Recently, some Yahoo! members have reported receiving either an email or an instant message that claims to be from Yahoo! and instructs the recipient to forward the message on to everyone in their address book or on their Friend List. The message falsely states that Yahoo! has run out of resources and will be closing the accounts of anyone who does not forward the message.
Please be assured that this is a hoax. There is simply no truth to this message, and your Yahoo! account will not be deleted because you do not forward the message.
If you receive such an email or instant message, the best way to deal with it is to simply delete or ignore it.
If you have received a suspicious email other than the one described above, please visit the Yahoo! Security Center for tips on protecting your information online.