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"ATT Yahoo Mail Box has Exceeded the Storage Limit" Phishing Scam

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"ATT Yahoo Mail Box has Exceeded the Storage Limit" Phishing Scam

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The email message below, which claims the recipients have exceeded their mailbox storage limit is a phishing scam being used to target AT&T customers and Yahoo users. The phishing email message is being sent by cyber criminals to trick AT&T customers and Yahoo users into clicking on the link in it. The link in the email message goes to a fake AT&T or Yahoo website that will ask visitors to sign-in. Once visitors attempt to sign into the fake website with their AT&T or Yahoo usernames and passwords, the information will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the phishing scam.

The "ATT Yahoo Mail Box has Exceeded the Storage Limit" Phishing Scam

Date: On Tuesday, June 13, 2017 6:01 AM,

Subject: Fw: Re-validate Your Mailbox

From: User Mail <krishn95@purdue.edu>

Dear At&t/Yahoo User,

Your At&t/Yahoo Mail Box has exceeded the storage limit is 1 GB, which is defined by the administrator, you are running at 99.8 gigabytes and you can not send or receive a new messages until you re-validate your mailbox.

To renew the mailbox CLICK HERE

Thank you!

Web-mail system administrator!

WARNING! Protect your privacy. Log-out when you are done and completely exit your browse.

Once the cybercriminals have received the stolen AT&T or Yahoo usernames and passwords, they will use it to hijack their potential victims’ accounts and use the accounts fraudulently. This is why AT&T and Yahoo user should never click on links in email messages to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly to https://www.att.com/ or https://mail.yahoo.com and sign into their email accounts from there. If there is someone that needs to be done their accounts, they will be notified after signing in.

AT&T customers who have been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to contact AT&T for help. While Yahoo users are asked to change their passwords. For Yahoo users whose accounts have already been hijacked, are asked to go to https://mail.yahoo.com and click the "Trouble signing in?" link for help regaining access to their accounts.

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  • August 30, 2018 at 4:07 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: AT&T <acruzdanco@aol.com>

    Date: August 30, 2018 at 12:25:58 PM CDT

    Subject: Incoming Mail

    Dear User.

    Your At&t/Yahoo Mail Box has exceeded the storage limit is 1 GB, which is defined by the administrator, you are running at 99.8 gigabytes and you can not send or receive a new messages until you re-validate your mailbox.

    To renew the mailbox Click Here

    Thank you!

    Web-mail system administrator!

    WARNING! Protect your privacy. Log-out when you are done and completely exit your browse."

    remove

  • June 5, 2018 at 11:10 PM by info

    Received via email:

    "From: Heather Keenum <heather.keenum@dcsms.org>

    Date: May 29, 2018 at 6:56:43 PM CDT

    Subject: NOTICE!!! EMAIL UPDATE

    Yahoo!MAIL

    You may no longer have access to your AT&T Yahoo! account because your AT&T Yahoo! account has exceeded it's mail quota on the database server. If you want to continue using your AT&T Yahoo! ID, please verify your account to continue using your AT&T Yahoo! service. Update through the link below.

    UPDATE

    Thanks for using Yahoo!/At&t!"

    remove

  • April 18, 2018 at 10:02 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "AT&T Service" <dsqueener@mnps.org>

    Date: April 5, 2018 at 7:44:32 PM CDT

    Subject: Important Notice

    Reply-To: lawsonfrank506@gmail.com

    AT&T

    Dear User,

    Your AT&T Yahoo E-mail has exceeded the storage limit. You can not send or receive new messages until you re-validate your mail.

    To re-validate the mailbox UPDATE NOW

    Thank you!

    AT&T Yahoo Customer Support"

    remove

  • January 12, 2018 at 12:57 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "AT&T " <foutsa19@hanover.edu>

    Subject: Incoming Mail

    Date: January 12, 2018 at 9:36:08 AM CST

    Your At&t/Yahoo Mail Box has exceeded the storage limit is 1 GB"

    remove

  • November 15, 2017 at 12:06 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "AT&T/Yahoo" <dmorris@sunspirehealth.com>

    Subject: Incoming Mail On Hold

    Date: November 15, 2017 at 5:00:15 AM PST

    Dear At&t/Yahoo nickfranklin@sbcglobal.net,

    Your At&t/Yahoo Mail Box has exceeded the storage limit is 1 GB, which is defined by the administrator, you are running at 99.8 gigabytes and you can not send or receive a new messages until you re-validate your mailbox.

    To renew the mailbox ClickHere

    Thank you!

    Web-mail system administrator!"

    remove

  • October 9, 2017 at 6:55 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "AT&T Online Service" <MahdiAlhassan@my.unt.edu>

    Date: October 9, 2017 at 17:26:42 CDT

    Subject: Urgent! **Storage Exceeded**

    myAT&T Account | Support AT&T

    Your AT&T Account Limit

    Hello,

    Your At&t/Yahoo Mail Box has exceeded the storage limit is 1 GB, which is defined by the administrator, you are running at 99.8 gigabytes and you can not send or receive a new messages until you re-validate your mailbox.

