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Yahoo ID

I have received two of the following emails regarding my Yahoo ID. I haven't clicked on the link provided in the email (which I have ommited in this post). I have NEVER before received anything like this so I'm wondering if it's a "trick" to get you to click the link and get a virus or something. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Here's the content of the Yahoo email:

Dear Yahoo Member,

We must check that your Yahoo ID was registered by real people. So, to help Yahoo! prevent automated registrations, please click on the link and complete code verification process:

Thank You.

P.S. What's really strange here is than I had to retype the above email content because had I not done so, this is what it would look like if I copied and pasted it directly from the Yahoo email:

De?ra? Ya?ooh?! M?rebme?,

We m?su?t ch?kce? t?ah?t yo?ru? Y?oha?o! ID was register?de? by re?la? peo?lp?e. So, to h?le?p Y?oha?o! prev?ne?t aut?amo?ted
regis?oitart?ns, pl?ae?se cli?kc? on th?si? l?ni?k and co?etelpm? c?edo? verifi?ac?tion pr?sseco?:


T?knah? you.

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Re: Yahoo ID

It's definitely a scam of one kind or another. Even the encoding is munged. Just delete it.

I get similar things asking me to verify Citibank info and Ebay info, and I don't have an account with either of them.

DE

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Re: Yahoo ID

Hi, Walt,

I have a Yahoo! mail address and have not received this message. I did a quick Google search and didn't find anything specific.

Looks suspect to me. I would take DavE's advice and get rid of it. Could be something new, however, so might forward it on to a place that checks out these things.

.

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Send it too........

abuseatyahoo.com

I have received this before, it is a scam
Glenda

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Re: Yahoo ID

Thanks everyone. I had deleted those emails before I could report it to Yahoo.

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Re: Yahoo ID

Hi, Walt,

It's a scam to get your personal info, which would have been "requested" at wherever clicking the link would have sent you.

There have been warnings on the news about this kind of stuff. They are also hitting banks, other IP providers, and populate sites like eBay and Amazon.com.

As soon as "the law" tracks them down, they have moved on.

I've been getting them from a mortgage company, asking me to verify the information I gave when I applied for the loan.

Very wise course of action you took.

Angeline
click here to email semods4@yahoo.com

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Re: Yahoo ID

When I get something I dont like in Yahoo, I usually click the box on the left and hit the spam button. Hopefully I wont see that person or company again.

BTW, when Yahoo sends an email, the whole area is highlighted.

I suspect some people are looking for good emails they can sell. Sometimes there isnt even any text in their mail.

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Re: Yahoo ID

Hi Walt; I too had problems with Yahoo similar to yours and 4 or 5 spams showing up each day. I cleaned everything out of Yahoo, changed profiles and let it sit for a few weeks. Kept same e-mail ID and now its fine, no unwanted junk. I also found reporting spam got more spam. Just delete, delete and delete the trash folder.

George

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