Yahoo Messenger Phishing Scam Takes Victims to Yahoo Photos Website
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Security firms are reporting that people using Yahoo Messenger are receiving Yahoo instant message phishes which are realistic enough to reel in their victims.

The phishy Yahoo messenger messages offer up a link to what appears to be a Yahoo Photos website, saying “click on this website.” The victim is then presented with what appears to be a genuine Yahoo Photos website page, but when the user logs in with their Yahoo! username and password, they are given an error message. Meantime, their username and password are being forwarded on to the phishers, who now have full access to the user’s Yahoo! account.


So, be warned, and as always, don’t click on links sent via instant messenger unless you are very, very sure of the real identity of the sender.

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15 thoughts on “Yahoo Messenger Phishing Scam Takes Victims to Yahoo Photos Website
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  1. I have a person on y/h using various names and asking for money can you get her of this site as she is making this her business

  2. These people are scums! They hacked into my friends account, and IM me, now they have my birthday year, and zip code, anyway to stop them before they do damage to me?

  3. Please dont reply to any Scamer and Frude Emails, asking for money and lottery winner. its totolly wrong and keep away from this messenges and emails.
    for more information contact me:
    Eng. Mirwais Khudayar
    President of Global Development Company
    Cell Phone: 0093 799 8888 69

  4. Hi,

    I work with emailcloud.com, an email spam filtering company.

    We have watched the rise of phishing over the past few years and have been amazed…both at the sheer ingenuity of the con-men involved and their success!

    Over the past few years we have noticed that the rather feeble phishing attempts are now being replaced by really professional looking versions. Also, while PayPal & Ebay were the original targets we are seeing the rise of small banks and insurance companies in the rise.

    Phishing works, we need to educate people to be more protective of their personal data.

    Ross Cooney
    www.emailcloud.com

  5. I was victimized just in less than a week by a Yahoo Messenger hacker. I lost my email account and my IM. The hacker managed to scrupulously extracted moneys from my list of contacts knowing that i was real. How could this kind of internet fraud happen? I have been exhausted my effort to report this matter with the Yahoo authority and no proper action or response has been taken by them. I want those people who are behind this scam be punished extensively. There alot of important informations kept in my account, is it still possible to retrieve them…. NEED YOUR HELP AND BE CAUTIOUS….
    The way the hacker did was using the account my friend whom he has been hacked and intriquingly telling me that he has a new photo to share. The moment I accepted it all my accounts crushed and I could not access my account anymore no matter how i do it, even reporting it to Yahoo customer care…. BEWARE and please provide SOLUTIONS….

  6. I was victimized just in less than a week by a Yahoo Messenger hacker. I lost my email account and my IM. The hacker managed to scrupulously extracted moneys from my list of contacts knowing that i was real. How could this kind of internet fraud happen? I have been exhausted my effort to report this matter with the Yahoo authority and no proper action or response has been taken by them. I want those people who are behind this scam be punished extensively. There alot of important informations kept in my account, is it still possible to retrieve them…. NEED YOUR HELP AND BE CAUTIOUS….

  7. I’ve just fallen victim to this damn scam! Any suggestions on how to recover my username? Is Yahoo any help when it comes to problems like this? Is there anyway to get my contacts out of that username?

  8. Well they almost got me but i escaped unscathed,i had been getting the messages all morning,but they truly appeared suspicious

  9. This also happened to me – and I have always been so careful, so this is quite realistic! I gave up after about two demands for a login. It only hit me early next morning what it might have been. I went in myself and changed my email password to something totally different (it was about 6 hours after I first received the instant message). I don’t have any credit card info in the account thankfully. Is it asking for that?

  10. I had the same thing happened to me last week. You can get your password reset online by clicking on the “forgot my password” link in the login page. You will have to produce the answer to your secret question or click on the option to have your password emailed to your alternate email address. If the phisher was any smart, he may or may not have changed your alternate email address by now, but the answer to your secret question hopefully is still a secret… Good luck.

  11. I was a victim to this phishing scam this friday will be two weeks a go I tried everthing to retreive my account I have wrote yahoo 46 times and just get a automated responce asking for the same iformation I have give them countless times. I beleieve all the information in my account was change my the hacker leaving me helpless in retreiving my account.

  12. This actually happened to me, I have lost my account. Does anyone know how I can get my Yahoo Account back? If so email me at Jamie_collins19782001@yahoo.com. Thanks

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