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I haven't clicked any links in the email as they appear to have tracking codes in them.
Has anyone else recieved an email like this?
joined:Aug 12, 2004
Only worry if e-mails(or links from emails) ask for vital private information like user ids and passwords
Well call me paranoid then but a yahoo survey coming from a domain other than yahoo definitely makes me do a little further investigation.
As Flash said, there was tracking code in the link. I wasn't about to click it to find out what else they wanted.
I fired off a quick email to yahoo support. Since everybody else is apparently getting it I'm guessing it's legit.
The evansres.com looks quite legit. The tracking code I'm sure is to keep people from answering multiple surveys and making sure you were actually invited to participate in the survey. The only other information it could have given was your E-mail/ip address and they already had that. Tkae off the tin foil hats people it is ok.
The reason I posted this was to confirm that others had been recieving similar requests.
TooMuch, I wouldn't dream of giving my YPN user id or password on any site, other than Yahoo.com with SSL encryption.
Although I felt that the survey was most likely initiated by Yahoo, I couldn't rule out the fact that someone had made a malicious program to hunt the net for sites with YPN ads and send them phony emails. And by clicking the link, I'd be suscribing myself to 1000s of spam lists, or worse, jeapordizing my YPN account.
You might call me paranoid, but as the saying goes, "Better safe than sorry!". Especially when it comes to stuff like my income.
Anyway, I'll probably take the survey now. Thanks guys! :D