I just receive this spoof from email@example.com. Please do not response to this solitation of clicking to upgrade your yahoo mail.
First of all it service.yahoo-email.com is not a legitimate rogers.com or yahoo.com email address. Secondly notice that the sender does not know my name, it addresses me as Dear Rogers Yahoo member. Ya everybody is a Dear Rogers Yahoo member.
Someone from rogers.com or yahoo.com should put out an announcement to warning unsuspecting users from clicking the link and provide username and password.
Thought you might want to see this email coming to emails from firstname.lastname@example.org
i know it is a bad email but wanted to bring its attention to you
From =?utf-8?Q?MasterCard=C2=AE/Visa_card=C2=AE_Award=2E?= Wed Mar 27 14:39:12 2013
X-Apparently-To: email@example.com via 22.214.171.124; Thu, 28 Mar 2013 05:30:00 +0000
Congratulations you have been approved to claim the sum of £500,000.00 in the MasterCard®/Visa card® Award. You are to email Mrs Anthonia at: firstname.lastname@example.org for claims or call Tel +44-797-417-9922
I got this email long ago. Of course it's spam. This is a classic phishing scam trying to get your personal information.
Always take ANY email from ANYONE with a grain of salt.. and scruitinize them.
Excellent advice as usual. I especially like the checking the email header one. With Outlook, for instance, it's very simple. To see it, right click on an email and select Message Options.
Here's one I received today.. Rogers Yahoo! IT Help Desk Alert
Alert From Rogers Yahoo!
Rogers Yahoo! IT Help Desk just discovered that someone recently tried to access your Rogers Yahoo! account.
We prevented the sign-in attempt in case this was an email hijacker trying to access your account illegally.
Please review the details of the sign-in attempt:
Sunday, January 12, 2014 1:26:44 PM UTC
IP Address: 126.96.36.199 (24-182-211-14.static.ftwo.tx.charter.com)
Location: Fort Worth, TX, USA
Rogers Yahoo! IT Help Desk have already shielded your account from hijackers, but to fully upgrade to a more secured Rogers Yahoo! plan, please follow the Rogers Yahoo! link below for account re-verification and Upgrade;