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Beware of "Yahoo Classic Email Upgrade to Newest Version" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Yahoo Classic Email Upgrade to Newest Version" Phishing Scam

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Yahoo users who have received email messages like the one below, asking them to upgrade their accounts or else they will lose them, are asked to delete the same email messages. This is because the emails are phishing scams being sent by cybercriminals to trick Yahoo users into visiting a fake website that will steal their account usernames and passwords.

The "Yahoo Classic Email Upgrade to Newest Version" Phishing Scam

Subject: Newest version of your email

Date: On Thursday, November 2, 2017, 3:57 PM,

From: Yahoo! <notify-alerts@cc.yahoo-inc.com>

AT&T Yahoo

Dear,

The Classic version of your Mail will be replaced by our new version on 3rd November 2017. So it's time to upgrade, before you lose your email access.

Log-in Restore

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

Thanks for choosing Yahoo! Inc.®

Remember, never click on a link to sign into your Yahoo account, always go directly to https://mail.yahoo.com and sign-in from there instead. Once you have signed in, you will be notified of an upgrade or important changes if there are any.

For Yahoo users who have already been tricked, they may attempt to change their passwords immediately before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently. If their accounts have already been hijacked, they may click here for help regaining access to them.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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  • May 23, 2019 at 12:04 PM by an anonymous user from Santa Clara, California, United States

    Here is another scam:

    "<russandbecky@att.net>

    sent:

    AT&T Yahoo

    Dear User,

    The Classic version of your mail will be replaced by our new version on 23 May, 2019. So it's time to upgrade, before you lose your email access.

    CLICK HERE

    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."

    remove

  • October 24, 2018 at 11:29 AM by an anonymous user from Sierra Vista, Arizona, United States

    Unfortunately, I clicked on one of the mentioned links and it changed the configuration of my mail. I quickly changed my password, but now most of NEW mail goes directly into a new folder titled (Archive). Anyone know how to resolve this issue?

    remove

  • July 11, 2018 at 6:09 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: AT&T Yahoo Mail <kathy3421@att.net>

    Date: July 10, 2018 at 6:24:26 PM PDT

    Subject: Re-Validate Your Mailbox

    Reply-To: AT&T Yahoo Mail <gshock_kidink@yahoo.com>

    AT&T Yahoo

    Dear User,

    The Classic version of your Mail will be replaced by our new version on July 10 2018. So it's time to upgrade, before you lose your email access.

    CLICK HERE

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

    Thanks for choosing AT&T Mail."

    remove

    • October 17, 2018 at 3:23 PM by an anonymous user from Oregon City, Oregon, United States

      Received this:

      "FRONTIER-YAHOO MAIL

      Dear User,

      The Classic version of your Mail will be replaced by our new version on 17, October 2018. So it's time to upgrade, before you lose your email access.

      CLICK HERE

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

      Thanks for choosing

      Frontier-Yahoo Mail."

      remove

  • June 7, 2018 at 6:11 AM by an anonymous user from Wallsend, England, United Kingdom

    I have received two of these emails to-date. So pleased I did not click on the link, knew this was a scam! But for others, it does look very authentic, maybe yahoo could put a warning on their page, so when people log into their account's they will see it.

    My latest email said that I would not be able to get access to my mail after the 10th June, if I did not click on the link and up-grade.

    This is worrying!

    remove

  • March 17, 2018 at 4:11 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Date: On Friday, March 16, 2018, 12:24 PM

    From: Yahoo Mail <rrandall@simpkinsedwards.co.uk>

    AT&T Yahoo

    Dear User,

    The Classic version of your Mail will be replaced by our new version on the 18 March 2018. So it's time to upgrade, before you lose your email access.

    Log-in Restore

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

    Thanks for choosing Yahoo! Inc.®"

    remove

  • March 7, 2018 at 10:49 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "no-reply@cc.yahoo-inc.com" <angelo.barresi@isidc.com>

    Date: 7 March 2018 at 09:21:37 GMT

    Subject: The Classic version of Yahoo! Mail

    Reply-To: noreply@yahoo.co.uk

    Dear,

    The Classic version of your Mail will be replaced by our new version on 8th of March 2018. So it's time to upgrade, before you lose your email access.

    Log-in Restore

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

    Thanks for choosing Yahoo! Inc.®"

    remove

  • November 2, 2017 at 10:49 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    From: Account team <un14@student.le.ac.uk> wrote:

    Subject: Urgent: Security Alert

    YAHOO!

    Dear user,

    The deadline for updating all E-mail account is Today

    We are doing this to serve you better and to help you fight malicious users.

    Click here

    Note: Your account will be closed if not updated before the end of today

    Sincerely,

    Yahoo! Mail Team

    Privacy Policy

    remove

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