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William D'Andrea

I need prayers and advice for a sudden, totally unexpected financial problem.

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Yeah, if these are phishing emails, they are meant to look legit. However, it's not the first part of the email address that you need to look at. It's what comes after the @. What does that say?

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No. That's not part of an email address. You're copying a link somehow. Let me see if I can capture an image and show you what I mean. It might be better if you open the email and look at the email address. Here's a spam email I received. Look at the text after the @.

 

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It's that last part that is important.

 

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50 minutes ago, lynnmosher said:

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It's that last part that is important

    Okay.  Here's the e-mail address.  How does this look to you?

Yahoo Premium Services <info@premiumservices.comms.yahoo.net>

 

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Posted (edited)
8 minutes ago, lynnmosher said:

Yes, that's it. And it is a scam address. Did you click on their links?

What are their links?   Are they the two I posted earlier?

https://mail.yahoo.com/d/folders/1/messages/257916?.src=fp

https://mail.yahoo.com/d/folders/1/messages/257992?.src=fp

What gives you the idea that it's a scam address?

 

Edited by William D'Andrea
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Those are not email addresses. They are links. If I or anyone else click on one, it goes to my or their own personal yahoo.

 

A few years ago, Yahoo paid out a settlement for a security breach because of an email similar to yours. But they have now added another word to it to get the email address that you received.

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Hello Lynn:

   I've gone to yahoo.com 's home page.  It is very different from the one I was looking at earlier.  You're right.  It really is a major scam.  Thank you for your helpful warning.

   This means that when I go to the Bank tomorrow, to pick up my new debit card, I'll ask them what advice they can give me about this, and other things.

   Thank you again.

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Posted (edited)
On 4/3/2020 at 3:13 PM, William D'Andrea said:

In my Inbox, one e-mail address says "yahoo customer care".

The one I replied to says "Yahoo, me".

They certainly look legitimate to me.

Oops, missed part of the conversation and Lynn helped you in time. Whew. Never mind.

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    Hello again everyone.  After waiting very patiently, for two weeks and four days, I finally received my new debit card in the mail on Tuesday morning.   I was able to activate it, and now my financial problems are fixed.  Things are finally back to normal. 

    I've been able to pay all my bills.  With the way things are now, I don't think there will be any penalties for late payment.

   Now I can relax, and no longer feel anxious.  But I'm still feeling bored and frustrated.

   I'm praying for the Lord to have mercy on us all, and end the coronavirus problems as quickly as possible.  I ask in Jesus Name.  Amen. 

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