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Beware of "Yahoo Mail On Hold Request to Delete Account" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Yahoo Mail On Hold Request to Delete Account" Phishing Scam

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Yahoo users, be aware of email messages like the one below, which claim that a request to delete your accounts will be processed in a few days. The email messages are phishing scam being sent by cyber criminals to steal Yahoo usernames and passwords, by tricking Yahoo users into visiting a phishing website that steals email account credentials.

The "Yahoo Mail On Hold Request to Delete Account" Phishing Scam

----- Forwarded Message -----

From: Yahoo <sara@wedofaces.com>

Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 3:22:13 PM EDT

Subject: Mail On Hold

Dear User,

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!

Sincerely,

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.

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

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  • June 21, 2018 at 1:07 PM by an anonymous user from La Jolla, California, United States

    My phishing email came immediately after clicking the Sponsored story link:

    Barber Cut His Hair And Instantly Called Police!, found on the Yahoo News website.

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  • June 2, 2018 at 2:33 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----

    From: "Yahoo" <sayani_chaudhuri@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Fri, Jun 1, 2018 at 9:54 AM

    Subject: Mail on Hold

    Dear User,

    Our security team received your request to delete your account, we will process your request within 24 Hours. 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!

    remove

  • April 21, 2018 at 8:53 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Yahoo" <adixon@vacationexpress.com>

    Date: April 20, 2018 at 5:51:30 PM CDT

    Subject: Mail OnHold

    Dear User,

    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!

    Sincerely,

    The Yahoo Team

    ©2018 Yahoo! . All Rights Reserved."

    remove

  • March 28, 2018 at 1:51 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----

    From: Admin <mindy.faber@vyaire.com>

    Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 10:49:06 AM CDT

    Subject: Mail On Hold

    Dear User,

    Our security team received your request to delete your account, we will process your request within 2 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! Mail

    remove

  • January 24, 2018 at 4:06 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----

    From: Yahoo! <neha.c@tatamotors.com>

    Sent: Monday, January 22, 2018, 12:52:38 PM EST

    Subject: Mail OnHold

    Dear User,

    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!

    Sincerely,

    The Yahoo Team

    ©2017 Yahoo! . All Rights Reserved.

    remove

  • December 21, 2017 at 4:58 PM by an anonymous user from Siloam Springs, Arkansas, United States

    Here is another scam:

    "<karenw@theaimpointgroup.com>

    Dec 21 at 11:44 AM

    Dear User,

    Our security team received your request to delete your account, we will process your request within 2 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!"

    remove

  • November 15, 2017 at 12:13 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Mail" <Latoya.Mokoto@multichoice.co.za>

    Date: November 15, 2017 at 8:46:19 AM EST

    Subject: Mail On Hold (Last Warning)

    Reply-To: noreply@yahoo.com

    Dear User,

    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!"

    remove

  • July 23, 2017 at 8:42 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "On Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 8:43 PM, Yahoo!

    Dear User,

    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!

    Sincerely,

    The Yahoo Team

    ©2017 Yahoo! . All Rights Reserved."

    remove

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