The "Your Yahoo Account will be Terminated" Phishing Scam
From: "Yahoo Mail" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: December 6, 2017 at 6:02:00 AM PST
Subject: FINAL(***WARNING***) YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE TERMINATED AFTER 48 HOURS
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
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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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