Monday, August 17, 2009

Hey Computer-People

Like Trandem,

Is this spam?

"Yahoo! Alert"
Add sender to Contacts
Dear User,

We are sorry to inform you that we are currently working on securing our
server, during this process account which is not manually verified by us will
be deleted, Please confirm and submit your information for manual verification
by one of our customer care.

Information which is to be provided is below:
User Name:
User Id:
Date Of Birth:
Country (At Sign up):

Upon confirmation of information from you, we will manually verify your Yahoo!
Account and reserve it not to be deleted, We are sorry for any inconveniences
this might have cause providing your information over the email.

Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his/her account after two
weeks of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.

I got it three times in my inbox this weekend.

looks like spam to me.


Mattdiem said...


I'd be happy to answer that question for you as I work for the Fraud Division of an international lottery commission (in Nigeria) and we are constantly trying to contact surviving family members in order to transfer millions of pounds, euros or dollars to their checking accounts around the world. Nigeria is an absolutely dreadful place for wealthy and distant relatives to get on.

All I need to answer your question is two different banking account numbers with their respective pins. I will then be able to make sure that no unauthorized activity has occurred and determine whether or not this message is indeed SPAM.

You can send secure information to my own email account:

Warm regards,

Iona Glasshouse

Gregory said...

Survey says... SPAM!!!!

N. Trandem said...

Technically it's phishing, but yes, you should delete it.

John said...

Computer says spam.


Miguel said...

You can also report it to Yahoo as a suspicious email or security concern.