The "Yahoo Alert Account Termination or Deactivation" Phishing Scam
From: Yahoo <FropTyic-ML@oneta..tediousblast.com>
Date: October 30, 2017 at 11:41:15 CDT
Subject: Your .account will be deactivated
This is to inform you that your request on: 10/29/2017 2:17:12 p.m. to remove your account from Yahoo server has been approved and will initiate in one hour from the exact time you open this message.
ignore this message to continue with email removal or If this deactivation was not requested by you
Please reply us.
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.
For victims whose accounts have already been hijacked, click here for help.
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