Just received the email below at my Yahoo account today. If you get it, don’t reply to it. It’s fake. It isn’t from Yahoo. Yahoo already HAS your username and password, they don’t need you to verify it. They also know your IP address, which will tell them from which country you are. And I don’t think it matters much how old you are — they will have you click a Terms of Service agreement that says you are over 13 or whatever if they want. They also don’t need any help from users to make “more space” for new ones. They just buy more servers.
Some poor sucker is going to respond to this and then the spammers will have all sorts of new ways to send out porn, fake viagra offers, you-name-it. If you are that poor sucker, don’t worry. Just go and change your password NOW.
“VERIFY YOUR YAHOO EMAIL ACCOUNT NOW
Dear Yahoo Email Account Owner,
This message is from uniminuto.yahoo messaging center to all yahoo email account
owners. We are currently upgrading our data base and e-mail account center. We are
deleting all unused yahoo email account to create more space for new accounts.
To prevent your account from closing you will have to update it below so that we will
know that it’s a present used account.
CONFIRM YOUR EMAIL IDENTITY BELOW
Email Username : ………. …..
Email Password : …………….
Date of Birth : ……………..
Country or Territory : ……….
Account owner that refuses to update his or her account within Seven days of receiving
this warning will lose his or her account permanently.Thank you for using yahoo !
Yahoo mail Team”