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Beware of "Upgrade to Yahoo Mail 7.1" Email Scam

2017-03-02T16:37:24 -  +
Beware of "Upgrade to Yahoo Mail 7.1" Email Scam

Yahoo users, if you have received email messages claiming that you need to upgrade to Yahoo Mail 7.1 and threaten to close your accounts if you do not, please delete the same email messages and do not follow the instructions in them. This is because the email messages are phishing scams being sent by cybercriminals to trick Yahoo users into clicking on the link in them, which goes to phishing websites that steal Yahoo usernames and passwords.

Please continue below.

A Sample of the "Upgrade to Yahoo Mail 7.1" Email Scam

Dear Valued User,

Mail version is outdated,

Failure to Upgrade to the newest Yahoo Mail 7.1 now will result to a permanent account closure.

According to provision 17.9 of Terms and Conditions, Yahoo may at anytime terminate its services for accounts.

To upgrade follow the link below and accept our new terms and conditions.

UPGRADE NOW

Thanks, Yahoo! Mail Team

Yahoo users should never click on a link to sign into their accounts; they should instead, go directly to mail.yahoo.com or yahoo.com and sign-in from there. Once they are signed in, they will be alerted to updates, changes or other important notifications. Going directly to Yahoo’s website to sign into their accounts, will protect Yahoo users from phishing links that go to fake websites that steal usernames and passwords. Phishing websites steal their visitors’ usernames and passwords by asking them to sign into their accounts on the same fake website. Once visitors to the websites attempt to sign-in, their usernames and passwords (credentials) will be sent to the cybercriminals responsible for the phishing websites. As soon as the cyber criminals receive their potential victims’ usernames and passwords, they will sign into their accounts, hijack and use them fraudulently.

Yahoo users who have been tricked by the "Update to Yahoo Mail 7.1" or "Upgrade to Yahoo Mail 7.1" email scam, are asked to change their Yahoo passwords immediately before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently.

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  • Posted: 2018-05-21T18:43:56 by an anonymous user from or near: Lagos, Nigeria

    Received the mail below. Is it genuine?

    "Sent from my iPhone

    On 21 May 2018, at 22:41, Yahoo Mail wrote:

    We have a new unified Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

    HI Veronica,

    Recently, we notified you about updates to how we handle your data, in accordance with new EU data regulations. It’s important that you review these updates and agree before May 23, 2018, otherwise you will no longer have access to new emails.

    Review and agree now

    You may be asked to sign in to your email account first.

    You can also download the free Yahoo Mail app to agree to the updates and avoid losing access to your email.

    Your privacy is important to us. To learn more about our data practices and the controls we give you, visit our site. For more information about changes to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, read our FAQ.

    If you have already taken action on this, you may disregard this email.

    Best regards,
    Yahoo Mail

    Privacy Policy
    Oath (EMEA) Limited, 5-7 Point Square, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland"

    delete


    • Posted: 2018-05-21T19:19:27 by info

      It is a scam. When in doubt, always go directly to mail.yahoo.com and sign into your account. Once you have signed in, you will be notified of important changes.

      delete


  • Posted: 2018-05-21T18:39:43 by an anonymous user from or near: Lagos, Nigeria

    I received this email "hI we noticed that you haven’t upgraded email. We noticed that you are still using the same email app that came with the phone"

    Please is this from yahoo

    delete


    • Posted: 2018-05-21T19:17:19 by info

      We need the actual email determine if it came from Yahoo.

      delete


  • Posted: 2018-03-29T13:58:16 by an anonymous user from or near: Ballwin, Missouri, United States

    I received this today:

    "AT&T

    Dear Valued User,

    Your Mail version is outdated,
    Failure to Upgrade to the newest AT&T Mail 7.1 now will result to a permanent account closure.

    According to provision 17.9 of Terms and Conditions, Yahoo may at anytime terminate its services for accounts.
    To upgrade follow the link below and accept our new terms and conditions.

    UPGRADE NOW

    Thanks,
    Yahoo! Mail Team

    Please do not reply to this message. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered"

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-03-27T05:10:38 by an anonymous user from or near: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

    My yahoo account is not working, some error message is coming like user not found. What kind of problem is this?

    delete


    • Posted: 2018-03-27T05:22:29 by info

      Make sure you are at mail.yahoo.com and not some other fake website. If you go to mail.yahoo.com and you are able to sign-in, please change your password.

      delete


  • Posted: 2018-03-14T17:21:44 by an anonymous user from or near: Oakland, California, United States

    The actual email address embedded into the Yahoo email address I received is:
    aalkhawaldeh@hikma.com. That was an easy confirmation of my suspicion that this was a phish job.

