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

2017-06-13T13:40:45 -  +
Beware of "ATT Yahoo Mail Box has Exceeded the Storage Limit" Phishing Scam

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.

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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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  • Posted: 2018-04-18T10:02:51 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "AT&T Service"
    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"

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-01-12T12:57:01 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "AT&T "
    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"

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-11-15T12:06:39 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "AT&T/Yahoo"
    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!"

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-10-09T18:55:14 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "AT&T Online Service"
    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."

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-09-22T09:18:30 by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- start of scam --
    From: "AT&T Online Service"
    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.

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-09-19T13:31:56 by info

    Here is another scam:

    --- start of scam --
    "From: 'Admin Service.'
    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!"

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-09-13T14:53:53 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"

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-08-24T23:39:41 by an anonymous user from or near: 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"

    delete


    • Posted: 2017-08-25T05:30:00 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.

      delete


  • Posted: 2017-07-28T19:02:02 by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original message --------
    From: AT&T
    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."

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-07-28T19:00:05 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "-------- Original message --------
    From: AT&T
    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."

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-06-24T07:43:12 by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- -- --
    From: "Team"
    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!

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-06-16T10:20:55 by an anonymous user from or near: 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"

    delete


    • Posted: 2017-06-16T10:22:34 by info

      It is a scam.

      delete


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