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"Upgrade to Yahoo Mail 7.1" Email Scam

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"Upgrade to Yahoo Mail 7.1" Email Scam

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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.

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Mail version is outdated,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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  • October 31, 2019 at 3:18 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "email@att" <12728325@student.uts.edu.au>

    Date: October 31, 2019 at 3:01:34 PM EDT

    Subject: Currently from att

    Reply-To: "paparazzy220@gmail.com" <paparazzy220@gmail.com>

    

    We have a new unified Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

    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,

    AT&T

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

    ©Copyright © 2019"

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  • October 10, 2019 at 9:58 AM by an anonymous user from Mobile, Alabama, United States

    Hello I received one of the prompts to update my yahoo account to 7.1 and like an idiot I did it and afterward found this information on the scam. I would change my password but I'm currently using the yahoo account key. Do I need to make any changes or am I safe since I use the account key?

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    • October 10, 2019 at 11:10 AM by info

      You should be safe, but I would change the password.

      remove

  • September 1, 2019 at 12:27 PM by an anonymous user from Cleveland, Ohio, United States

    Received this one today:

    "Reminder: Account Closure

    Reply to: peterwofford@yandex.com

    Dear User,

    Your Yahoo Email as being outdated, failure to upgrade to the newest Yahoo Email 8.1 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 your account.

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

    Upgrade Now

    Thank you for your understanding."

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  • August 1, 2019 at 10:41 AM by info

    "From: AT&T <julie_rrochester@yahoo.com>

    Date: July 29, 2019 at 7:48:42 AM PDT

    Subject: De-activation Alerts! # Storage Limits

    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 terminate its services for accounts.

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

    CLICK HERE

    Protecting your information is important to us and we work continuously to strengthen the threats targeting our Financial Institution.

    Thanks for choosing

    AT&T Mail."

    Here is another scam.

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  • July 16, 2019 at 12:06 PM by an anonymous user from Chicago, Illinois, United States

    I received this email yesterday and shared it on fb. So I'm reporting it to you.

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  • July 10, 2019 at 10:09 AM by info

    "From: Y!mail Alert <protection_global@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 06:25:28 am GMT 8

    Subject: Y!mail Important Notice ✉ (10-07-2019)

    Yahoo!MAIL

    Dear Valued User,

    Your Mail version is outdated,

    Failure to Upgrade to the newest Yahoo Mail

    l 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 attached file.

    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 2019!, Inc. All rights reserved"

    Here is another scam.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 11:37 AM by info

    "From: Yaho0! Help-Desk <saaa_2510@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2019, 4:50:07 PM GMT 2

    Subject: ☑️ Yahoo upgrade to the newest Yahoo Mail 7.1 (DO NOT IGNORE)

    YAHOO!

    Prior to Yahoo! Agreement

    "Starting from June 20h, 2019, YAHOO! customers who have not updated their email account will no longer be able to log in to their Yahoo and through email addresses''

    Customers will have to Verify their email address to confirm.

    kindly click on the attachment re-login and verify.

    We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

    Thank you,

    Yahoo service

    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."

    Here is another scam.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 1:42 PM by an anonymous user from San Jose, California, United States

    What should I do if I opened it

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    • May 30, 2019 at 2:10 PM by info

      If you clicked the link in the email and attempted to sign-in on the fake website you were taken to, then change your password, otherwise, there is nothing that you need to do.

      remove

    • May 30, 2019 at 2:10 PM by info

      If you clicked the link in the email and attempted to sign-in on the fake website you were taken to, then change your password, otherwise, there is nothing that you need to do.

      remove

  • April 5, 2019 at 7:52 PM by an anonymous user from Cebu City, Central Visayas, Philippines

    I got this scam:

    "Yahoo <fbsubic_inc@yahoo.com> Today at 12:19 AM

    Message body

    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 2018!, Inc. All rights reserved"

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    • May 13, 2019 at 3:51 PM by an anonymous user from Ashburn, Virginia, United States

      I got hacked last week and I have received another of these emails, which I have not opened saying that my account will expire. Email address:coleraintwp@embarqmail.com.

