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Old 24-10-2020, 09:37 AM
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Received an email allegedly from Yahoo support earlier today which looks like Spam. Contents as follows:

Prior to Yahoo! Agreement

"Starting on October 25th, 2020, YAHOO! customers who have not updated their email account will no longer be able to log in to their Yahoo and through email addresses.

Customers will have to Verify their email address to confirm
kindly click on the attachment re-login and verify now! We apologize for any inconvenience caused.


Clicking on the link came up with this URL: To view the link you have to Register or Login

Can any teckies advise? Thanks.
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Old 24-10-2020, 09:42 AM
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I'm not a technie, but pretty likely it's spam isn't it? Can't you just flag it as spam and/or delete it?
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Old 24-10-2020, 11:34 AM
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Highly unlikely that Yahoo a global ISP would be using an email address associated with an unconnected free website builder (Weebly).

Just log-in to your proper Yahoo account via Yahoo (not this mail) and check messages or news to see if anything is happening.
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Old 24-10-2020, 07:38 PM
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Thanks for the replies, helpful to a totally non teckie like me. I'm sure it's phishing - especially as the English has a few mistakes that I didn't see - it was the email addy that looked genuine but I guess yahoo company emails can be hacked.

Changed the password as a precaution.
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Old 24-10-2020, 07:54 PM
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Remember you can hover over links to see where they go without actually clicking on them (never click on a link you don’t 100% trust).

Also, even if the mail appeared to be from an official yahoo company address—and not just a free yahoo address—it could have been spoofed. This is where they make it look like it has come from a different address to the one it has actually come from. Depending on what you view your email in you might be able to see the actual sender’s address by clicking on it in the header or some other means.
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Yes, obvious phishing attempt. Tell tale signs:

Doesn't address you personally
Spelling / grammar mistakes
URL is obviously not theirs
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