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Watch out for bogus Yahoo Mail logon…

Postby Get Real! » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:35 pm

Watch out for bogus Yahoo Mail logon…

Some arsehole in China thinks he is clever by plagiarizing one of Yahoo’s Mail logon pages to steal user’s names and passwords and then proceed to God knows what illegalities on the victim’s computer!

So if you receive an email in Yahoo that looks like this…

Title: "Yahoo! Alert"
Sent To: undisclosed-recipients

Dear Valid User,

This is for your own safety to avoid your account closed,you will have to verify your account by Sing In To Yahoo!. We apologies for any inconvenience.


Thank You.


The words “Sing In To Yahoo” (<- note college dropout typo) is a link where unaware people can “logon” to and thereby send him their email account details!

So just blow it away because Mail providers would never send something like this and the other giveaway sign that it’s bogus is anything mailed to “undisclosed-recipients” without your full name and details, as well as the bogus URL as seen below:


This is the genuine Yahoo Mail logon screen URL…

https://login.yahoo.com/

and this is the bogus URL:

http://fdjdsjnsjjasas.3owl.com/

You can click on it to have a look… just don’t enter your details in the second one.


Regards, MP.
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Re: Watch out for bogus Yahoo Mail logon…

Postby Get Real! » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:43 pm

Btw, feel free to "logon" the bogus one with swear words like...

User Name: Fuck You
Password: Chinkboy

Use your imagination... :lol: you can be sure that someone will be reading them!
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Re: Watch out for bogus Yahoo Mail logon…

Postby theodosia » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:52 pm

thanks for leting us know GR its so easy to be caught out by this scam because sometimes you just take it as face value. :x we all need to be careful!
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Re: Watch out for bogus Yahoo Mail logon…

Postby supporttheunderdog » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:29 pm

This is an old scam- I used to get emails from banks asking me to sign in or my account would be blocked despite never havig had an account with that particular bank: No genuine firm will ever send you an email asking you to specially sign in or lose your account. The only time you should get any request to sign-in is when you properly navigate to the sign-on page of a password protected web site. The best sites then only ask for a few letters from the password not the whole password.
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Re: Watch out for bogus Yahoo Mail logon…

Postby Get Real! » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:43 pm

Ok, I’ve notified the host provider “3OWL” and they seem to have killed this guy’s shenanigan! The link no longer works. :lol:
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Re: Watch out for bogus Yahoo Mail logon…

Postby wyoming cowboy » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:01 pm

how do we kill ur shananigans? :lol:
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Re: Watch out for bogus Yahoo Mail logon…

Postby Get Real! » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:12 pm

wyoming cowboy wrote:how do we kill ur shananigans? :lol:

Well you can start by progressing from primary school level English to secondary! :lol:
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Re: Watch out for bogus Yahoo Mail logon…

Postby kurupetos » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:27 pm

I will give them YFred's bank acct details. :mrgreen:
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Re: Watch out for bogus Yahoo Mail logon…

Postby Get Real! » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:29 pm

kurupetos wrote:I will give them YFred's bank acct details. :mrgreen:

His account is empty… that’s why he’s forced to go for that RoC teaching job! :lol: Or so he claims…
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Re: Watch out for bogus Yahoo Mail logon…

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:52 pm

Get Real! wrote:
wyoming cowboy wrote:how do we kill ur shananigans? :lol:

Well you can start by progressing from primary school level English to secondary! :lol:


Y Y U R
Y Y U B
I C U R
Y Y 4 WC!


or not ...

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