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Sunday, December 4th, 2016 7:59 PM

Yahoo stating I requested to deactivate my account, I did not!

I got an email this morning from Yahoo stating they received a request to deactivate my account from me. I DID NOT

request this and told me to click "here" to authenticate my account & that they will put a 48 hrs hold on my account till they hear from me. I believe this is a scam as I am still receiving email. Is anyone else getting this message?  

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232.4K Messages

7 years ago

Hi @Doxiegirl,

 

We are not aware of an issue. We recommend resetting your password directly from the login and contacting Yahoo.

 

-ATTU-verseCare

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7 years ago

I contacted support & "chatted" with Jason! Got all resolved! Thank you!

Voyager

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3 Messages

6 years ago

I am hereby letting AT&T know there are STILL scam account deactivation emails.  I found 3 in my "Spam" folder.  According to the emails, the 1st was sent 2/9/18 at 11:06 a.m., saying I requested deactivation on 2/8/17(?)  at 2:27:44 p.m.   The "raw message" said:

Message-Id: <201802091606.w19G6ACN008432@alph166.prodigy.net>
Received: from localhost (127.0.0.1) by tryste.beginnerprime.com id hfn3f616lt0c for ; Fri, 9 Feb 2018 11:06:10 -0500 (envelope-from )
Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2018 11:06:10 -0500
Subject: Your account will be deactivated.
From: The att Accounts 
Reply-to:, ,
 , ,
 
To: mdroland@att.net
X-Mailer: Alife12
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Length: 455

The 2nd was dated 2/13/18 8 at 2:09 p.m., saying I requested deactivation on "feb" 13, 2018 23:21 GMT.  The "raw message" said:

Message-Id: <201802151909.w1FJ9O4w061140@alpd682.prodigy.net>
Received: from localhost (127.0.0.1) by lipipi.ventureafternoon.com id hgndee16lt0k for ; Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:09:24 -0500 (envelope-from )
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:09:24 -0500
Subject: Account Deactivation Request
From: myAT&T 
Reply-to:, ,
 , ,
 
To: mdroland@att.net
X-Mailer: Alife12
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Length: 525

The 3rd was dated 2/20/18 at 7:23 a.m., saying I requested deactivation on "feb" 19, 2018 23:21 GMT.  The "raw mrssage" said:

Message-Id: <201802201223.w1KCNJns111286@alpd681.prodigy.net>
Received: from localhost (127.0.0.1) by nesir.ventureafternoon.com id hhg9jk16lt0h for ; Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:23:21 -0500 (envelope-from )
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:23:21 -0500
Subject: Account Deactivation Request
From: myAT&T 
Reply-to:, ,
 , ,
 
To: mdroland@att.net
X-Mailer: Alife12
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Length: 526


In view of these facts, it would seem prudent for AT&T to investigate this matter.  If I had 3 in my Spam folder since the last time I emptied it, surely many other of your subscribers have had the same.  Many would click on the "reply" arrow immediately as this is a distressing message to receive.

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6 years ago

You didn't actually show the "raw" text and it would be helpful if you showed the contents if the email complete with the actual links.  But based on what you do show those reply-to addresses look fishy enough to me that those are phishing emails.  No one is going to investigate them.  There are many posts on these forums of such phishing emails.

 

Hint: If you really want to see the "raw" text in the webmail then with the message displayed click the More tool in the toolbar above the message and select View Raw Message.  That will show you all the headers.  If you look at the routing headers (the ones that start with "Received:"), read from the bottom up, they show the path the email took to get to you.  The associated IP numbers indicate the approximate location of those IP numbers which you can look up, say, here.

3 months ago

I received same email yesterday. 

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