Pauline’s Opinion | Beware of Spoofed Emails Not From Me

paulines-opinion-beware-of-spoofed-emails-not-from-meSpoof emails using my name and to friends addresses hacked from my yahoo account.

I have reported this violation of my privacy and in my opinion this CRIME. Is this not a form of identity theft?

As you can see from this reply from yahoo, although it is taken seriously, they put the onus on YOU to sort it.

If you have received emails purporting to come from me. Do not open any attachment and follow the guidelines below.

Sadly these “things” in human form are using more than one false email address with my name.

It is not only frustrating as suggested, it is also very annoying. It seems no one is allowed to enjoy their online facilities without some moron trying to take advantage of them.

I will keep you all apprised of any developments.

Pauline Read

Editor: a spoofed email does not have to come from the account it pretends to have originated from, it just looks as if it did. The account has not always been hacked but the sender often use addresses from group emails with the addresses of the other recipients shown. The one I received came from [email protected]

From: Concierge <[email protected]>
To: “me”
Sent: Friday, 30 October 2015, 23:23
Subject: Yahoo Concierge Escalation – Impersonation by a Third Party – Pauline Read (Case: 16229922) [ref:o0000008e5yvAAA:ref]

Hello Pauline,

This is Marie from the Yahoo Concierge Team, a small internal Yahoo support team that represents the highest available level of Yahoo Customer Care. I received your request for assistance, and I’m happy to assist you with your Yahoo Mail issues.

First I want to apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you. I know it can be frustrating when someone is acting like you and sending spam to your contacts.

I have been able to obtain some information that may resolve the issue you referenced quickly. Spoofed email appears to be sent from your email address, but it’s really being sent from another email account. Email providers can’t prevent their names from being spoofed, but if people are getting spam from your email address, you can report it.

Reporting a spoofed email

Ask the person who received the spoofed email to forward it to you.
View the full header of the email.
From the last “Received” line of the full header, take note of the originating IP address.
-This IP address belongs to the sender’s ISP.
Conduct an IP lookup through a site like to find out which ISP provides the sender with Internet access.
Contact the sender’s ISP to report the email you think was spoofed.

I have taken the headers that you sent to us and located the information on who to report this issue to for you. Please see the information below:

Registrar Abuse Contact Email: Email Masking [email protected]
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4165350123

Please let me know if the above issue has resolved your case so that I can close it at this time or if you have further questions and concerns.

The Yahoo Concierge Team is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Time. We can be reached at 800-297-6798 or internationally at +1-503-844-2300.. I am available Monday – Friday 10:30 am – 7:00 pm.

I look forward to your reply so we can resolve this issue.

Best Wishes,

Yahoo Customer Care Concierge Team”


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5 comments to Pauline’s Opinion | Beware of Spoofed Emails Not From Me

  • fluter

    I receive the occasional email purporting to come from an ex-RAF colleague who has been dead for 3 years.

    I would love to meet the sender and read him the riot act with my fists.

  • Polly Marples

    Silly sods even send them to me. So I am allegedly scamming myself.

  • Polly Marples

    Paulien has received a phone call from Marie at Yahoo U.S.

    She basically advises that everyone marks such e mails as SCAM and eventually the false e mail address will die a natural death. There are a fair few of them because when the hackers stole Pauine’s yahoo address book all those months ago, they copied it, the deleted it so she was denied the opportunity of being able to warn people.They then sold the address book on several times. I blame those buying it because they are colluding in the crime by using Pauline’s name in their e mail address.

    The contact she gave me above is now no longer active and e mails to them have failed. Moved on I guess to their next FALSE name.

  • fluter

    I take it that “SCAM” should read “SPAM”.

  • Polly Marples

    Sorry fluter you are correct report e mails as SPAM.