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Beware of "Your Yahoo Account Activation Expires" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Your Yahoo Account Activation Expires" Phishing Scam

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Yahoo users, be aware of email messages like the one below, which claim that your accounts activation expires and you need to upgrade to avoid email termination. This is because the email messages are phishing scams being sent by cybercriminals to steal Yahoo usernames and passwords, by tricking Yahoo users into visiting a phishing website that steals email account credentials.

The "Your Yahoo Account Activation Expires" Phishing Scam

From: YAH00 <puphiljourney@yahoo.com.ph>

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 <puphiljourney@yahoo.com.ph>

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.

Thank You.

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.

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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