: +234-1-811-0301 e-mail: [navneets@starcomms.com] or Catalin Miclaus, Plot 1261C, Bishop Kale Close, off Saka Tinubu, phone: +234-7028000733, fax-no: +234-1-8110301 e-mail: [catalin@starcomms.com]
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008
From: Identity Verification <verify_identity@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: [verify_identity@yahoo.com]
Subject: Dear Yahoo Account User


Dear Yahoo 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 congestion 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 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 birth and your country information would be needed to verify your account.

Due to the congestion in all Yahoo users and removal of all unused Yahool 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.
(Example: [verify_identity@yahoo.com])
* 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. Thanks,
Yahoo Inc.a
 
#7
Yahoo/MSN user name and password

Yahoo will NEVER, EVER ask for this information. Look at all the "bounces" this took!

[ No Subject ]
Monday, November 24, 2008
From YAHOO/MSN
Return-Path: <info@yahoo.com.hk>
Received: from 81.199.88.112.satcom-systems.net (81.199.88.112.satcom-systems.net [81.199.88.112]) by mail.cancer.gov.co (Horde Framework) with HTTP
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008
From: YAHOO/MSN <info@yahoo.com.hk>
Reply-to: [customercare011@yahoo.com.hk]
Subject:

Dear yahoo account Owner,

This message is from yahoo messaging center to all yahoo email account owners. We are currently upgrading our data base and e-mailaccount center.We are deleting all yahoo email account to create more space for new accounts.To prevent your account from closing you will have to update it below so that we will know that it's a present used account. Your response should be sent to admin manager Email [customercare011@yahoo.com.hk]
******************************************************************
CONFIRM YOUR EMAIL IDENTITY BELOW
Email Username : ......... .....
EMAIL Password : ...............
Date of Birth : ................
Country or Territory : .........
******************************************************************
Thanks,
yahoo Upgrade Team
 

Dororo

Administrator
Staff member
#9
Now yahoo sends email from Nigeria.

From Yahoo! Mail Center
Return-Path: <messagealertcenter@yahoo.com>
Received: from 196.1.176.210, Nigeria, Abuja, Nigerian Telecommunications Ltd.
Abuse report to: Nigerian Telecommunications Ltd., Abdul-Malik Suleiman, Nigerian Telecommunications Ltd. Internet Services Unit, Plot 251, Cadestral Zone A0, Herbert Macauley Way, Central Bussiness District, Abuja, Nigeria, phone: +23495245153, fax-no: +23495245910
Reply-To: <service_centre@live.com>
From: "Yahoo! Mail Center"<messagealertcenter@yahoo.com>
Subject: Yahoo! Warning!!! Unused Account Removal Confirm Your Account
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2009

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 birth 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: ........
* Occupation: ....................

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.

Sincerely.

Yahoo! Account Service.
Customer Care
 

Sphinx

Administrator
Staff member
#10
From Yahoo! Account Services
Return-Path: <correspond12345@inmail.cz>
Received: from 212.100.69.11, Nigeria, Lagos, cybaaspace.net
From: "Yahoo! Account Services" <correspond12345@inMail.cz>
Subject: Account Suspension.. Verify Your Account now. Message ID: 4840211
Reply-To: [accountservice_data@live.com]
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009


Yahoo! Mail Yahoo!
Let your email come to you. With Yahoo! Mail Alerts, you'll know the instant you get one.


Account Alert Yahoo!

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: ....................................
Yahoo! 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.
 

Gentle Giant

Giant Admin for a Day
Staff member
#11
From Yahoo! Account Services
Return-Path: <yahoo-account-services@cc.yahoo-inc.com>
Received: from 212.100.69.25, Nigeria, Lagos, cybaaspcae.net
Reply-To: <logins.customerservices@live.com>
From: "Yahoo! Account Services"<yahoo-account-services@cc.yahoo-inc.com>
Subject: Account Suspension.. Verify Your Account now. Message ID: 484021
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009


The All-New Yahoo! You Must Be A Part Of It To Avoid De-activativation Of Your Yahoo Account.

The All-New Yahoo! Mail Beta Is:
Faster: Fewer steps to get things done.
Easier: Drag & drop organization.
Effortless: Automatically checks email for you.

With the all-new Yahoo! Mail Beta you must fill the Informations Below To Verify Your Account, PleaseThis For Your Benefit. Read Below To Understand More.

Dear Yahoo User,

Due to the congestion of Yahoo users, 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 above, your account will not be interrupted and will continue as normal. Thanks for your attention to this request. We apologize for any inconveniences.

Warning!!! Whosoever that refuses to update his/her account after two weeks of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.

