"Your Yahoo Account will be Deactivated" Phishing Scam

"Your Yahoo Account will be Deactivated" Phishing Scam

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Yahoo users, be aware of email messages like the one below, which claim that your accounts will be deactivated in a few hours. 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 will be Deactivated" Phishing Scam

From: "Yahoo Mail" <yankwashitaura@tankarkarsule.com>

Date: December 6, 2017 at 6:02:00 AM PST

To: undisclosed-recipients:;


Reply-To: noreply@yahoo.com


Dear User,

We will conduct the De-activation request. Please confirm

this request to complete the deactivation process:

Yes, I would like to deactivate my account

No i didn't make this request, cancel deactivation request

Note:You might not be able to send or receive incoming mails

from this email account.

To make additional edits to your account, sign in to www.edit.mail.



Yahoo! Mail Team

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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  • May 22, 2019 at 8:50 PM by info

    Another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----

    From: Yahoo Mail <adminmail@united.promo.org>

    Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 3:16:47 AM GMT 5:30

    Subject: Yahoo Last Warning

    YAHOO !

    Hello Yahoo User, [gvmerani@yahoo.com]

    Yahoo have upgraded to the new version of security maintenance system.

    For security purpose, your account will be De-activated if not updated within 24hrs .

    Click Here To Upgrade Your Email Now

    Yahoo will continue to fight against virus, spam and cyber fraud.

    Note: This is a verification massage, please do not reply.

    Thank You.

    Yahoo Mail


  • May 14, 2019 at 5:11 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---- Forwarded Message -----

    From: Mail-Services. <trade@maz.by>

    Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 4:13:36 AM GMT 2

    Subject: Mailbox deactivation For

    Your account will be deactivated today!


    We are deactivating all mailbox users that are still using the old Version of Mailbox,

    And your email is still using old version, It has been included in the deactivation list

    Tap below to verify your email and get a more organized mailbox to avoid deactivation.

    Upgrade to the latest version

    Yahoo Email Security :: For


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"Your Yahoo Account will be Deactivated" Phishing Scam