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Beware of "BellSouth AT&T Yahoo Mail Upgrade to New Version" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "BellSouth AT&T Yahoo Mail Upgrade to New Version" Phishing Scam

Bellsouth/AT&T/Yahoo users who have received emails like the one below, claiming their accounts have expired or outdated and they need to switch to a new version to avoid disconnection, are asked to delete the same emails. This is because the emails are phishing scams being sent by cybercriminals to trick BellSouth/AT&T/Yahoo users into visiting a fake website that will steal their account usernames and passwords.

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The "BellSouth/AT&T/Yahoo Mail Upgrade to New Version" Phishing Scam

From: " BellSouth" <mmastr2@uic.edu>

Date: November 2, 2017 at 9:02:42 AM EDT

Subject: Updated Version

AT&T Yahoo

Valued User <>

Your BellSouth mail new version is outdated and has expired

You're advise to switch to the new version to avoid disconnection

Failure to upgrade to the newest BellSouth mail version will result to a permanent account closure.

Click on the site http:/www.bellsouth.net

According to provision of Term and conditions, BellSouth may at anytime terminate it's service for accounts..

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

Thank you,

BellSouth

Remember, never click on a link to sign into your BellSouth AT&T Yahoo account, always go directly to https://www.bellsouth.net, click on the "Mail" icon and sign-in from there instead. Once they have signed in, they will be notified of an upgrade or important changes if there are any.

For BellSouth/AT&T/Yahoo users who have already been tricked, they should attempt to change their passwords immediately before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently. For those users whose accounts have already been hijacked, they should contact BellSouth/AT&T for help.

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  • Posted: Jan 6, 2018 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Yahoo" <jcollins@sprigelectric.com>
    Date: January 2, 2018 at 8:35:22 PM EST
    Subject: New Year Update
    Reply-To: docs@docu.com

    AT&T Yahoo

    Hello,

    Your ATT mail is updating to a new version.

    You're advise to verify your account to avoid disconnection.

    Please Click Here To re-validate your mailbox

    Failure to upgrade to the newest ATT mail version will result to a permanent account closure.

    According to provision of Term and conditions, ATT may at anytime terminate it's service for accounts.

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

    Thank you,
    BellSouth- online service"

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 28, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Birmingham, Alabama, United States

    I received one of these. Always look to see who it is coming from. The sender of the email that came to me was: satya.chattopadhyay@scraton.edu

    delete


    • Posted: Jan 9, 2018 by an anonymous user from or near: Mills River, North Carolina, United States

      Got this morning:

      "Your ATT mail is updating to a new version.

      You're advise to verify your account to avoid disconnection.

      Please Click Here To re-validate your mailbox

      Failure to upgrade to the newest ATT mail version will result to a permanent account closure.

      According to provision of Term and conditions, ATT may at anytime terminate it's service for accounts.

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

      Thank you,
      BellSouth- online service"

      delete


  • Posted: Nov 2, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----
    From: Yahoo! <bmatherne157358@troy.edu>
    Sent: Thursday, November 2, 2017 9:52 AM
    Subject: Re-activation Process

    AT&T Yahoo

    Your AT&T/Yahoo mail new version is outdated and has expired.

    You're advise to switch to the new version to avoid disconnection.

    Failure to upgrade to the newest AT&T/Yahoo mail version will result to a permanent account closure.

    According to provision of Term and conditions, AT&T/Yahoo may at anytime terminate it's service for accounts.

    Please Visit ITS Help-Dest Here To re-validate your mailbox.

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

    Thank you,
    AT&T online service

    delete


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