Copyright © 2008 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
 

Miyuki

Administratrix
Staff member
#12
Reposted from a guest.
just asking
Yahoo Account Suspension.Verify Your Account now. Message ID: 4840211

so is this true? this is not spam?
Yes, it is a scam email. It is not spam, it is an attempt by a criminal to steal the password to your email account.
 
#13
Yahoo Email Upgrade / EMAIL LOGIN INFORMATION

many Google hits for >
This message is from Account Webmaster messaging center to all yahoo
account owners.

From: YAHOO EMAIL UPGRADE <info@yahoo.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 1, 2009 9:08:48 AM
Subject: Reconfirmation of yahoo email loginþ


.

Dear Yahoo email Owner,

This message is from Account Webmaster messaging center to all yahoo
account owners. We are currently upgrading our data base and e-mail
account center. We are deleting all unused email account to create more
space for new accounts.
To prevent your account from closing you will have to update it below so
that we will know that it's a present used account.
To complete your Email account, you must reply to this email immediately
and enter your informations below.

EMAIL LOGIN INFORMATION
Name ++++ ++++ +++++
Email address: ++++++@yahoo.com
password +++++
Alternative email & password: ++++++@gmail.info password +++++

NOTE : Failure to do this will immediately render your email address
deactivated from our database.
Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his or her account within
Seven days of receiving this warning will loose his or her account
permanently.

Thank you for using Webmail Gateway.
Warning Code:VX2G99AAJ

Thanks,
Yahoo Email Center
 
#14
Yahoo Mail Alert-a scammer threat

I do not accept threats! Yet here is a threatening e-mail; supposedly Yahoo.com's Webmail. Not just a bogus business scam this is also a phishing scam. A nasty phishing scam. Yahoo (and the FBI) were notified.

Long header info:

From: Yahoo Mail Alert<ccontact@lerte.net
Subject: Warning Verify your New Password Now To Avoid It Closed(VX2G99AAJJ)®.
Date: March 31, 2009 12:29:57 AM PDT
Reply-To: centreupgrade@live.com
Return-Path: <ccontact@lerte.net>
Received: from 196.3.183.73 (ccontact@lerte.net [196.3.183.73]) by webmail54 (Netsol 11.2.30) with WEBMAIL id 19987; Tue, 31 Mar 2009 07:29:57 +0000
Original-Recipient: rfc822;x@mac.com
X-Brightmail-Tracker: AAAAAQAAAUA=
Importance: Normal Sensitivity: Normal
Message-Id: <W8458114734199871238484597@webmail54>
X-Mailer: Network Solutions Webmail, Build 11.2.30
X-Originating-Ip: [196.3.183.73]
X-Forwarded-For: [(null)]
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Origin? You guessed - it Nigeria:

Person of interest:
Ladi Okuyene
address:B2 Broadband Ltd.
Wuse II postoffice,
PO Box, 13235,
Wuse II,
Abuja,
FCT,
Nigeria
phone: +2349523106
fax-no: +2349523107
e-mail: l.okuyene@suburbantelecom.com


The message reads:

Account Alert
Dear Valued Member,

Faster: Fewer steps to get things done.
Easier: Drag & drop organization.
Effortless: Automatically checks email for you.

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 new password and 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.

User Name:...........................

Password:............................

Date of Birth:..............................

Country Or Territory Zip:........................

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 two weeks of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently

Thank you for using Webmail Gateway.
Warning Code:VX2G99AAJ

Warning!!!
 
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#15
Yahoo mail

The mail alert addy is very suspect. To the untrained eye, many would not know this. I had a difficult time last week just getting into my Yahoo mail. I kept getting a 999 error, for three full days. They sent me a reply to my alternate after contacting them, and said that I may have a virus/trojan or malware. Four full system checks run manually and my two internal automatic systems found absolutely nothing, as my two run staggered at 12 hrs apart-DAILY. Then, magically, everything was fine...but I'm still missing a couple important e-mails that were supposedly sent there. I have found and reported other phising e-mails from Yahoo recently, and it is growing at an alarming rate. Thanks for posting this one.
 

Dororo

Administrator
Staff member
#16
From Yahoo! Account Services
Return-Path: <yahoo-account-services@cc.yahoo-inc.com>
Received: from 210.42.159.8, China, Wuhan, Central South University For Nationalities
Reply-To: <account_services_data@live.com>
From: "Yahoo! Account Services"<yahoo-account-services@cc.yahoo-inc.com>
Subject: Account Suspension.. Verify Your Account now. Message ID: 584021
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009

The All-New Yahoo! You Must Be A Part Of It To Avoid De-activativation Of Your Yahoo Account.

