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Beware of "Yahoo Suspicious Alert" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Yahoo Suspicious Alert" Phishing Scam

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Yahoo users who have received email messages like the one below, which claim that they should switch to a new version of Yahoo Mail to avoid disconnection, should delete the same messages and not follow the instructions in them. This is because the email messages are being sent by cyber criminals to trick Yahoo users into visiting a phishing or fake Yahoo website that steals account credentials (usernames and passwords).

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Sample of the "Yahoo Suspicious Alert" Phishing Scam

From: "Yahoo!" <kjbunny1953@northeastern.edu>

Date: June 21, 2017 at 5:46:28 PM PDT

Subject: Suspicious Alert!

Yahoo!MAIL

You're advise to switch to the new version to avoid disconnection.

Start Now!

Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.

For assistance, log in to your email! website and choose the "Help" link on any page.

Customer Service Email ID # 1009.

c 2017!, Inc. All rights reserved.

Yahoo users who have already been tricked by the same phishing email messages are asked to change their passwords before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently by cyber criminals. Yahoo users whose accounts have already been hijacked can go to https://login.yahoo.com/ and click the "Trouble Signing in?" link to recover their accounts.

To protect against phishing scams, Yahoo users should never click on a link to sign into their accounts, they should instead go directly to https://login.yahoo.com/ or use the Yahoo mobile app. Once users have signed into their accounts they will be notified of changes, requests, or updates if there is any.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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