    To renew the mailbox ClickHere

    Thank you!

    Web-mail system administrator!

    WARNING! Protect your privacy. Log-out when you are done and completely exit your browse."

    remove

  • September 22, 2017 at 9:18 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- start of scam --

    From: "AT&T Online Service" <miaalmeida@my.unt.edu>

    Date: September 22, 2017 at 05:25:34 CDT

    Subject: Account Limit Exceeded

    Dear At&t/Yahoo User,

    Your At&t/Yahoo Mail Box has exceeded the storage limit is 1 GB, which is defined by the administrator, you are running at 99.8 gigabytes and you can not send or receive a new messages until you re-validate your mailbox.

    To renew the mailbox ClickHere

    Thank you!

    Web-mail system administrator!

    WARNING! Protect your privacy. Log-out when you are done and completely exit your browse.

    remove

  • September 19, 2017 at 1:31 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    --- start of scam --

    "From: 'Admin Service.' <mahmood.hasan@mail.mcgill.ca>

    Date: September 19, 2017 at 1:43:26 PM EDT

    Subject: Verify Your Mailbox

    Reply-To: noreply@att.net

    Dear At&t User,

    Your At&t Mail Box has exceeded the storage limits and you can not send or receive any messages until the re-validation of your mailbox has been verified. adhere and verify now.

    To Verify your mailbox CLICK HERE

    Thank you!

    AT&T system Upgrade 2017!"

    remove

  • September 13, 2017 at 2:53 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Mail Service [mailto:tmitchel@aisd.net]

    Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 12:25 PM

    Subject: Mailbox Exceeded

    Dear

    You have reached storage limit. You can not receive or send a new messages until you re-validate your mail.

    To re-validate the mailbox Click Restore

    Thank you!

    System Administrator"

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  • August 24, 2017 at 11:39 PM by an anonymous user from Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

    I clicked on the link and since then not receiving email.

    "Your account has exceeded the storage limit, you can not receive or send any message until you verify.

    Kindly CLICK HERE to verify now.

    Thank You,

    Mail"

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    • August 25, 2017 at 5:30 AM by info

      Try changing your password and send an email to yourself. If you receive the email message you have sent to yourself, your account is ok.

      remove

  • July 28, 2017 at 7:02 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original message --------

    From: AT&T <Amber_Byles1@baylor.edu>

    Date: 7/27/17 5:47 PM (GMT-05:00)

    Subject: Mail Suspended!

    Dear At&t/Yahoo User,

    Your At&t/Yahoo Mail Box has exceeded the storage limit is 1 GB, which is defined by the administrator, you are running at 99.8 gigabytes and you can not send or receive a new messages until you re-validate your mailbox.

    To renew the mailbox ClickHere

    Thank you!

    Web-mail system administrator!

    WARNING! Protect your privacy. Log-out when you are done and completely exit your browse."

    remove

  • July 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "-------- Original message --------

    From: AT&T <ashley_williams4@baylor.edu>

    Date: 7/25/17 7:44 PM (GMT-05:00)

    Subject: Account Update

    AT&T Yahoo! services

    You may no longer have access to your AT&T Yahoo! account forminpins@att.net because your AT&T Yahoo! account has exceeded it's mail quota on the database server. If you want to continue using your AT&T Yahoo! ID forminpins@att.net, please verify your account to continue using your AT&T Yahoo! service. Update through the link below.

    UPDATE

    Thanks for using At&t!

    Yahoo Team."

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  • June 24, 2017 at 7:43 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- -- --

    From: "Team" <G.moran@northeastern.edu>

    Date: June 22, 2017 at 1:54:48 PM PDT

    Subject: Re-validate Your Mailbox

    Dear At&t/Yahoo User,

    Your At&t/Yahoo Mail Box has exceeded the storage limit is 1 GB, which is defined by the administrator, you are running at 99.8 gigabytes and you can not send or receive a new messages until you re-validate your mailbox.

    To renew the mailbox CLICK HERE

    Thank you!

    Web-mail system administrator!

    remove

  • June 16, 2017 at 10:20 AM by an anonymous user from San Jose, California, United States

    This is the email that I received, please confirm if it is the same type of scam:

    "EMAIL from "YahooMailTeam"

    You have exceeded your mail storage capacity, 0.3bits is all you have left.

    And cannot be able to receive emails with attachment or send emails due to low mail storage.

    To increase your email quota to 20GB click the link below. http://increase.mail.yahoo.com/neo/update

    < BR>All files on your Email including (Inbox, Draft, Sent) will be instantly deleted and access to your Yahoo Account will be Denied if you Ignore this Alert.

    Thanks for taking these additional steps to keep your account safe.

    Yahoo! Service"

    remove

    • June 16, 2017 at 10:22 AM by info

      It is a scam.

      remove

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