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Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 1:07 AM

Mail! Email De-activation!

 
Please see the attached email message I received.
 
I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do with this. Is this a scam?
 
Thanks,
 
Charles Lewis
 
********************************************************************************
 
 
AT&T Yahoo
 

Dear User,

 

Your AT&T/Yahoo mail new version is outdated and has expired.

 

You're advise to switch to the new version to avoid disconnection.

 

Failure to upgrade to the newest AT&T/Yahoo mail version will result to a permanent account closure.

 

According to provision of Term and conditions, AT&T/Yahoo may at anytime terminate it's service for accounts.

 

Please Visit ITS Help-Dest Here To re-validate your mailbox.

 

Note: Failure to comply within 48hrs might lead to permanent deactivation.
 
Thank you,
AT&T online service

 

Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.
For assistance, log in to your email! website and choose the "Help" link on any page.


Customer Service Email ID # 1009.

c 2017!, Inc. All rights reserved

[Edited for safety to remove potentially-malicious link.]

 

JefferMC

ACE - Expert

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31K Messages

5 years ago

YES!  This is a SCAM.  You should delete it!  Do not reply and do not click that link.

 

Quite a few hints that this is bogus are littered throughout:

  • "Dear user:" (not personalized, though this is not universal, when taken with the other issues...)
  • "...mail new version is outdated..."  (new versions are rarely outdated)
  • "You're advise to " (improper verb tense)
  • "Term and conditions" (the phrase is Terms and conditions)
  • "terminate it's service" ("it's" always means "it is" not the possessive "its")
  • Every paragraph is one sentence long.
  • The link does not go to an AT&T or YAHOO domain (hovering over it shows taksila.in as the host)
  • I'm betting the from address was bogus as well (often from a university address)

 

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5 years ago

Thank you so much! I deleted the email.  Thanks again.

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