Computer .. Is this genuine

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  1. movan

    movan Funster Life Member

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    You know I am lost with computers so can you help please...

    I just went into my emails and there was one from Yahoo saying that today someone tried to log into my Hotmail account from an unknown source in America.. It said if it wasn't me then I should click on a link and change my password etc...

    It sounds a bit fishy. Should I do as they say or is THAT the scam not the American bit. :Sad:
     
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    Do not click the link
     
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    NEVER EVER click on a link.
     
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    BIG NO

    Its a scam I am sure, if your worried go to your hotmail account DIRECT and change it there.

    Dont click on any links in that email

    Peter
     
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    99.99999999999 percent a scam :Sad:
     
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    STEP AWAY FROM THE LINK!

    Go into your account in the usual way if you want to change your password, but do not touch that link, you will spontaneously combust if you do :Eeek:
     
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    definately a scam.

    someone pretending to be Yahoo and clicking the link will redirect you to the scam website...which will look identical to the genuine Yahoo website.

    you will be asked to input your current password to supposedly change your password then THEY have your password
    meaning they then have access to your account.

    if you still feel uncomfortable go to the genuine website and change your password there...never via a link.

    i've had a few from paypal....'your account is suspended' or 'your account has unusual transactions' etc....click the link to log in and view.

    yeah right.
    go to paypal via the genuine log in page and nothing has happened or changed.
     
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    I'll add .00000000001 to that.

    Allan
     
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    What they all said.
     
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    You know they are all correct woman
    wake up you know better than that :Doh:

    :Blush:
     
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    Joy, go and sit on the naughty step ... Janine told me to say that!:BigGrin:

    You should NEVER, EVER, EVER, EVER EVER click on a link, be it in an email, off a website, webpage for ANYTHING like this ..... NEVER!!!! :Eek!:
     
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    I too had a few suspicious emails like that a month or so back from 'paypal' and was instructed to forward them to spoof mail or something like that. But it has left me very twitchy about using paypal now. I have tried several times now to get onto the paypal website via google in order to change my password. I have made sure that my security thingy mcaffee says it is a safe website but when I click onto it it immediately knows who I am ie it comes up with my email address already in the box ready for the password to be entered is this normal or am I getting paranoid I daren't change my password until I know it is not corrupted.
     
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    If you are using the same PC each time it often remembers email addresses. Under tools, Internet options you should be able to tick to delete history when coming out of of the browser, on mine i can tick to delete passwords etc. as well.
    Also when you bring up your email sign in make sure the tick box (to remember user name on this computer) is not ticked.
     
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    i think it seems the answer is no :Rofl1:
     
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    I got the same just delete it
     
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    Hotmail is owned by Microsoft, so why would Yahoo be writing to you about your Hotmail account. Yahoo is an entirely separate company.
     
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    I just clicked on a link in an email from a Nigerian Prince and now am waiting for my £23m fortune to arrive :Smile:

    Had to send £5,000 by bank transfer, but will be worth it :Smile:
     
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  19. movan

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    I got that one two weeks ago and my money arrived this morning .... ah, you see suspicious minds aint always the best kind... gotta dash. New car ready for collection tonight.:Smile:

    [​IMG]
     
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    NO NO NO NO DONT:Eeek: TUCH JUST DELEAT AND REPORT
    DELET DELET DELET :thumb:
     
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