The Yahoo Mail Phishing Scam
Date: 11/23/2014 6:57 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Complete Your Verification.
The benefit for this registration is to eradicate email compromising and also to alert you on phone whenever you have new messages.This service is free so click on the
link below to register your mobile Number,Email address and Password
NOTE: This message in very important if found in Junk/Spam folder move to inbox to enable you access our website.
The links in the email message will take you to the following fake and phishing websites:
- http://ns3.voljatel .si/~hmbsi/images /verify.acc.php
- http://instabus.com/wp-content/themes/ BookYourTravel/vicyahh /ya/yahoo.html
You will then receive the following fake message:
You have been disconnected from Yahoo mail for security reasons. Please sign in again to continue.
You will then be taken to a fake Yahoo sign-in or login page, and if you enter you credentials ( username and password) on the same website, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind this phishing scam. Who will use it to hijack your Yahoo account and use it for malicious purposes.
Note: if you are taken to a Yahoo sign-in page (see image below) and asked for your telephone, username and password, it is a scam.
If you were tricked into clicking the link in the fake email message and have entered your phone number, and username and password for your Yahoo account on the fake Yahoo Mail website that you were taken to, please change your Yahoo password immediately.
If you are unable to change your Yahoo password, please click here.
Every month, thousands of these email messages are sent out by scammers to trick their Yahoo potential victims into stealing their username, password, financial or personal information. So, if you receive email messages like the one above, please do not click on the links within them, instead, go to www.yahoo.com and sign into your account from there.
If there is a problem with your account, Yahoo will notify you about the problem after you have signed in.