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"Yahoo! AT&T Account Shut Down" Phishing Scam

The email message below which claims that a request to shut down the recipients’ AT&T accounts has been initiated, is a phishing scam. The fake email message is being sent by cybercriminals to trick Yahoo! AT&T users into sending them their account credentials, by asking them to click on a link in the same email message that goes to a phishing Yahoo! AT&T website. The phishing website, which looks exactly like Yahoo's sign-in page, will ask potential victims to sign-in with their Yahoo! AT&T accounts credential, but once potential victims attempt to sign-in, their account credentials will be sent to the cybercriminals responsible for the fake website. The cybercriminals will then use the stolen credentials to hijack their victims' accounts and use them fraudulently.

Yahoo! ATT Account Shut Down Phishing Scam
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The "Yahoo! AT&T Account Shut Down" Phishing Scam

From: "at&t" <hall278@purdue.edu>

Date: July 11, 2017 at 8:23:40 PM EDT

Subject: AT&T User Secure Mail.

Reply-To: treeevers@outlook.com

Dear User,

You Recently Initiated an Action on your AT&T account to Shut down your AT&T, Did you initiate this Action? If No, Kindly Cancel Request below by clicking the Cancel Request icon below log on to your account and your account will be automatically restored to it's normal AT&T! settings. This will enable you enjoy better.

Cancel Request

Thanks for choosing AT&T.

Regards,

Yahoo! AT&T Mail Team

Yahoo! AT&T Account Shut Down users should never click on a link in an email message to sign into their accounts. It is recommended that they go directly to www.yahoo.com, and sign into their accounts from there. If there is something wrong with their accounts, they will be notified after signing in. Going directly to Yahoo's website is the best way to protect against phishing scams created by cybercriminals to steal online account credentials (usernames and passwords).

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  • November 20, 2019 at 11:14 AM by an anonymous user from: Germantown, Maryland, United States

    "Dear User,

    Our security team received your request to delete your account, we will process your request within 24hours.

    All features associated with your Yahoo account will be lost.

    Was this you or someone else, If you didn't make this request, kindly cancel request to continue using our service.

    Cancel Request

    Protecting your information is important to us and we work continuously to strengthen the threats targeting our Financial Institution.

    2019 AT&T Intellectual Property. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Help

    AT&T and the AT&T logo are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property."

    This is one I received.

  • August 6, 2019 at 12:33 PM by info

    "From: AT&T lnc <wmacswim@sbcglobal.net>

    Sent: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 9:54 AM

    Subject: VERIFY NOW!

    AT&T Secure Mail.

    Dear User,

    You Recently Initiated an Action on your AT&T account to Shut down your AT&T, Did you initiate this Action? If No, Kindly Cancel Request below by clicking the Cancel Request icon below log on to your account and your account will be automatically restored to it's normal AT&T settings. This will enable you enjoy better.

    Cancel Request

    Thanks for choosing AT&T.

    Regards,

    AT&T Mail Team"

    Here is another scam.

  • April 25, 2018 at 11:16 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Inc..." <swean@lehighvalley.org>

    Date: April 25, 2018 at 7:10:25 AM PDT

    Subject: Closing of your mail Account is being processed

    Reply-To: thompsonsmith32@gmail.com

    AT&T Secure Mail.

    Dear User,

    You Recently Initiated an Action on your AT&T account to Shut down your AT&T, Did you initiate this Action? If No, Kindly Cancel Request below by clicking the Cancel Request icon below log on to your account and your account will be automatically restored to it's normal AT&T! settings. This will enable you enjoy better.

    Cancel Request

    Thanks for choosing AT&T.

    Regards,

    Yahoo! AT&T Mail Team"

  • February 9, 2018 at 12:46 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Y.A.H.O.O [mailto:jmoyers@slzusd.org]

    Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 1:59 PM

    Subject: Action on your AT&T account

    Dear,

    You Recently Initiated an Action on your AT&T account to Shut down your AT&T, Did you initiate this Action? If No, Kindly Cancel Request below by clicking the Cancel Request icon below log on to your account and your account will be automatically restored to it's normal AT&T! settings. This will enable you enjoy better.

    Cancel Request

    Thanks for choosing AT&T.

    ©2018 Yahoo! Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. Yahoo! and Globe logo are registered trademarks of Yahoo! Intellectual Property."

  • January 10, 2018 at 5:14 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: AT&T [mailto:carlos.romero@ipsen.com]

    Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 1:08 PM

    Subject: **Account Shutdown**

    Yahoo! Mail

    Dear,

    You Requested to Shut down your AT&T, Did you initiate this Action? If No, Kindly Cancel Request below:

    CANCEL REQUEST

    Thanks for choosing AT&T Yahoo.

    Regards,

    Yahoo! AT&T Mail Team"

  • December 12, 2017 at 8:44 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: AT&T [mailto:andrea.cotton@lawtonps.org]

    Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 5:52 PM

    Subject: **Account Shutdown**

    Yahoo! Mail

    Dear,

    You Requested to Shut down your AT&T, Did you initiate this Action? If No, Kindly Cancel Request below:

    CANCEL REQUEST

    Thanks for choosing AT&T Yahoo.

    Regards,

    Yahoo! AT&T Mail Team"

  • November 29, 2017 at 6:39 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "AT&T Yahoo" <emartin@beaufort.k12.nc.us>

    Date: November 29, 2017 at 11:52:00 AM EST

    Subject: VERIFY NOW!

    AT&T Secure Mail.

    Dear

    You Recently Initiated an Action on your AT&T account to Shut down your AT&T, Did you initiate this Action? If No, Kindly Cancel Request below by clicking the Cancel Request icon below log on to your account and your account will be automatically restored to it's normal AT&T! settings. This will enable you enjoy better.

    Cancel Request

    Thanks for choosing AT&T.

    Regards,

    Yahoo! AT&T Mail Team"

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"Yahoo! AT&T Account Shut Down" Phishing Scam