Beware of "Yahoo Email Cancellation In Progress" Phishing Scams

Beware of "Yahoo Email Cancellation In Progress" Phishing Scams

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Yahoo users who have received email messages like the one below, which claim that an email cancellation is in progress or has been received for their accounts, should delete the email messages and should 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 "Yahoo Email Cancellation In Progress" Phishing Scam

From: Yahooo! <lrburns@k12.wv.us>

Subject: Email Cancellation In Progress


We will conduct the De-activation request you made on Thursday 12th October, 2017 011:28 AM GMT+1 . Please confirm

this request to complete the deactivation process:

Yes, I would like to deactivate my account

No i didn't make this request, cancel deactivation request

Note:You might not be able to send or receive incoming mails from this email account from Monday October 16th 2017.

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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 cybercriminals and used fraudulently.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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