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

2017-06-10T12:36:39  +
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: 2017-11-02T11:20:14 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: 2017-10-10T09:33:09 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: 2017-06-10T12:35:59 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