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"Unusual Activity With Your Yahoo Account" Phishing Scam

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"Unusual Activity With Your Yahoo Account" Phishing Scam

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Yahoo users who have received email messages like the one below, which claim that unusual activity has been detected on their accounts and should call 855-203-6080, should delete the email messages and not follow the instructions in them. This is because the email messages are phishing scams sent by cyber criminals and NOT by Yahoo, to trick Yahoo users into clicking on the link in the fake and malicious email message that goes to a phishing website that steals Yahoo email account username and password.

The "Unusual Activity With Your Yahoo Account" Phishing Scam

From: "EMAIL SECURITY" <01718039.DCC9B9557CD39E4F7449D1agtdddhkkui@shleevqaxge.com>

Date: November 15, 2017 at 12:36:56 PM EST

Subject: Account Cancelation

We Have Detected Unusual Activity With Your Yahoo Account

Login Has Occurred On 11/10/2017 @ 9:38 AM

From IP: 34.26.95.326 Geo: Eastern Russia

If This Was Not You Please Call the Email Security Department

855-203-6080

Yahoo users who have already received the phishing email messages, and who have followed the instructions in them, are asked to change their Yahoo account passwords immediately before their accounts are hijacked by cybercriminals and used fraudulently.

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

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  • April 15, 2019 at 9:01 PM by an anonymous user from New Port Richey, Florida, United States

    I received an email, saying my account would be suspended. I called the number and let them access my computer. What should I do now?

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    • April 15, 2019 at 10:00 PM by info

      Have someone check your computer to ensure the scammers didn't install anything malicious on it.

      remove

  • December 8, 2017 at 12:53 PM by an anonymous user from Sunnyvale, California, United States

    I panicked. But backed off having been scammed once before. Called daughter and our computer guy and learned it was indeed a scam

    Husband and I are 93......not having learned all this in kindergarten, we have to beware. Great to have support team .

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  • November 24, 2017 at 8:53 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Mesaj redirecționat -----

    De la: YAHOO SECURITY <05278676.4B334510538C21C5EFE0AFqjunrllkgkuve@mkkqyvjjaoxkt .com>

    Trimis: luni, 20 noiembrie 2017, 19:25:05 EET

    Subiect: Yahoo Leak

    We Have Detected Unusual Activity With Your Yahoo Account

    Login Has Occurred On 11/19/2017 @ 7:38 AM EST

    From IP: 33.26.95.326 Geo: Russia

    If This Was Not You Please Call the Email Security Department

    855-203-6080

    remove

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