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-02-28T02:08:45 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "On Friday, February 16, 2018, 6:03 AM, AT&T/YAHOO! Mail wrote:

    Dear

    Your AT&T/Yahoo mail version is outdated and has expired. You are advised to verify your account below and activate the new mail version to avoid disconnection.

    VERIFY

    Failure to upgrade to the newest AT&T/Yahoo mail version within 24-hours will result to permanent account closure. According to our Terms and conditions, AT&T/Yahoo may at anytime terminate it's service for accounts.

    Please Visit ITS Help-Desk Here to verify your mailbox.

    Thank You,

    AT&T-Yahoo!"

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-02-07T12:32:26 by an anonymous user from or near: Lake Orion, Michigan, United States

    Wouldn't you think Yahoo would block these emails from coming through their system and on to users! Seems pretty basic to me. Why send me the email that you know is a scam esp. when they are using your company name to do it.

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-01-17T08:37:58 by an anonymous user from or near: Belleville, Illinois, United States

    This message was received by me on 1/17/2018 -- I was wanting to know if it is AT&T or am I being scammed???

    At&t
    Today at 8:18 AM
    Dear At&t User,
    We are closing all old version of Your Mailbox as from January. 21st.
    Tap below to get a more organized mailbox to avoid being deactivated.

    UPGRADE NOW TO THE NEWEST VERSION

    Thank You.
    Webmail support-----------
    Please do not reply to this message. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.

    At&t Team

    delete


    • Posted: 2018-01-17T08:39:56 by info

      It is a scam.

      delete


  • Posted: 2018-01-06T13:22:28 by an anonymous user from or near: Mercer Island, Washington, United States

    I receive this email at least once a week. I just delete it because it doesn't have the traditional yahoo "Y" as an indicator of it's source. Instead it has an "R"

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-12-11T08:49:55 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Yahoo Mail
    Date: December 10, 2017 at 10:50:25 PM EST
    Subject: FINAL WARNING: Notice!!!

    Yahoo!

    Dear User

    Your Mail version is outdated and has expired.

    Failure to Upgrade to the newest Yahoo Mail 7 now will result to a permanent account closure.

    According to provision 17.9 of Terms and Conditions, Yahoo may at anytime terminate its services for accounts,

    Visit ITS Help-Desk Here

    To upgrade your account."

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-11-19T23:17:00 by an anonymous user from or near: Jacksonville, New Brunswick, Canada

    I received the same email message in my JUNK folder on Nov. 13, 2017 advising that my account would be suspended if I on't upgrade to Yahoo Mail version 7.1.

    I have NOT installed this bogus software! However, I am no longer receiving any emails on my iMAC-supplied Mail application. The message that comes up is "There may be a problem with the email server or network. Verify the settings for account "Yahoo" or try again. The server returned the error: LOGIN server error - Please try again later". I have consulted with Xplornet and checked my account settings. No resolution to this problem as of today, Nov. 19, 2017!

    What should I do?

    delete


    • Posted: 2017-11-20T08:33:27 by info

      Try changing your password and then attempt to sign into your account with the new password.

      delete


  • Posted: 2017-11-15T12:11:47 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Yahoo©
    Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 9:26 AM
    Subject: YAHOO IMPORTANT UPGRADE(NOVEMBER 2017)

    YAHOO

    Dear

    All your incoming mails will be placed on hold because you are using an outdated Yahoo! Mail version.

    You need to automatically upgrade to the newest Yahoo Mail 7.1 version now to avoid permanent account closure.

    Please click UPGRADE NOW to update your account for free and enjoy the new Yahoo! Mail version.

    Sincerely,
    Yahoo! member services
    Yahoo!Copyright © 2017 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved."

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-10-16T17:42:32 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Yahoo !"
    Date: October 16, 2017 at 9:06:33 AM EDT
    Subject: Mail-Box Upgrade!! (16-10-2017)

    YAHOO!
    Dear Valued User,

    Your Mail version is outdated,
    Failure to Upgrade to the newest Yahoo Mail 7.1 now will result to a permanent account closure.
    According to provision 17.9 of Terms and Conditions, Yahoo may at anytime terminate its services for accounts.
    To upgrade follow the link below and accept our new terms and conditions.

    UPGRADE NOW

    Thanks,
    Yahoo! Mail Team"

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-10-11T14:44:29 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Yahoo! [mailto:janelle.bruneau@mail.mcgill.ca]
    Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2017 9:35 AM
    Subject: Upgrade Now

    AT&T Yahoo
    Dear

    All your incoming mails will be put on hold because you are using an outdated Yahoo! Mail version.

