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Beware of "Yahoo Awaiting Your Response Deactivation Request Process" Phishing Scams

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Beware of "Yahoo Awaiting Your Response Deactivation Request Process" Phishing Scams

Yahoo users, be aware of email message like the one below with subject "Awaiting your response," which claims that a request to deactivate your accounts is being processed. The email messages are phishing scam being sent by cyber criminals to steal Yahoo usernames and passwords, by frightening and tricking Yahoo users into visiting a phishing website that steals email account credentials.

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The "Yahoo Awaiting Your Response Deactivation Request Process" Phishing Scam

From: Yahoo! <hut@lop.v>

Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 6:09 PM

Subject: Awaiting your response!

Yahoo

REQUEST IN PROCESS

Dear Yahoo user,

Your recent deactivation request is in process and your account will soon be inactive.

Cancel request below, If this was not you.

Cancel

Yahoo

Privacy Policy

The link in the phishing email message goes to a fake or phishing Yahoo website, which will attempt to trick the potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it. If Yahoo users attempt to sign into phishing website with their Yahoo usernames and passwords, it will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack their accounts. The hijacked Yahoo accounts will then be used by cyber criminals fraudulently.

Remember, if you receive email messages like these, please go directly to your email account instead of clicking on the links in the email messages. If there is anything wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing into your account. And if you were tricked by one of these phishing scams, please change your Yahoo immediately before it is hijacked.

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  • Posted: Aug 16, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Yahoo
    Date: Wed, Aug 16, 2017 9:23 AM
    Subject:Authenticate your account

    Yahoo

    REQUEST IN PROCESS

    Dear Yahoo user,

    Your recent deactivation request is in process and your account will soon be inactive.

    Cancel request below, If this was not you

    Cancel"

    delete


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