      I am trying to get the charge taken off my credit card, now. I believe I was totally scammed by this aAKAInfoTech people who sold me a protection against my IP.

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    • May 9, 2019 at 1:40 AM by an anonymous user from Singapore, South East, Singapore

      I just got it today. Thanks for sharing. I will ignore.

      "Yahoo Mail <user_verification@yahoo.com>

      To:

      user_verification@yahoo.com

      9 May at 1:54 pm

      Yahoo!

      Dear Yahoo 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 Help-Desk Here

      To upgrade your account.

      Thanks,

      Yahoo! © 2019 All Rights Reserved"

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  • March 26, 2019 at 10:57 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: AT&T Mail <kelleyandchris@att.net>

    Date: March 26, 2019 at 8:25:00 AM CDT

    Subject: Upgrade!! (03-26-2019)

    Reply-To: AT&T Mail <kelleyandchris@att.net>

    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"

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  • February 11, 2019 at 8:38 PM by an anonymous user from Killeen, Texas, United States

    For those that were hacked and did click on the upgrade link, besides immediately changing your password, try these steps.

    First, so to settings, scroll to the bottom and click on more settings; then on the left-hand column click on Mailboxes; in the second column click on the mailbox address under mailbox list. Now you should see in the third column an address under Reply-to address. If this address is not your email address, change it to your address. This is where all replies to your emails go to.

    Second, we found out that the contents of the inbox were automatically being sent to the archive folder. First look at your archive folder and see if your inbox emails are there. If they are there move the contents to your inbox. After you have moved the contents, now check to see if you have a 'hidden filter'. Do this by clicking on filters in the first column. What you want to look for is a very small dot. It is easy to miss so look closely. Click on that dot and delete that filter.

    Third, run a virus scan on your computer just to make sure no keyloggers were added.

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  • January 21, 2019 at 1:24 PM by an anonymous user from San Jose, California, United States

    thank you for this posting. I received this email threatening me to close my account if I don't upgrade to 7.1

    Best,

    Toro yahoo user

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  • December 24, 2018 at 2:05 PM by an anonymous user from Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

    Got This...

    "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"

    remove

  • December 17, 2018 at 1:10 PM by an anonymous user from Burleson, Texas, United States

    I received this today:

    "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"

    remove

  • December 11, 2018 at 11:09 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded message -----

    From: "Yahoo Mail��" <police-denshit-december@palour-laugih-2465-793859-church-mx.dz>

    To: "account.user@yahoo.com" <account.user@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 at 23:58

    Subject: YOUR ACCOUNT TERMINATION NOTICE (UPGRADE NOW)!!

    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

    remove

  • December 6, 2018 at 10:24 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

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

    From: Yahoo Mail <haryono.tandra@yahoo.com>

    To: online-accountsupport@yahoomail.com <online-accountsupport@yahoomail.com>

    Sent: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 5:27:32 AM EST

    Subject: ✅ You will Loose your Email

    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

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  • September 13, 2018 at 11:40 AM by an anonymous user from Sarajevo, Federation of B\u0026H, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Received this scam:

    "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"

    remove

    • September 16, 2018 at 6:36 PM by an anonymous user from Pickering, Ontario, Canada

      I replied to it.... What do I do? Will changing my password help?

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      • September 16, 2018 at 7:19 PM by info

        Yes, but there is no need to, once you have not clicked the link and attempt to sign into the page you were taken to.

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  • August 6, 2018 at 1:46 AM by an anonymous user from Brighton, England, United Kingdom

    I have been getting mail for several weeks telling me to upgrade to 7.1 which I have been ignoring.

    This morning I received mail urging me to follow a link as my BT ID has been compromised and they had blocked it.......I would suggest this is yet another similar scam and ignore it ....... Val

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  • July 26, 2018 at 8:43 PM by an anonymous user from Talisay City, Central Visayas, Philippines

    This is the email sent to us in our spam folder. Please help us

    "Mailbox Service Will Be Blocked (FINAL WARNING)

    Yahoo

    Yahoo Warning <abantoeduardo@yahoo .com>

    Jul 20 at 12:43 PM

    YAHOO NOTIFICATION ALERT!

