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Beware of "AT&T Yahoo Mail Account Block and Deactivation" Phishing Scams

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Beware of "AT&T Yahoo Mail Account Block and Deactivation" Phishing Scams

The email message below, which claims recipients' AT&T Yahoo email accounts have been placed on a temporary block will be deactivated, is a phishing scam being used to target AT&T Yahoo customers. The phishing email message, which also claims that if the recipients do not update their information, their accounts will be permanently deactivated, is being sent by cybercriminals to trick AT&T customers into clicking on the link in it. The link in the email message goes to a fake AT&T website that will ask visitors to sign-in. Once visitors attempt to sign into the fake website with their AT&T credentials, the information will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the phishing scam.

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The "AT&T Yahoo Mail Account Block and Deactivation" Phishing Scam

From: AT&T Inc. <yanceyj2@wwu.edu>

Subject: Re-Validate Email!

Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 8:43 PM

Dear,

We noticed that your email account has been outdated . Your account has been placed on temporary block, it would be permanently blocked if you do not unblock within 48hours.

To cancel

this termination, follow the to CANCEL REQUEST and Login your correct account info to update your mailbox for faster, safer and full featured Yahoo Mail experience.

Note: Failure to comply within 48hrs might lead to permanent deactivation.

Thank you,

AT&T system administrator ©2017.

Once the cybercriminals have received the stolen AT&T credentials, they will use it to hijack their potential victims’ accounts and use the accounts fraudulently. This is why AT&T customers should never click on links in email messages to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly to https://login.yahoo.com and sign into their email accounts from there. If there is someone that needs to be done their accounts, they will be notified after signing in.

AT&T customers who have been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to contact AT&T for help.

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