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Beware of "Your Yahoo Mail will be Blocked" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Your Yahoo Mail will be Blocked" Phishing Scam

Yahoo users who have received so-called email message alerts like the one below, which claim their accounts will be blocked, should not click on the link within them. This is because the 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.

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The "Your Yahoo Mail will be Blocked" Phishing Scam

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

From: Email Notification <hala.elsaid@feps.edu.eg>

To: noreply@yahoo.cc.com

Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 5:44 PM

Subject: Your Mail will be Blocked Take Action now

Y A H O O !

Dear Valued User,

Access to your e-mail is about to expire, We recommend that you upgrade your account to avoid suspension.

This helps us fight automated programs from sending junk email. According to provision 17.9 of Terms and Conditions, Yahoo may at Anytime terminate its services for accounts.

Kindly follow the link below to upgrade and regain access.

UPGRADE NOW

Thanks,

Yahoo! Mail Team

Please do not reply to this message. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered

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.

Please share with us what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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  • Posted: Oct 13, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: The Bronx, New York, United States

    And here is another one:

    "YAHOO

    Dear user,

    Your Yahoo account has been marked for immediate shutdown due to non-verification.

    Please follow the attachment below to verify and prevent loss of account.

    This warning will expire in 24 hours!

    Sincerely
    Yahoo!"

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 2, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Subject: Your Yahoo account mail

    Dear,

    Our server has detected mails coming from your domain as SPAM.
    Please take a moment to verify your account to continue using our services. Your account will be permanently blocked after 24-hours

    This helps us to stop automated program from sending junk mails.

    Yahoo Inc!"

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 19, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----
    "From: Yahoo <lili.landers@yahoo.com>
    Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 4:50 AM
    Subject: Mailbox Service Will Be Blocked (FINAL WARNING)

    YAHOO

    Dear User,

    An attempt for your yahoo mail deactivation was recently made.
    Your request to close your email address is now logged into our server.
    Note you will loose all contacts in your e-mail.

    If you did not request to deactivate your email, kindly open the attachment
    to cancel it now before Auto-deactivation is made by our server.

    Thank You.
    Yahoo Mail Service!"

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 30, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Hook, England, United Kingdom

    Yes, and Yahoo offers 1Tb or 1000 GB so they are likely NEVER to run out of space as some of these scam emails suggest.

    delete


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