    Dear User,

    We are sorry for any inconveniences. Several months ago you were given a notice that your Yahoo! mail needed to be updated regarding the latest Yahoo Mail 7.1. Please update your Account now for security purpose. Failure to do so will result immediate account termination.

    Please Open the attachment to update your account now.

    Yahoo! Privacy Team

    Yahoo! Inc

    Attachments cannot be downloaded.Learn more

    Yahoo Update

    .html

    122.3kB"

    We cannot open the attachment, we need your immediate action.

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    • July 26, 2018 at 8:56 PM by info

      The email is a scam. Just delete it and do not follow the instructions in it.

      remove

  • July 26, 2018 at 8:39 PM by an anonymous user from Talisay City, Central Visayas, Philippines

    Good morning, I read this kind of message on my spam folder.

    As for now we are worried because we cannot received emails since this is a company account. What should we do to retrieve our account?

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    • July 26, 2018 at 8:54 PM by info

      Contact your company's IT support for help.

      remove

  • July 19, 2018 at 10:58 PM by an anonymous user from Cebu City, Central Visayas, Philippines

    Oh my God, I received said email and I click the attach HTML link but when I click it, I just signed in again to my yahoo account. What should I do?. Is there a possibility that they already copied my account info?

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    • July 20, 2018 at 6:05 AM by info

      Change your password immediately.

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  • July 18, 2018 at 8:21 AM by an anonymous user from Monroe, Louisiana, United States

    I received the same wording and grammar are incorrect! Read carefully.

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  • July 17, 2018 at 10:01 PM by an anonymous user from New York, United States

    I recvd the same. a scam. I hope yahoo could do something

    "Mailbox Service Will Be Blocked (FINAL WARNING)

    Yahoo/Inbox

    Yahoo Warning <venturestechqc@yahoo.com.ph>

    Jul 17 at 9:42 PM

    YAHOO NOTIFICATION ALERT Dear User,

    We are sorry for any inconveniences. Several months ago you were given a notice that your Yahoo! mail needed to be updated regarding the latest Yahoo Mail 7.1. Please update your Account now for security purpose. Failure to do so will result immediate account termination.

    Please Open the attachment to update your account now.

    Yahoo! Privacy Team

    Yahoo! Inc

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  • July 11, 2018 at 12:49 AM by an anonymous user from Mandaluyong City, National Capital Region, Philippines

    I received one from ap_choudhary@yahoo.co.in

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  • July 2, 2018 at 6:01 AM by an anonymous user from Saratoga Springs, New York, United States

    Just received the following scam email. It came with an attachment.

    "Account Information

    Dear Account User,

    Your E-mail account will soon exceed its limit. Yahoo! recommends you Upgrade and Verify your account to prevent your email from being De-activated within 24hs. Please open the attachment for your account upgrade and verification.

    This is to improve our service quality. We are sorry for inconveniences

    Property: Account Security

    Sincerely,

    Yahoo! member services

    Copyright © 2017Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved"

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  • June 3, 2018 at 3:02 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Yahoo Mail!" <aministratiion-verification@security-comformity.cc.com>

    Date: May 29, 2018 at 3:35:22 AM EDT

    To: no-reply@yahoo.com

    Subject: Final Warning!! Upgrade Now Or Loose Your E-mail In 48hrs

    Reply-To: no-reply@yahoo.com

    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"

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  • June 3, 2018 at 3:39 AM by an anonymous user from Málaga, Andalusia, Spain

    Hi! I received the update email, and logged onto it. I’ve now changed my password but your site says I should have an alternative email address which I don’t have. What should I do?

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    • June 3, 2018 at 8:15 AM by info

      The alternative email is optional. You can add your telephone number instead. This will help you recover your account if it is hijacked.

      remove

  • May 21, 2018 at 6:43 PM by an anonymous user from Lagos, Nigeria

    Received the mail below. Is it genuine?

