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I fell for a phishing scheme! - Journal of Omnifarious

Nov. 14th, 2006

04:04 pm - I fell for a phishing scheme!

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Someone sent me a link to somewhere involving geocities. The page asked me for my Yahoo login and password. I dutifully entered it, and now it seems that people are getting Yahoo IM spam in my name. The phishers didn't change my password, so I changed it to something else and hopefully it will stop now.

I knew geocities was a Yahoo property, and it's reasonable that uk.geocities.com would be something that would ask me for my Yahoo id and password. Anyway, this is just to warn all of you out there about this.

Current Mood: [mood icon] annoyed

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From:who_is_she
Date:November 15th, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC)
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yup, I got one, I just deleted it.
I figured it wasn't really you
:)
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From:maatnofret
Date:November 16th, 2006 06:18 am (UTC)
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From:omnifarious
Date:November 16th, 2006 01:50 pm (UTC)
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You wouldn't have. It only came via instant message on Yahoo. *chuckle* I should hunt down the site this came from because I'm pretty convinced it's actually someone's geocities page. That would confuse a whole lot of people because Geocities is a Yahoo property.

And I don't treat my Yahoo ID as carefully as I would some of my other IDs. I still feel bad for having been fooled though.

And you're quite welcome. :-)

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From:memegarden
Date:November 18th, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)
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valasia warned me about that, and I reposted it. Clearly you should read my LJ. :)
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From:omnifarious
Date:November 18th, 2006 11:03 pm (UTC)
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Clearly I should! :-) Or, at least, I should read it more often. *grin*

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