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Date Reported: 16th August 2012 Whats this? Risk Level: MEDIUM Whats this?
Email Subject:
 Account Verification
Apparent Sender:
 Yahoo!  Whats this?
Return Address: Whats this?
Email Format:  HTML Whats this?
URL of Web Content:
  Whats this?
Anchor text of URLs:
ices/form1.html Whats this?
Scam number:
  • Email asks you to confirm/update/verify your account data at Yahoo! by visiting the given link. You will be taken to a spoof website where your details will be captured for the phishers.

  • Yahoo! never send their users emails requesting personal details in this way.

  • The anchor text appears as a legitimate URL, but don't be fooled - clicking on it will take you to a phishing site!

  • The spoof website this email links to was not online at time of this report, but variations of the scam which link to working websites are bound to exist, so be wary! The website may have been taken down or disabled by the hosts, but quite often these websites are hosted on the personal computer of the phishers, so may only be online at certain times.


Dear Yahoo! Email User,

Due to excess abandoned Yahoo! e-mail
account, Yahoo! Help Desk is currently
carrying out system clean up to delete
inactive accounts, inother to create space
for fresh users. To verify that your Yahoo
e-mail account is active, you are
required to click on the link below or copy
and paste in a new web page, then complete
the form available for this

Failure to do this w...

Website was not online when we checked. It returned the error 404
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