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Re: Yahoo-hosted phishing sites

  • From: Michael.Dillon
  • Date: Wed Mar 29 10:15:37 2006

> Anyone know to whom you can report yahoo-hosted phishing sites (or 
> redirects) and get someone who has half a clue? 

It would be good if Yahoo would also stop selling ads
to fraudulent companies. If you use their email service
in Russian
then about 90% of the ads that they display are for 
companies offering to enter you in the U.S. Green Card
immigration lottery. However, for the past several years
people born in Russia are NOT eligible to enter this
lottery which means that Yahoo is raking in the cash
by supporting fraud. Given the prevalence of phishing
operators in Eastern Europe, one wonders whether there
is some connection here, i.e. Yahoo USA probably does 
not know this is going on because they trust their
employees in Eastern Europe to do the right thing,
but due to language barriers, management can't really
monitor what they are doing.

--Michael Dillon