13 March 2010

8 ways to identify spam email & avoid be cheated(Verify your Account To Avoid Suspension)

Today I have received an email from "Yahoo!" with title "Verify your Account To Avoid Suspension", which required some private information from me. Besides that, they said that if I didn't reply them within 24 hours, my favourite Yahoo! account will be suspended!!! However, after I oversee this email several times, I have successfully verify and justify this email is a spam email, again. Eight ways, which I have used to justify this spam email, are shown below:

1. Firstly, let' check the email box as shown above, the spam email did not have the Yahoo! official logo.

2. Next, according this spam email:
"Due to the congestion in all Yahoo users and removal of all unused Yahoo Accounts,Yahoo would be shutting down all unused accounts,You will have to confirm your E-mail by filling out your Login Info below after clicking the reply button, or your account will be suspended within 24 hours for security reasons."
Yahoo! will automatic disable inactive Yahoo! Accounts. Inactive Yahoo! account means you did not sign in your Yahoo! account more than 6 months. Note: Please to check for latest period to define inactive account.

3. As a rule of thumb, Yahoo! NEVER ask user's Password!!!

4. something@yahoo.com is opened to all people to register it. The source of this email is not convincing!!

5. The contact date: 2010-12-12. What is this mean??

6. The latest Yahoo! copyright is "Copyright © 2007".

7. Official email should states "All rights reserved." and "Terms of Service."

8. Last but not least, this email consists of other website link, that is, "http://survey.confirmit.com", which is a marketing survey provider. Obviously, someone is using this service to accumulate people email password for illegal purpose.

To conclude, this is very hard for hardworking and calm person to be cheated. Next time, when you have received some urgent email like this, please calm down, do your homework, and ask a favor.

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Written by: Xaivier Chia


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