The same phishing trip takes place on yahoo and msn, google mails etc…
On Yahoo I’ve been “informed” at least half a dozen times that my email account will be closed within the month unless I provide “updated” information which goes beyond emaill and IP numbers etc…
Of course, since I keep receiving these emails long past the ole one month,window I can only assume that I’m that big sockeye they’re still baiting their hook and looking for…
Might be a bit more believable if their earnest pleas for compliance were in a little better English…
Due to the congestion in our Yahoo! servers,there would be removal of all unused Yahoo! Accounts.You will have to confirm if your E-mail is still active by filling out your login info below after clicking the reply button, or your account will be suspended within 24 hours for security reasons.
Your Personal Information:
Date of Birth:
After updating your account information, your account will not be interrupted and will continue to work as normal.Thanks for your attention to this request. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Warning !!! Account owners who refuses to reply with his or her information within one week of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.
How true!! I love the line “to enable us upgrade.” English is definately this person’s second language. Anyway, Stacked, never reply to any of those emails. You can also usually tell they’re fake because they’ll say they’re from whatever company they’re trying to impersonate, say, CityWest, but the email address is something like "firstname.lastname@example.org." Not too smooth.
I use gmail for sending/receiving information about contracts its great. I get a lot of spam because apparently spammers are posting ads for contracts on the web in order to harvest emails… odd practice but whatever. Gmail is about 99% effective at filtering the mass spam I get.
I have another email hosted on my own domain for systems management stuff, I do my own spam filtering and I’m 100% effective