Warning! JavaScript is turned off or disabled! Some features on this website will not work.
Previous Next
»

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

2017-11-02T10:45:21 -  +
Beware of "Yahoo Classic Email Upgrade to Newest Version" Phishing Scam

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.

Advertisements

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.

Please share 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: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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

If you want to quickly find answers to your questions, use our search engine.

Remember to help us, help you, by donating. 🎁Click here to donate

Advertisements
Comments, Questions and Reviews
(Total: 7)

To help protect your privacy, please do not post or remove, your full name, telephone number, email address, username, password, account number, credit card information, home address or other sensitive information in or from your comments, questions, or reviews. And, when you post a comment or review, we will use your IP address to display your approximate location to other users.

The comments or reviews below do not necessarily reflect the views of Online Threat Alerts.

  • Posted: Oct 24, 2018 at 11:29 AM by an anonymous user from or near: 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?

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 11, 2018 at 6:09 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: AT&T Yahoo Mail
    Date: July 10, 2018 at 6:24:26 PM PDT
    Subject: Re-Validate Your Mailbox
    Reply-To: AT&T Yahoo Mail

    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."

    delete


    • Posted: Oct 17, 2018 at 3:23 PM by an anonymous user from or near: 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."

      delete


  • Posted: Jun 7, 2018 at 6:11 AM by an anonymous user from or near: 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!

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 17, 2018 at 4:11 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

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

    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.®"

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 7, 2018 at 10:49 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "no-reply@cc.yahoo-inc.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.®"

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 2, 2017 at 10:49 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    From: Account team 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

    delete


 Show More Comments (7)
Write Your Comment, Question or Review
Write your comment, question or review in the box below to share what you know or to get answers. Please revisit after an hour or more to view reponses or answers to you questions.

Your comment, question or review will be posted as an anonymous user because you are not signed in. Sign-in.