I was checking my Yahoo mail this morning when I saw a message from "Yahoomail Team".
When I opened the email... this was the message:
Apparently, someone is trying to prey on the unaware.
1. Yahoomail Team... why is your email "email@example.com"?
2. And why was the addressee firstname.lastname@example.org? Dearest... I am not mvi_alcantara.
3. Oh please, I hope everyone knows by now that no legitimate entity will ask for your user name and password. They would have it in their database.
4. And last... if they want to check which accounts are inactive, they have automated tools to do that.
UPDATE: I started writing this blog as soon as I saw the email. I took a short break while writing this to read the rest of my email and saw that I have a lot of suspicious emails from my Yahoo contacts. I think some of them actually believed the email and sent someone their user name and password. The weird emails are asking me for money. Tsk tsk tsk.