    You need to upgrade to the newest Yahoo Mail 7.1 version now to avoid permanent account closure.

    Please click UPGRADE NOW to upgrade your account for free and enjoy the new Yahoo! Mail version.

    Thanks
    Yahoo! Mail Team
    Please do not reply this message. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered"

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-09-27T14:43:39 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "On Monday, 25 September 2017, 12:51, Yahoo wrote:

    YAHOO!

    Dear User,

    From September 25th 2017 Yahoo will start terminating Yahoo Account with Yahoo Mail 6.9

    Upgrade to the new Yahoo Mail 7 now to avoid losing access to your mail box.

    According to provision 17.9 of Terms and Conditions, Yahoo may at anytime terminate its services for accounts.

    To upgrade follow the link below and accept new terms and conditions.

    Valid from expiration Upgrade
    September 25th, 2017
    September 26th, 2017 Upgrade Now
    Upgrade Later

    UPGRADE NOW
    What You Can Look Forward To When You Upgrade"

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-09-12T20:59:18 by an anonymous user from or near: Angeles City, Central Luzon, Philippines

    Here is another scam:

    "Yahoo.Inc

    Sep 12 at 11:54 PM

    Yahoo!MAIL

    Dear Valued User,

    Your Mail version is outdated,
    Failure to Upgrade to the newest Yahoo Mail 7.1 now will result to a permanent account closure.
    According to provision 17.9 of Terms and Conditions, Yahoo may at anytime terminate its services for accounts.
    To upgrade open the attach below

    Thanks,
    Yahoo! Mail Team

    Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.
    For assistance, log in to your email! website and choose the "Help" link on any page.

    Customer Service Email ID # 1009.
    c 2017!, Inc. All rights reserved"

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-08-24T19:45:29 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Yahoo!"
    Date: August 24, 2017 at 4:06:38 PM MDT
    Subject: Announcement

    YAHOO!
    Dear,

    Your Mail version is outdated,
    Failure to Upgrade to the newest Yahoo Mail 7.1 now will result to a permanent account closure.

    According to provision 17.9 of Terms and Conditions, Yahoo may at anytime terminate its services for accounts.

    To upgrade follow the link below and accept our new terms and conditions.

    UPGRADE NOW

    What You Can Look Forward To When You Upgrade

    · Faster email
    · The latest Yahoo! Mail spam-protection technology
    · Easier to use design
    · Unlimited email storage so that you can keep everything you want

    Thanks,

    Yahoo! Mail Team"

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-08-15T06:37:21 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Yahoo"
    Date: August 4, 2017 at 10:45:42 AM CDT
    Subject: Mail-Box Upgrade!! (04-08-2017)

    YAHOO!
    Dear Valued User,

    Your Mail version is outdated,
    Failure to Upgrade to the newest Yahoo Mail 7.1 now will result to a permanent account closure.

    According to provision 17.9 of Terms and Conditions, Yahoo may at anytime terminate its services for accounts.
    To upgrade follow the link below and accept our new terms and conditions.

    UPGRADE NOW

    Thanks,
    Yahoo! Mail Team

    Please do not reply to this message. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered"

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-08-04T13:37:17 by an anonymous user from or near: El Paso, Texas, United States

    I clicked on the link to upgrade my Yahoo Email so now what do I do?

    delete


    • Posted: 2017-08-04T14:17:43 by info

      Change your Yahoo password immediately before it is hijacked by cybercriminals.

      delete


  • Posted: 2017-08-02T12:47:32 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Fw: Mail-Box Upgrade!! (02-08-2017)
    Wed 02/08/2017 12:44

    YAHOO!
    Dear Valued User,

    Your Mail version is outdated,

    Failure to Upgrade to the newest Yahoo Mail 7.1 now will result to a permanent account closure.

    According to provision 17.9 of Terms and Conditions, Yahoo may at anytime terminate its services for accounts.

    To upgrade follow the link below and accept our new terms and conditions.

    UPGRADE NOW

    Thanks,
    Yahoo! Mail Team"

    delete


    • Posted: 2017-08-19T14:07:05 by an anonymous user from or near: Oswego, Illinois, United States

      Thank you. I thought it was an authentic msg. from Yahoo, and I am not one to easily fall for scams.

      delete


  • Posted: 2017-07-28T18:59:03 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Yahoo logo

    Dear

    our At&t/Yahoo Mail version is outdated and has expired.

    Failure to Upgrade to the newest At&t/Yahoo Mail 7 now will result to a permanent account closure.

