"Yahoo Ticket Abuse of Service Suspension-Alert" Phishing Scam
The "Yahoo Ticket Abuse of Service Suspension-Alert" Phishing Scam
From: Yahoo Mail <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, 1 June 2017, 7:12
Subject: Ticket #77667768 Abuse of service [Suspension-Alert]
Dear Valued User,
This is a final reminder before your account gets permanently blocked. Your account was recently logged in from an unusual device or location. For your protection, we've temporarily locked your account until you can review this activity and make sure no one is using your account without your permission.
Confirm Your Email
You are advised to quickly verify your account to avoid permanent suspension. For more information, visit our Help Center by clicking "Confirm Your Email" to Verify your account.
Your mailbox security is our primary concern.
This message is sent by an automated machine. Please do not reply.
Replies sent to this email address cannot be answered. For additional help, please contact us at 1(800) 730-2669.
If the link in the phishing email message is clicked by the recipients, they will be taken to a phishing website and ask to sign-in. If they attempt to do so, their Yahoo account credentials (usernames and passwords) will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the scam. Once the cybercriminals have gotten the stolen credentials, they will gain access to the accounts, hijack them, and use them fraudulently.
Therefore, Yahoo users who have received email messages with a link to update their information or make changes to their accounts should always go directly to mail.yahoo.com and sign into their accounts instead of clicking on the link. Once Yahoo users have signed into their accounts, they will be noticed of changes or updates, if there are any. Going directly to mail.yahoo.com and signing in from there is only guaranteed way of preventing Yahoo users from becoming victims of phishing scams.
Yahoo users who have already been tricked by the phishing scam are asked change their passwords immediately before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently. If their accounts have already been hijacked by cybercriminals, they can click here for instructions to regain access to their accounts.
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