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Beware of "Yahoo Violation of Terms and Policies" Phishing Scams

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Beware of "Yahoo Violation of Terms and Policies" Phishing Scams

The email message below, which claims that due to violation of Yahoo terms and policies, their accounts will be de-activated shortly, is a phishing scam. The fake email message, disguised as a De-Activation alert, was sent by cybercriminals to trick the recipients into clicking on the link within it, which goes to a phishing or fake Yahoo website. The fake website will request that visitors sign-in with their Yahoo usernames and passwords, but any attempts to sign-in will result in the visitors’ usernames and passwords being sent to the cybercriminals responsible for the scam.

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Once cybercriminals have received the stolen usernames and passwords, they will use it to hijack the Yahoo accounts and use them fraudulently. Yahoo users who are victims of the phishing scam, should change their passwords immediately, before it is hijacked.

The Fake/Phishing Yahoo Violation Email Message

From: Online Team delcastillovero@outlook.com
Date: August 3, 2016 at 6:12:08 AM CDT
Subject: De-activation Alerts!

Dear User,

Due to violation of Yahoo terms and policies, Your account will be De-activated shortly. You are required to Re-activate your Account below if your account is still in use.

RE- Activate your Account Here

Sincerely,
The Yahoo Team.

Yahoo users should always go directly to Yahoo’s websites to sign into their accounts, instead of clicking on a link. This is the best protection against phishing scams.

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  • Posted: Nov 26, 2018 at 9:06 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded message -----
    From: Yahoo
    Sent: Monday, 26 November 2018, 6:58:36 am ACDT
    Subject: Final Termination Notice (Do Not Ignore)

    FINAL WARNING

    You have violated Yahoo Terms and conditions and You have to follow verification.

    This is final warning notification before final termination of your account by Yahoo Team,

    See Attach File For Log-in Verification

    Please open the attachment below to Avoid Termination of your account.

    You have less than 24 hours for termination of your account due to Terms of usage violation.
    See attachment for verification....

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 15, 2018 at 9:07 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----
    From: Yahoo!
    To: noreply@cc.yahoo-inc.com
    Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 9:40:32 PM EST
    Subject: DE-Activation

    Yahoo

    Dear Yahoo User,

    Access to e-mail is about to expire,You have violated your yahoo terms and conditions, We recommend that you verify your yahoo account. Failure to oblige will lead to final DE-Activation of your account within 24 Hours.

    Please Click Verify to Verify your account and Your e-mail will be Verified automatically.


    Thank You.
    Yahoo Mail Service.

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 20, 2018 at 11:52 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Yahoo
    Date: September 19, 2018 at 3:41:49 PM PDT
    Subject: Final Termination Notice (Do Not Ignore)
    Reply-To: Yahoo

    FINAL WARNING

    You have violated Yahoo Terms and conditions and You have to follow verification.

    This is final warning notification before final termination of your account by Yahoo Team,

    See Attach File For Log-in Verification

    Please open the attachment below to Avoid Termination of your account.

    You have less than 24 hours for termination of your account due to Terms of usage violation.
    See attachment for verification...."

    delete


  • Posted: Sep 11, 2018 at 4:31 AM by info

    Received via email:

    "I thought you might be interested to see this scam email I received this morning, obviously, I have not clicked on any links

    ----- Forwarded message -----
    From: Yahoo Warning !!
    Sent: Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 07:17:39 GMT 1
    Subject: ✅ Closure Of Your Account Has Been Processed

    FINAL WARNING

    You have violated Yahoo Terms and conditions and You have to follow verification.

    This is final warning notification before final termination of your account by Yahoo Team,

    Click Here For Log-in Verification

    You have less than 24 hours for termination of your account due to Terms of usage violation."

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 31, 2018 at 10:05 AM by info

    Received via email:

    "I just received this email after making a PayPal transaction with chrome on my phone. After half an hour I got a bip on my phone from a scam number 6857210800

    I read your articles about the whole scan and I will be very careful from now on. If you have any other advice for me I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you so much!

    Mirona

    Trimis din Yahoo Mail pe Android

    ----- Mesaj redirecționat -----
    De la: "Yahoo"
    Trimis: Ma, iul. 31, 2018 la 16:46
    Subiect: Final Termination Notice (Do Not Ignore)

    FINAL WARNING

    You have violated Yahoo Terms and conditions and You have to follow verification.

    This is final warning notification before final termination of your account by Yahoo Team,

    See Attach File For Log-in Verification

    Please open the attachment below to Avoid Termination of your account.

    You have less than 24 hours for termination of your account due to Terms of usage violation.
    See attachment for verification....

    Welcome to Yahoo! Bring Your Contacts | Content You Crave"

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 2, 2017 at 11:20 AM by info

    Here is another scam:
    -- -- -- --
    Subject: Final Warning!! Mailbox Termination
    Date: On Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 9:46 AM,
    From: Yahoo Mail

    FINAL WARNING

    You have violated Yahoo Terms and conditions and You have to follow verification.

    This is final warning notification before final termination of your account by Yahoo Team,

    See Attach File For Log-in Verification

    You have less than 24 hours for termination of your account due to Terms of usage violation.
    See attachment for verification....

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 10, 2017 at 9:33 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "----- Forwarded message -----
    From: Yahoo
    Sent: Tuesday, 3 October 2017, 4:39:26 AM GMT 8
    Subject: Final Termination Notice (Do Not Ignore)
    Attachment: Yahoo! Sign-in.html (122 KB)

    FINAL WARNING

    You have violated Yahoo Terms and conditions and You have to follow verification.

    This is final warning notification before final termination of your account by Yahoo Team,

    See Attach File For Log-in Verification

    Please open the attachment below to Avoid Termination of your account.

    You have less than 24 hours for termination of your account due to Terms of usage violation.
    See attachment for verification....

    Welcome to Yahoo! Bring Your Contacts | Content You Crave"

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 10, 2017 at 12:35 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- Forwarded Message --
    From: Yahoo!
    Sent: Friday, June 9, 2017 2:20 PM
    Subject: FINAL WARNING: [Ticked - ID: 99TYL] Your account will soon be closed

    Yahoo

    Dear Yahoo user,

    Due to the violation of your terms and policy, Your account has been short-listed for immediate termination.

    We advise you kindly re-authenticate your account below to avoid the final termination process

    Thanks for taking these additional steps to keep your account safe.

    Yahoo

    Replies sent to this email cannot be answered. Feel free to contact customer care with any questions or concerns."

    delete


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