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I think I got a phishing email today. It purported to come from Yahoo and said that my account had been compromised and I should follow a link and log ...
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    Linux Engineer hazel's Avatar
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    That's the last time I try to do Yahoo a good deed!


    I think I got a phishing email today. It purported to come from Yahoo and said that my account had been compromised and I should follow a link and log on. I checked the html source and the link led to a German site, which I suppose was a password-stealing spoof site.

    But I'm a good citizen so, instead of just deleting the email, I tried to forward it to Yahoo with all the headers so they could do something about it. Do you think I could? The official Yahoo site contains no contact addresses at all. There is an online report form that you are supposed to fill in but neither of my browsers (links and midori) could handle it. It just froze up X when I tried. After several such attempts, I googled for a suitable email address, found one, and sent the email.

    Two minutes later it bounced! I got an automated reply which said:
    "In order to properly assist you, please go to the Yahoo! homepage and contact us by clicking on the help link at the bottom of the page."
    In other words, back to square one!

    To hell with them! I have better things to do with my time than muck about with such stupid people.
    "I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"

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    I got a similar email Hazel. Instead of following the link, I went on yahoo and changed my password. I agree, it was probably a phishiing sceam.
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    All of my yahoo accounts got frozen because I would not agree to their revised " Privacy Policy " where they want you to agree to let Yahoo
    sell your email address to their advertisers. I switched to Fastmail at $4.95 a year through a tip from a LF member and I have been more than satisfied!
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