Sunday, July 3, 2011

Phishing Scam: Yahoo! Mail is Upgrading - - Asking for Account Revalidation Due to Exceeded Storage Limit

Beware! Its a Cyber World - - Yahoo! Mail is upgrading

A more sophisticated spam mail (Phishing Scam) to steal your personal log-in details is invading the inboxes of Yahoo mail users. In the past the cyber criminals have tried with a different way with the same intentions and I have shred these mails also on this forum to save my readers from any kind of cyber victimization.   

In last year's December  I received with 'Yahoo Alert' in subject line. The sender asking for personal log-in details. The in February, 2011 the cyber cowboys again came with new idea and mail received with subject line as 'AUTO CONFIRMATION(ACCOUNT)'. 

Today I received the following mail with the same intentions to steal the personal information to use it for their malpractices on the internet. Go through the mail below, then jump to my conclusion afterward:

From: Yahoo! Alert
Sent: Mon, July 4, 2011 7:36:06 AM
Subject: Yahoo! Mail is upgrading

*Your Mailbox Has Exceeded It Storage Limit As Set By Your Administrator,
And You Will Not Be Able To Receive New Mails Until You Re-Validate It. To
  - Click Here (Link Disabled Intentionally)

Make sure you fill the correct data  to increase your mail size, We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your anticipated  co-operation.
Note: Failure to comply may result lost of your account within 24 hours.
Thanks. System Administrator center.


Beware! Its a Cyber World - - Conclusion 

When I clicked the link provided in the mail for account re-validation, the form opened show here below:

Yahoo! Mail is upgrading - Fake Account Re-validating Form (Screen Shot)
Just imagine the mail is sent to update the Yahoo Account and the form is powered by Google Docs; which tells the story that its just an effort to steal personal information of internet users which later can be used to harm them financially.

Please keep on sharing your comments and similar fraud mails and scams; so that our efforts can save the internet users from any kind of cyber victimization. 

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