Bogus Yahoo email picks up credit card numbers
Yahoo says that some of its customers have been tricked into giving their credit card numbers to an unaffiliated third party that had posed as Yahoo in a mass e-mail.
Yahoo, which has a billing relationship with more than one million customers who pay for such services as expanded e-mail and online matchmaking, sent out its own mass e-mail Thursday morning advising customers not to respond to the bogus request.
A company spokeswoman said on Thursday less than 24 hours had transpired between the time the fraudulent e-mail went out and the time that Yahoo sent out the advisory.
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