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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.

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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 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: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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

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  • Posted: 2018-03-17T16:11:13 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: 2018-03-07T10:49:36 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: 2017-11-02T10:49:44 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


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