Webmail Account Scam

Lots of people have probably created free accounts on various websites and then just abandoned them for lack of interest. Maybe you created a free account at Yahoo, or Google, or some other service a long time ago and have just never used it. One scam method takes advantage of this common behavior and tries to get you to give away your secret passwords. Of the thousands of people who receive the message below, a few probably do have Webmail accounts. If they respond, thinking that their service may get canceled, the scammer will gain access to their private account, and can then engage in who-knows-what nefarious activities.

from Account User maintains@ymail.com
reply-to maintainsite07@ymail.com
date Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 10:06 AM
subject Attention: Account User.

Account Alert
Dear Valued Member

Due to the congestion in all Webmail users and removal of all unused Webmail Accounts,Webmail would be shutting down all unused accounts,You will have to confirm your E-mail by filling out your Login Info below after clicking the reply botton, or your account will be suspended within 72 hours for security reasons.

UserName: ………………………………
Old Password:………………………………….
New Password:……………………………………..
Date Of Birth: …………………………………..
Country Or Territory:…………………………

After Following the instructions in the sheet,your account will not be interrupted and will continue as normal.Thanks for your attention to this request. We apologize for any inconvinience.

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