The "Yahoo Mail On Hold Request to Delete Account" Phishing Scam
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Yahoo <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 3:22:13 PM EDT
Subject: Mail On Hold
Our security team received your request to delete your account, we will process your request within 3 working days.
All features associated with your Yahoo account will be lost.
Was this you or someone else, If you didn't make this request, kindly cancel request to continue using our service
Log-in to Cancel Request
Thanks for using Yahoo!
The Yahoo Team
©2017 Yahoo! . All Rights Reserved.
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 password immediately before your Yahoo account is hijacked.
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