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Hi,

I received an email from "tumblr" but weird thing is I've never made a tumblr account, I didn't even know what it was until today. It says:

"Sorry you forgot your Tumblr password. It happens, we know. To reset it, click here:

[i did not post the link cause it might be malware]

Thanks for using Tumblr!

- Friendly Tumblr"

Is this a scam or did someone create a tumblr using my account?

If its a scam what should I do, it got sent to my email where all my bank and credit card info gets emailed to so I'm kinda worried. However, I didn't click on the link but I did open the email message on my phone :(.

Thanks!

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yeah ... it smells fishy .

it is a ploy used by some individuals to get you to divulge personal information .

like exile360 said ... check directly with tumblr .

there is some cause for concern as to the legitimacy of the email :

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/tumblr+security

http://www.ilovetumblr.com/tumblr-phishing-scam-is-stealing-tumblr-users-passwords-and-spreading-spam/

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/phishing

http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/security-threats/2011/06/29/phishing-scam-targets-tumblr-logins-40093256/

a google search of "tumblr password email scam" , "tumblr fake password reset" , "tumblr scam" and other similar phrases turns up quite a bit of information .

the gist of the attacks/fake emails (etc) are from around late june of this year .

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