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Your AT&T/Yahoo mail new version is outdated and has expired.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



ACE - Expert


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  • "...mail new version is outdated..."  (new versions are rarely outdated)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 as the host)
  • I'm betting the from address was bogus as well (often from a university address)




2 Messages

5 years ago

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

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