    According to provision 17.9 of Terms and Conditions, At&t/Yahoo may at any time terminate its services for accounts.

    Visit ITS Help-Desk Here To re-validate your mailbox.

    Note: Failure to comply with 24hrs might lead to permanent deactivation.
    Thank you!
    At&t/Yahoo System administrator!"

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-07-26T21:59:01 by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----
    "From: ❶Yahoo
    To: "no-reply@yahoo.com"
    Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 7:45:31 PM EDT
    Subject: FINAL(***WARNING***) YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE TERMINATED AFTER 48 HOUR

    YAHOO!

    Dear Valued User,

    Your Mail version is outdated,

    Failure to Upgrade to the newest Yahoo Mail 7.1 now will result to a permanent account closure.

    According to provision 17.9 of Terms and Conditions, Yahoo may at anytime terminate its services for accounts.

    To upgrade follow the link below and accept our new terms and conditions.

    UPGRADE NOW

    Thanks,

    Yahoo! Mail Team
    Please do not reply to this message. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered."

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-06-29T16:48:54 by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----
    "From: Email Notification
    To: noreply@yahoo.cc.com
    Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 5:44 PM
    Subject: Your Mail will be Blocked Take Action now

    Y A H O O !
    Dear Valued User,
    Access to your e-mail is about to expire, We recommend that you upgrade your account to avoid suspension.
    This helps us fight automated programs from sending junk email. According to provision 17.9 of Terms and Conditions, Yahoo may at Anytime terminate its services for accounts.
    Kindly follow the link below to upgrade and regain access.

    UPGRADE NOW

    Thanks,
    Yahoo! Mail Team
    Please do not reply to this message. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered"

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-06-28T21:25:48 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "On Wednesday, June 28, 2017 8:39 AM, AT&T wrote:

    Yahoo logo

    Dear,

    All your incoming mails will be put on hold because you are using an outdated Yahoo! Mail version.

    You need to upgrade to the newest Yahoo Mail 7.1 version now to avoid permanent account closure.

    Please click UPGRADE NOW to upgrade your account for free and enjoy the new Yahoo! Mail version.

    Thanks
    Yahoo! Mail Team
    Please do not reply this message. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered."

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-06-23T02:05:45 by an anonymous user from or near: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

    Thank you for putting this article on the yahoo website, I almost opened it up.

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-06-13T21:38:04 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "On Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1:36 PM, Yahoo wrote:

    YAHOO!
    Dear Valued User,

    Your Mail version is outdated,
    Failure to Upgrade to the newest Yahoo Mail 7.1 now will result to a permanent account closure.
    According to provision 17.9 of Terms and Conditions, Yahoo may at anytime terminate its services for accounts.
    To upgrade follow the link below and accept our new terms and conditions.

    UPGRADE NOW

    Thanks,
    Yahoo! Mail Team
    Please do not reply to this message. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered"

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-05-30T18:13:20 by an anonymous user from or near: Houston, Texas, United States

    Here is the email I received... almost the exact same as the emails you have listed above:

    "On Sunday, May 28, 2017 4:32 PM, Email wrote:

    YAHOO!

    Your Mail version is outdated,
    Failure to Upgrade to the newest Yahoo Mail 11.5 now will result to a permanent account closure.
    To upgrade follow the link below and accept our new terms and conditions.Please VERIFY NOW.

    Thanks,
    Yahoo! Mail Team

    Please do not reply to this message. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered"

    I'm assuming this is a scam.

    delete


    • Posted: 2017-05-30T18:16:13 by info

      Yes, it is a scam.

      delete


  • Posted: 2017-05-21T04:50:18 by an anonymous user from or near: Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania

    Dear Sirs,

    I received an email from: no-reply@cc.yahoo-inc.com on May 19:

    "Hi Eleonor,

    Your Yahoo account nonagro was just used to sign in on Help Community.

    If you did this, you’re all set.

    If not, please use this link to stop sharing, and create a new password.

    Have a great day!

    Yahoo".

    I wonder if it is an email scam. I am looking forward to your answer.

    Thank you for your help.

    Faithfully,
    Eleonora.

    delete


    • Posted: 2017-05-21T09:09:05 by info

      We cannot tell if it is a scam without the original email. But, never click on a link to sign into your account. Always go directly www.yahoo com and sign in. Once you have signed you will be notified of things that you need to do, if there is any.

      delete


  • Posted: 2017-04-28T11:02:23 by an anonymous user from or near: Niles, Michigan, United States

    Yup, that's the exact message I received. Thank Gawd I didn't check out the attachment. Thank You So much for this alert.

    delete


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