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

2017-10-31T03:53:36  +
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.

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

From: TEAM SUPPORT [tipa@fioptics.com]

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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  • Posted: Apr 17, 2018 3:18 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----
    From: Yahoo
    Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 10:50:57 AM EDT
    Subject: Incoming mails on hold 2017

    YAHOO!

    Dear

    Your incoming mails were placed on pending status due to the recent upgrade to our database, You can not send or receive new messages until you re-validate your mailbox.

    Follow our re-validate link below to receive your new messages: Re-validate

    Regards,
    Yahoo Mail Team

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 8, 2018 11:08 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Yahoo"
    Date: 8 March 2018 at 15:56:32 GMT
    Subject: MailBox
    Reply-To: noreply@edu.com

    Attention Yahoo User terencecg@yahoo.co.uk,

    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
    Yahoo Team 2018"

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 3, 2018 7:17 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Yahoo!
    Sent: Thursday, March 1, 2018 10:42 AM
    Subject: Mailbox is Out-date

    Yahoo!MAIL

    Dear 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
    Yahoo Team 2018"

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 16, 2018 12:39 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "AT&T Online"
    Date: February 15, 2018 at 3:10:09 PM EST
    Subject: Mailbox Expire

    Dear AT&T User,

    Your Mail Outgoing and Incoming is blocked. Reason : Daily Mail Bounce Count Exceeds Limit [ Bounce count=48 ]

    Please follow the link below to unblock yourself:

    UNBLOCK NOW

    This is an automated message, please do not reply to this mail**"

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 17, 2017 8:12 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Date: December 17, 2017 at 6:26:34 PM EST
    To: Yahoo
    Subject: Re: Incoming mails on hold 2017

    How do I re-validate my mailbox. Your link below does not work for me!

    YAHOO!

    Dear

    Your incoming mails were placed on pending status due to the recent upgrade to our database, You can not send or receive new messages until you re-validate your mailbox.

    Follow our re-validate link below to receive your new messages

    Regards,

    Yahoo Mail Team"

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 26, 2017 2:09 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

    This is the bad website: hxxp://restauraauto.com.br/ site1/modules/address/Y1.html

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 24, 2017 8:04 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "----- Forwarded Message -----
    From: Yahoo!
    Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 10:08 AM
    Subject: Mails on Hold

    Dear

    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
    Yahoo Team 2017"

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 8, 2017 9:39 AM by an anonymous user from or near: San Leandro, California, United States

    received Yahoo mail yesterday (4/8) that appears to be a virus/malware. Asked f/password & locked up!

    Don't click on UPDATE NOW!!!

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 3, 2017 12:45 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Waterford, Connecticut, United States

    Received today (note the e-mail address it came from, claiming to be Support...)
    Marked as SPAM and deleted.

    -- start of scam --
    Message body
    Dear,

    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
    Yahoo Team 2017"
    -- end of scam --

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 4, 2017 9:06 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

    I just received the email from user maintenance that my yahoo mail has been put on hold. It was addressed to dear users. I deleted the email.

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 20, 2017 2:07 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    I didn't change anything but I did clinked on the link and put my email address in there but no password. What should I do.

    delete


    • Posted: Jan 20, 2017 5:26 AM by info

      You have nothing to worry about, except getting some phishing emails from cybercriminals. Just delete those emails.

      delete


  • Posted: Jan 17, 2017 10:38 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Berlin, Land Berlin, Germany

    "Dear,

    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
    Yahoo Team 2016"

    -- -- -- --

    Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

    I have just received this email below. I understand that this is a phishing scam, so I have not opened it. A few days ago , however, I received a similar one, on which I clicked "updated now " . (Nothing more .) I don't think that by doing only this I was "following up instructions " , so I hope am not in danger of my data being stolen . I am right?

    Looking forward to your kind reply

    Yours friendly
    Adam.

    delete


    • Posted: Jan 17, 2017 12:20 PM by info

      You are not in any danger once you didn't download and install any malicious software.

      delete


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