    "Sent from my iPhone

    On 21 May 2018, at 22:41, Yahoo Mail <Yahoo@communications.yahoo.com> 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"

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    • May 21, 2018 at 7:19 PM 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.

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  • May 21, 2018 at 6:39 PM by an anonymous user from 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

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    • May 21, 2018 at 7:17 PM by info

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

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  • March 29, 2018 at 1:58 PM by an anonymous user from Town and Country, 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"

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  • March 27, 2018 at 5:10 AM by an anonymous user from Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India

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

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    • March 27, 2018 at 5:22 AM 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.

      remove

  • March 14, 2018 at 5:21 PM by an anonymous user from 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.

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  • February 28, 2018 at 2:08 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "On Friday, February 16, 2018, 6:03 AM, AT&T/YAHOO! Mail <brenda@rrsock.com> 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!"

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  • February 7, 2018 at 12:32 PM by an anonymous user from Troy, 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.

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  • January 17, 2018 at 8:37 AM by an anonymous user from Bedminster, New Jersey, 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 <nh1e17@soton.ac.uk>

    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

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    • January 17, 2018 at 8:39 AM by info

      It is a scam.

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  • January 6, 2018 at 1:22 PM by an anonymous user from Seattle, 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"

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  • December 11, 2017 at 8:49 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Yahoo Mail <ngonouya@yahoo.com>

    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."

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  • November 19, 2017 at 11:17 PM by an anonymous user from Stettler, Alberta, 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?

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    • November 20, 2017 at 8:33 AM by info

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

      remove

  • November 15, 2017 at 12:11 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Yahoo© <jmcmullen@puppyspot.com>

    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."

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  • October 16, 2017 at 5:42 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Yahoo !" <preid@american-usa.com>

    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"

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  • October 11, 2017 at 2:44 PM 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"

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  • September 27, 2017 at 2:43 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "On Monday, 25 September 2017, 12:51, Yahoo <system@infoglobaldata.com> 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"

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  • September 12, 2017 at 8:59 PM by an anonymous user from Dela Paz Norte, Central Luzon, Philippines

    Here is another scam:

    "Yahoo.Inc <calambafoton@yahoo.com>

    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"

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  • August 24, 2017 at 7:45 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Yahoo!" <djv5@queensu.ca>

    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"

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  • August 15, 2017 at 6:37 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Yahoo" <katie.brtek@ndus.edu>

    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"

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  • August 4, 2017 at 1:37 PM by an anonymous user from El Paso, Texas, United States

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

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    • August 4, 2017 at 2:17 PM by info

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

      remove

  • August 2, 2017 at 12:47 PM 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"

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    • August 19, 2017 at 2:07 PM by an anonymous user from 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.

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  • July 28, 2017 at 6:59 PM 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!"

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  • July 26, 2017 at 9:59 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

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

    "From: ❶Yahoo <conclude_manaully@server-accinfo.cc.com>

    To: "no-reply@yahoo.com" <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."

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  • June 29, 2017 at 4:48 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

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

    "From: Email Notification <hala.elsaid@feps.edu.eg>

    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"

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  • June 28, 2017 at 9:25 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "On Wednesday, June 28, 2017 8:39 AM, AT&T <bkenney@tulane.edu> 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."

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  • June 23, 2017 at 2:05 AM by an anonymous user from Dallas, Texas, United States

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

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  • June 13, 2017 at 9:38 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "On Tuesday, June 13, 2017 1:36 PM, Yahoo <jeffreybrown4@my.unt.edu> 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"

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  • May 30, 2017 at 6:13 PM by an anonymous user from Spring, 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 <maxweljm@mail.uc.edu> 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.

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    • May 30, 2017 at 6:16 PM by info

      Yes, it is a scam.

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  • May 21, 2017 at 4:50 AM by an anonymous user from 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.

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    • May 21, 2017 at 9:09 AM 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.

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  • April 28, 2017 at 11:02 AM by an anonymous user from 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.

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