"Yahoo Mail Box Service Will Be Blocked" Phishing Scam

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Yahoo users who have received so-called email message alerts like the one below, which claim their mailbox service will be blocked, should not click on the link within them. This is because the email messages are phishing scams being sent by cybercriminals to their potential victims in an attempt to trick them into visiting a phishing website that steals email account usernames and passwords.

Yahoo Mail Box Service Will Be Blocked Phishing Scam
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The "Yahoo Mail Box Service Will Be Blocked" Phishing Scam

From: Yahoo <naschristian@yahoo.com>

Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 7:03:54 AM GMT+3

Subject: Mail Box Service Will Be Blocked(FINAL WARNING)

YAHOO

Dear user,

Your Yahoo account has been marked for immediate shutdown due to non-verification.

Please follow the attachment below to verify and prevent loss of account.

This warning will expire in 24 hours!

Sincerely

Yahoo!

If the link in the phishing email message is clicked by the recipients, they will be taken to a phishing website and ask to sign-in. If they attempt to do so, their Yahoo account credentials (usernames and passwords) will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the scam. Once the cybercriminals have gotten the stolen credentials, they will gain access to the accounts, hijack them, and use them fraudulently.

Therefore, Yahoo users who have received email messages with a link to update their information or make changes to their accounts should always go directly to mail.yahoo.com and sign into their accounts instead of clicking on the link. Once Yahoo users have signed into their accounts, they will be noticed of changes or updates, if there are any. Going directly to mail.yahoo.com and signing in from there is only guaranteed way of preventing Yahoo users from becoming victims of phishing scams.

Yahoo users who have already been tricked by the phishing scam are asked change their passwords immediately before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently. If their accounts have already been hijacked by cybercriminals, they can click here for instructions to regain access to their accounts.

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  • September 1, 2020 at 7:58 AM by an anonymous user from: Westwood, New Jersey, United States

    Yet another ... Mailbox Service Will Be Closed

    Prior to AT&T / Yahoo! Agreement

    "Starting on September, 2, 2020, YAHOO! customers who have not updated their email account will no longer be able to log in to their Yahoo and through email addresses.

    Customers will have to Verify their email address to confirm

    kindly click on the attachment re-login and verify, we apologize for any inconvenience caused.

    Thank you,

    online service

    Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent 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 2020!, Inc. All rights reserved.

  • May 14, 2019 at 5:10 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    - Forwarded Message -

    From: Yahoo <tomandrai@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 5:29:46 AM GMT 2

    Subject: Mail Box Service Will Be Blocked(FINAL WARNING)

    Account Information

    Dear Account User,

    Your E-mail account will soon exceed its limit. Yahoo! recommends you Upgrade and Verify your account to prevent your email from being De-activated within 24hs. Please open the attachment for your account upgrade and verification.

    This is to improve our service quality. We are sorry for inconveniences

    Property: Account Security

    Sincerely,

    Yahoo! member services

    Copyright © 2019Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved

  • April 18, 2019 at 6:14 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    - Forwarded Message -

    From: "Yahoo" <baradei_diving@yahoo.com>

    To:

    Sent: Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 12:33 AM

    Subject: Mail Box Service Will Be Blocked(FINAL WARNING)

    Account Information

    Dear Account User,

    Your E-mail account will soon exceed its limit. Yahoo! recommends you Upgrade and Verify your account to prevent your email from being De-activated within 24hrs. Please open the attachment for your account upgrade and verification.

    This is to improve our service quality. We are sorry for inconveniences

    Property: Account Security

    Sincerely,

    Yahoo! member services

    Copyright © 2019Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved

  • February 13, 2019 at 10:36 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    - Pesan yang Diteruskan -

    Dari: Yahoo <anekakonstruksi@yahoo.co.id>

    Terkirim: Kamis, 14 Februari 2019 10.51.08 GMT 7

    Judul: MAILBOX SERVICE WILL BE BLOCKED (FINAL WARNING)

    YAHOO!

    Dear User

    Your mailbox is full and your Action is Needed, You would be disabled from Sending / Receiving email in Less than 48hr (14:00) GMT.

    To avoid being disabled, your account must be upgraded.

    Kindly Upgrade Now to validate.

    Best Regards,

    Account Services,

    Yahoo Mail Team

  • May 31, 2018 at 11:14 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    - Forwarded Message -

    From: Yahoo <efsungoncachousein@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2018, 1:31:24 AM EDT

    Subject: Mail Box Service Will Be Blocked(FINAL WARNING)

    YAHOO

    Dear user,

    Your Yahoo account has been marked for immediate shutdown due to non-verification.

    Please follow the attachment below to verify and prevent loss of account.

    This warning will expire in 24 hours!

    Sincerely

    Yahoo!

  • November 3, 2017 at 1:49 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Anne Empuerto RMN-DXXL <a_empuerto@yahoo.com>

    Date: November 3, 2017 at 4:11:43 PM GMT 11

    Subject: Mailbox Service Will Be Blocked (FINAL WARNING)

    Account Information

    Dear Account User,

    Your E-mail account will soon exceed its limit. Yahoo! recommends you Upgrade and Verify your account to prevent your email from being De-activated within 24hr s. Please open the attachment for your account upgrade and verification.

    This is to improve our service quality. We are sorry for inconveniences

    Property: Account Security

    Sincerely,

    Yahoo! member services

    Copyright © 2017Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved"

  • November 1, 2017 at 5:56 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Yahoo Mail

    Subject: Mailbox Service Will Be Blocked (DO NOT IGNORE)

    Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 12:24 PM

    Dear Yahoo User,

    Your E-mail account will soon exceed its limit. Yahoo! recommends you Upgrade and Verify your account to prevent your email from being DE-activated within 24hrs. Please open the attachment for your account upgrade and verification.

    This is to improve our service quality. We are sorry for inconveniences Property:

    Account Security

    Sincerely,

    Yahoo! member services

    Copyright © 2017 Yahoo! Inc.

    All rights reserved."

  • October 23, 2017 at 5:28 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "- Forwarded Message -

    From: Yahoo <raczem@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Monday, October 23, 2017, 7:26:14 AM GMT 3

    Subject: Mail Box Service Will Be Blocked(FINAL WARNING)

    YAHOO

    Dear user,

    Your Yahoo account has been marked for immediate shutdown due to non-verification.

    Please follow the attachment below to verify and prevent loss of account.

    This warning will expire in 24 hours!

    Sincerely

    Yahoo!"

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