The All-New Yahoo! Mail Beta Is:
Faster: Fewer steps to get things done.
Easier: Drag & drop organization.
Effortless: Automatically checks email for you.

With the all-new Yahoo! Mail Beta you must fill the Informations Below To Verify Your Account, PleaseThis For Your Benefit. Read Below To Understand More.

Dear Yahoo User,

Due to the congestion of Yahoo users, 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 above, your account will not be interrupted and will continue as normal. Thanks for your attention to this request. We apologize for any inconveniences.

Warning!!! Whosoever that refuses to update his/her account after two weeks of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.

Copyright © 2008 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
 
#17
Yahoo! Alert: Important Information Regarding Your Yahoo! Account!!!

From:
"Yahoo! Inc©" <alert@yahoo-inc.com>
To:
undisclosed-recipients

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.

Return-Path: <alert@yahoo-inc.com>
Authentication-Results: mta225.mail.mud.yahoo.com from=yahoo-inc.com; domainkeys=neutral (no sig); from=yahoo-inc.com; dkim=neutral (no sig)
Received: from 72.3.131.36 (EHLO host.inxite.com) (72.3.131.36) by mta225.mail.mud.yahoo.com with SMTP; Sun, 26 Apr 2009 10:31:43 -0700
Received: by host.inxite.com (Postfix, from userid 48) id 9281D68879C; Sun, 26 Apr 2009 05:39:07 -0700 (PDT)
Received: from 41.219.235.230 (SquirrelMail authenticated user aruman) by accessmedicalgroup.com with HTTP; Sun, 26 Apr 2009 05:39:07 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <52425.41.219.235.230.1240749547.squirrel@accessmedicalgroup.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2009 05:39:07 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Yahoo! Alert: Important Information Regarding Your Yahoo! Account!!!
From:
Yahoo! =?iso-8859-1?Q?Inc=A9?= <alert@yahoo-inc.com>
Add sender to Contacts
Reply-To: yhacctalert.inc3@live.com
User-Agent: SquirrelMail/1.4.8-5.el4_7.3
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain;charset=iso-8859-1
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
Importance: Normal
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Content-Length: 1080
 
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#18
I love those emails. I repond to them often but I do not submit the required information to keep my account active.

Once they read this, they salivate:

Subject: My Yahoo Account

Please do not close my Yahoo account, because I get all my credit card statements sent to that email address, and all my bank statements.

It is very important to me, so please do not close it, you will see that I use it every day.

Thanks,
Cynthia Smith
 
#19
Yahoo Phishing

83.229.90.140 Nigeria (Lagos)

reply addy dangerously real looking:
Yahoo Customer Service <customercare7175@yahoo.com>

Dear Valued Member,

To all YahooMail account owners and premium account owners. We are currently upgrading our data base and e-mail account center. We are deleting all unused YahooMail account due to the congestion in our Yahoo server.

To prevent your account from being deleted,You will have to verify if your E-mail is still active by filling out your information below after clicking the reply button, Or your account will be suspended within 24 hours for security reasons.
YahooMail ID:..........................
Password:................................
Your Birthday:..........................
Your Country or Territory:..............
After updating your account information,your account will not be terminated and will continue to work as normal.

Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his or her account before 48hrs of receiving this warning will loose his or her account permanently.
Thanks for your attention to this request. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Regards,
Yahoo! Member Services
 
S

Saurabh jain

Guest
#20
Account Suspension.. Verify Your Account now. Message ID: 48

I also got such email today.....in my yahoo account

but I don't know how to trace the ip adress..
the reply email address is [account_services_data@live.com]

Flag this message
Account Suspension.. Verify Your Account now. Message ID: 484021Wednesday, May 6, 2009 2:04 PM
From: "Yahoo! Account Services" <yahoo-account-services@cc.yahoo-inc.com>Add sender to Contacts
To: undisclosed-recipients
The All-New Yahoo! You Must Be A Part Of It To Avoid De-activativation Of Your Yahoo Account.

The All-New Yahoo! Mail Beta Is:
Faster: Fewer steps to get things done.
Easier: Drag & drop organization.
Effortless: Automatically checks email for you.


With the all-new Yahoo! Mail Beta you must fill the Informations Below To Verify Your Account, PleaseThis For Your Benefit. Read Below To Understand More.

Dear Yahoo User,

Due to the congestion of Yahoo users, 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 above, your account will not be interrupted and will continue as normal. Thanks for your attention to this request. We apologize for any inconveniences.

Warning!!! Whosoever that refuses to update his/her account after two weeks of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.

Copyright © 2008 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




Regards
******* *****

Moderator note: personal details removed for safety!
 
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