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Beware of "Your Yahoo Account will be Deactivated" Phishing Scam

2017-12-06T09:27:44 -  +
Beware of "Your Yahoo Account will be Deactivated" Phishing Scam

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.

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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:;

Subject: FINAL(***WARNING***) YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE TERMINATED AFTER 48 HOURS

Reply-To: noreply@yahoo.com

YAHOO!

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.com

Thanks,

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.

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