"Yahoo Account Suspension Notification" Phishing Scams

Yahoo Account Suspension Notification Phishing Scams

Yahoo users who have received email messages or notifications like the one below, which claim their accounts will be suspended or terminated, are asked to delete them. This is because the same email messages are phishing scams being sent by cyber criminals to their potential victims, in an attempt to trick them into visiting a phishing website that steals email account usernames and passwords.

A Sample of a "Yahoo Account Suspension Notification" Phishing Scam

Dear User,

Your account information needs to be updated within 24Hours, If this is not done we shall suspend your account Please use This Link to Update.


Yahoo Team

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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  • July 19, 2019 at 11:52 PM by info

    "From: yahoo. com <min921172@sangasys.com>

    Sent: Friday, July 19, 2019, 4:34:45 PM CDT

    Subject: has been suspended


    We're writing to let you know that your e-mail has been restricted due to irregular activities

    noticed by our security department.

    To regain access, you have to sign in and verify your details immidiately.

    Sign On with

    Note: Failure will lead to termination of account with us.


    yahoo.com Security Team."

    Here is another scam

  • July 4, 2019 at 3:36 PM by info

    "From: "Yahoo Mail" <jaekim@thingsoft.com>

    To: "Recipients" <jaekim@thingsoft.com>

    Sent: Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 11:07 AM

    Subject: E-mail Access Has Been Suspended

    Dear User,

    Yahoo Support Unit is carrying out a scheduled software update

    As part of our ongoing efforts to secure your e-mail account.

    Click here to Proceed

    Failure to will lead to suspension of e-mail Account.

    Thank You.

    2019 Yahoo Mail. All rights reserved."

    Here is another scam.

  • September 6, 2018 at 4:29 PM by an anonymous user from: Pompano Beach, Florida, United States

    I got an email from: yahoo-mailer7@mail-yah00.com

    saying that my account would be suspended in 3 days. Does yahoo ever send anything out like this?

    • September 6, 2018 at 5:16 PM by info

      It is a scam. Zeros are used in name of of the letters "o".

      For eg.

      This is the correct name: Yahoo.com

      This is the incorrect name: Yah00.com

  • October 18, 2017 at 6:28 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Fw: Yahoo Account Security Notice [Action Requested]

    Wed 18/10/2017 17:12

    From: segio gutierrez

    On Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:20 AM, Yahoo <mary.bertie@doa.vi.gov> wrote:



    Access to e-mail is about to expire,

    We recommend that you update your account to avoid the suspension.

    Please use the Secured link below to update your account.

    Yahoo Security Update



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