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"Yahoo Email Account Shut down" Phishing Scam

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"Yahoo Email Account Shut down" Phishing Scam

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The email message below which claims that the recipients initiated an action on their Yahoo accounts to shut them down, is a phishing scam. The fake email message is being sent by cybercriminals to trick Yahoo users into stealing their Yahoo account credentials, by asking them to click on a link in the same email message that goes to a phishing Yahoo website. The phishing website, which looks exactly like Yahoo's sign-in page, will ask potential victims to sign-in with their Yahoo accounts credential, but once potential victims attempt to sign-in, their Yahoo account credentials will be sent to the cybercriminals responsible for the fake website. The cybercriminals will then use the stolen credentials to hijack their victims' Yahoo accounts and use them fraudulently.

The Phishing Yahoo Account Shut down Email Message

Subject: Yahoo Mail

Yahoo Secure Mail.

Dear [email address removed],

You Recently Initiated an Action on your Yahoo account to Shut down your Yahoo , Did you initiate this Action? If No, Kindly Cancel Request below by clicking the Cancel Request icon below log on to your account and your account will be automatically restored to it’s normal Yahoo! settings. This will enable you enjoy better Yahoo Mail Service.

Cancel Request

Thanks for choosing Yahoo.

Regards,

Yahoo users should never click on a link in an email message to sign into their accounts. It is recomended that they go directly to www.yahoo.com or mail.yahoo.com, and sign into their accounts from there. If there is something wrong with their accounts, they will be notified after signing in. Going directly to Yahoo's website is the best way to protect against phishing scams created by cybercriminals to steal online account credentials (user names and passwords).

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  • July 28, 2019 at 10:35 AM by an anonymous user from High Point, North Carolina, United States

    "From: Yahoo <djczat@yahoo.com>

    Jul 27 at 7:35 AM

    Yahoo

    Dear User,

    We are sorry for any inconveniences. Several months ago you were given a notice that your Yahoo! mail needed to be updated regarding the latest Yahoo Mail 7.1

    Please update your Account now for security purpose. Failure to do so will result immediate account termination.

    Please Open the attachment to update your account now.

    Thank You

    Yahoo!

    Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail to this address cannot be answered.

    For assistance, log in to your email! website and choose the "Help" link on any page. Customer Service Email ID # 1009.

    c 2019 !, Inc. All rights reserved.

    Yahoo .html 110.1kB"

    Here is another phishing scam.

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  • July 26, 2017 at 11:11 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Email Service [mailto:abanac00@leeu.edu]

    Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 8:28 PM

    Subject: **(Closing your mail_box is processing)**

    Dear USER,

    You Recently Initiated an Action on your Yahoo! account to Shut down your Account, Did you initiate this Action? If No, Kindly Cancel Request below by clicking the Cancel Request icon below log on to your account and your account will be automatically restored to it's normal Yahoo! settings.

    Cancel Request

    Thanks for choosing Yahoo.

    Regards,

    Yahoo! Mail Team"

    remove

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"Yahoo Email Account Shut down" Phishing Scam