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Beware of "Yahoo Incoming Mails on Hold - Outgoing and Incoming is Blocked" Phishing Scams

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Beware of "Yahoo Incoming Mails on Hold - Outgoing and Incoming is Blocked" Phishing Scams

Yahoo users who have received email messages like the one below, which claim that their outgoing and incoming emails have been blocked because their daily mail bounce count exceeds their limits, should delete the email messages and not follow the instructions in them. This is because the email messages are phishing scams sent by cyber criminals and NOT by Yahoo, to trick Yahoo users into clicking on the link in the fake and malicious email message that goes to a phishing website that steals Yahoo email account username and password.

A Sample of the "Yahoo Incoming Mails on Hold" Phishing Scam


Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2017 6:50 AM

Subject: Incoming Mails On Hold

Hi Yahoo User,

Your Mail Outgoing and Incoming is blocked. Reason: Daily Mail Bounce Count Exceeds Limit [Bounce count = 10]

Please follow the link below to unblock yourself:

Update now!

This is an Automated message, Please do not reply to this mail

Mail Team 2017

Yahoo users who have already received the phishing email messages, and who have followed the instructions in them, are asked to change their Yahoo account passwords immediately before their accounts are hijacked by cyber criminals and used fraudulently.

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