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Sunday, 22 April 2012

22 April 2012. POSSIBLE PHISHING/SCAM ALERT… Don’t Answer this Message if You See It!

Filed under: internet — 01varvara @ 00.00
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I received the following in my e-mail:

Dear Yahoo! User,

Due to congestion in all Yahoo! Mail user accounts, there shall be a removal exercise of all used and unused Yahoo! Accounts. Yahoo! Inc would be shutting down several accounts.

You will have to confirm your Yahoo! account. So you are required to logon to your Online Yahoo! Account with the provided link below.

For Immediate access please CLICK HERE NOW {the link was to http://jyde.xomcom.com/kundesh.html… doesn’t sound like Yahoo to me: editor}.

NB: Failure to to update your Yahoo! account will result to a permanent closure.

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


Look at the dumbass errors in the above submission. In fact, it has “Hinglish” (English as used by an East Indian) stamped all over it. Look at:

Failure to to update your Yahoo! account will result to a permanent closure.

Look at the simple grammatical error; “will result in a permanent closure” is how any native-speaker of English would write it. I’ve reported this to Yahoo Customer Service. There be trolls out there… some are clever… some aren’t. This one is of the latter variety. The e-mail address of this jabronie is:


That doesn’t smell like Yahoo at all to me (or to you either, I’ll warrant). What a bunch of losers!

It DOES take all kinds.



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