The "Your Yahoo Account Activation Expires" Phishing Scam
From: YAH00 <email@example.com>
Date: 6 December 2017 at 8:05:03 PM GMT+8
Subject: Final Warning ! Your Yahoo Account Activation Expires Today-Activate Now
Reply-To: YAH00 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dear Yahoo User
Access to Email will soon expire you have used 14.95Gb/15Gb.
kindly upgrade your account to avoid Email Termination.
Find attached below to fix your account and receive your
pending incoming emails.
Yahoo Email service!
The link in the phishing email message goes to a fake or phishing Yahoo website, which will attempt to trick the potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it. If Yahoo users attempt to sign into the phishing website with their Yahoo usernames and passwords, it will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack their accounts. The hijacked Yahoo accounts will then be used by cybercriminals fraudulently.
Remember, if you receive email messages like these, please go directly to your email account instead of clicking on the links in the email messages. If there is something wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing in. And, if you were tricked by one of these phishing scams, please change your password immediately before your Yahoo account is hijacked.
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