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Wants You to Update Your Account Information-Phishing!
Summary of the eRumor: This appears to be a very
realistic looking notice from Yahoo asking for readers to updated their
account information. It warns of a deactivation of the account if
there is no response within 72 hours.
The Truth: This is a scam to get readers
personal information called phishing.
Phishing is an attempt on the part of scammers to trick computer users
into going to their website or releasing personal information.
There are thousands of variations circulating the Internet.
It is a good practice for Internet users to never respond to such emails
and block the senders, if possible.
For more examples and additional information please visit our page on
A real example of the eRumor as it has
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