I do not know what it is about his week, but lots of scam messages seem to get getting through. Normally, I just report these things as spam and move on, but I thought I would post up about this one, not because its original, (heck this was going around last year) or something that most people will fall for, but to remind those who are new to computing, (yes there are still people out there just now getting to this cool new things call the interwebs… its made of a series of tubes you know) that I would post up an example of what NOT to fall for.
This is SOOO perfect of an example. As you can see from the screenshot below, click on it to make it larger BTW, that this email SEEMS to come from yahoo. However, Yahoo, or any other service would NEVER ask you for such information, especially within an email. So here is a good general rule. NEVER provide information to ANY service unless you know you have an account and FIRST log into that service.
As weak as the scam is; I’m sure at least 100+ people will fall for it. Sigh….