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

2017-11-02T11:10:10 -  +
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Bellsouth/AT&T/Yahoo users who have received emails like the one below, claiming their accounts have expired or outdated and they need to switch to a new version to avoid disconnection, are asked to delete the same emails.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.

Please continue below.

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

From: " BellSouth" <[email protected]>

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Your BellSouth mail new version is outdated and has expired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.

Please share with us what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

Remember to forward suspicious, malicious, or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: [email protected]

Also, report scams, untrustworthy, or fraudulent websites to us. Tell us why you consider the websites untrustworthy or fraudulent.

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  • Posted: 2018-04-10T23:44:50 by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----
    From: Bellsouth
    Sent: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 10:05 AM
    Subject: Privacy & Security

    AT&T Yahoo

    Your Bellsouth mail is outdated and has expired.
    You're advise to switch to the new version to avoid disconnection According to provision of Term and conditions, Bellsouth service may at anytime terminate it's service for accounts.

    Renew below

    Log in - https:/bellsouth.net

    This link will remain active throughout the enrollment period, which expires on April 05 2018

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

    Sincerely,
    © 2018 Bellsouth Customer Care Team

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-04-07T15:21:27 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "On Thursday, April 5, 2018 3:23 PM
    Webmail wrote:

    Dear at&t,

    The Classic version of AT&T Mail will be replaced by our new version on Apirl 20to 3 2018. So it's time to upgrade, before you lose your email access.

    Log-in Restore

    Thanks for choosing AT&T

    Libby Joe,
    Managing Director,
    AT&T Mail Consumer Sales and Service"

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-03-29T10:35:59 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Bellsouth [mailto:[email protected]]
    Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2018 10:36 AM
    Subject: Inactive Account

    AT&T Yahoo

    User,

    Your BellSouth mail new version is outdated and has expired

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

    please click the link below:

    https:/bellsouth.net/

    This link will remain active throughout the enrollment period, which expires on Monday, December 06, 2017

    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

    Sincerely
    Bellsouth Customer Care Team"

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-03-28T01:53:20 by info

    Received via email:

    "Advising of phishing scam regarding Bellsouth e-mail accounts....

    On Tuesday, March 27, 2018 8:50 AM, Bellsouth wrote:

    AT&T Yahoo

    Your Bellsouth mail is outdated and has expired.
    You're advise to switch to the new version to avoid disconnection
    According to provision of Term and conditions, Bellsouth service may at anytime terminate it's service for accounts.
    Renew below

    Log in - https:/bellsouth.net


    This link will remain active throughout the enrollment period, which expires on March 28 2018

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

    Sincerely,
    © 2018 Bellsouth Customer Care Team"

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-03-02T13:55:12 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: BellSouth [mailto:[email protected]]
    Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2018 8:07 AM
    Subject: Privacy & Security

    AT&T Yahoo,

    Your Bellsouth mail is outdated and has expired.
    You're advise to switch to the new version to avoid disconnection

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

    Log in

    This link will remain active throughout the enrollment period, which expires on March 01 2018

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

    Sincerely,
    © 2018 Bellsouth Customer Care Team"

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-01-06T03:00:04 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Yahoo"
    Date: January 2, 2018 at 8:35:22 PM EST
    Subject: New Year Update
    Reply-To: [email protected]

    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: 2017-11-28T05:31:41 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: [email protected]

    delete


    • Posted: 2018-01-09T09:11:40 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: 2017-11-02T11:17:41 by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----
    From: Yahoo!
    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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