24 February 2011

Yahoo! MyBlogLog to be discontinued - A Scam Email

This is a scam email. Why? Let me quickly summarize what I have observed in this scam email that indicate it is a scam email.

1. Email did not have the Yahoo! official logo

2. Source of this email is not convincing!!
From: Yahoo! "one.yahoo-email.com>"

3. The link redirect you to other web page, that is,  "http://yahoo-email.com/a/hBNZmRnBs19FXB8XEGCNshZL4WB/mybloglog7" instead of what is shown "https://billing.yahoo.com", and "http://yahoo-email.com/a/hBNZmRnBs19FXB8XEGCNshZL4WB/mybloglog2" instead of the real help page of Yahoo!.

4. If you go and Google the website of "http://yahoo-email.com", you will find nothing. In other words, even Google does not want to index this website, do you think you can trust this website?

For those you receive the similar email, do ignore it and just report to Yahoo!. For the sake of display, I purposely remove the re-directly from this scam email to avoid my reader to be re-direct to those scam website unconsciously. The content of this email is shown below:


Dear MyBlogLog Customer,

You have been identified as a customer of Yahoo! MyBlogLog. We will officially discontinue Yahoo! MyBlogLog effective May 24, 2011. Your agreement with Yahoo!, to the extent that it applies to the Yahoo! MyBlogLog, will terminate on May 24, 2011.

After May 24, 2011 your credit card will no longer be charged for premium services on MyBlogLog. We will refund you the unused portion of your subscription, if any. The refund will appear as a credit via the billing method we have on file for you. To make sure that your billing information is correct and up to date, visit https://billing.yahoo.com.

If you have questions about these changes, please visit the Yahoo! MyBlogLog help pages.

We thank you for being a customer on Yahoo! MyBlogLog.


The Yahoo! My BlogLog Team
Please do not reply to this message. This is a service email related to your use of Yahoo! MyBlogLog. To learn more about Yahoo!'s use of personal information, including the use of Web beacons in HTML-based email, please read our Privacy Policy. Yahoo! is located at 701 First Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089.

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Written by: Xaivier Chia

List of Scam Email I have received and posted in this post.
Yahoo Alert : Warning!Verify Your Account !! (VX2G99AAJ)
Yahoo!! International Lottery Organization!!!



حاجاقا said...

Today I received, an email from this yahoo-email.com to confirm my agreement for transferring my Delicious account to AVOS. I knew that yahoo will send me such this email, but I was surprised Yahoo! has sent it such a soon time! So I searched that if this yahoo-email.com is under Yahoo! company or not and arrived here!
thank you very much for your on time helpful paper.

Xaivier Chia said...

You are welcome^^

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