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"Your Yahoo Account has Expired" Phishing Scams

Your Yahoo Account has Expired Phishing Scams

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Yahoo users who have received email messages like the one below, which claim that their accounts will have expired and they need to renew, or else their accounts will be closed, 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).

Sample of a "Yahoo Account has Expired" Phishing Scam

From: Yahoo Mail - chejyy@ccu.edu.tw
Sent: Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 3:14:38 AM HST
Subject: Email Suspension!

Security Alert ,

Your Yahoo account has expired. You must renew it immediately or your account will be closed

or wouldn't be able to send or receive mail.

click here to renew

Regards

Customers Service.

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, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • May 7, 2020 at 2:56 PM by info

    "On Thursday, May 7, 2020, 10:17 AM, Yahoo! <jacvanton@yahoo.com> wrote:

    Email Update 2020

    Dear User,

    This Message is Sent to you to INFORM you that Your Account will expire on May 15th, 2020

    If you wish to continue using this Account, Upgrade to Our Services. Ignoring this message will cause the account to be closed

    Update your account

    Note: This upgrade is required immediately after receiving this message

    Thank you

    Security account team"

    Here is another scam.

  • January 15, 2020 at 6:18 PM by an anonymous user from: Mandaluyong, National Capital Region, Philippines

    Is the email below another type of scam?

    "Yahoo Mail <bdpartners2124@yahoo.com>

    15 Jan at 5:51 pm

    Yahoo! Mail

    Dear user,

    Your 2019 License has expired!

    Your yahoo email account has been marked for immediate validation...

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

    This restriction will be disabled immediately we confirm your security update is successful.

    Thank You.

    Yahoo! Mail Services

    Copyright © 2020 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved

    YAHOO VALIDATE (2)

    .html

    154.5kB"

    • January 15, 2020 at 6:28 PM by info

      Yes, it is another scam.

  • January 7, 2020 at 11:15 PM by an anonymous user from: San Jose, California, United States

    Is this a scam or Yahoo is Really going to close my account? There is a link and an attachment? I found this in my Spam folder.

    Yahoo! MAIL

    SECURITY SERVICE.. 2020 Upgrade..

    Dear User,

    This is to inform you for the final time that from 8th Jan 2020, being Tomorrow we will discontinue support on your account and security.

    If you choose not to renew your account on or before 8th Jan 2020,

    You will no longer have access to your email and many of the latest features for.

    Note: Take a minute to renew your account for a faster, safer and full-featured experience.

    Please DOWNLOAD BELOW ATTACHED YAHOO UPDATE FILE to upgrade and verify your account to keep it safe and strong from virus attack.

    Best Regards,

    Account Services,

    Yahoo Mail Team

    Copyright 2019 / 2020 Inc.

    • January 8, 2020 at 7:06 AM by info

      It is a scam.

  • June 25, 2019 at 10:03 PM by an anonymous user from: Batam, Riau, Indonesia

    Here is another scam:

    - Pesan yang Diteruskan -

    Dari: YAHOO MAIL <ua1_amj@yahoo.com>

    Terkirim: Senin, 24 JunI 2019 08.59.24 GMT 7

    Judul: ⚠️ ⚠️ ** PERINGATAN

    Yahoo! pemberitahuan akun

    Email Anda akan ditutup pada 30/6/2019

    Anggota yang terhormat.

    Pesan inI dikirim untuk memberI tahu Anda bahwa akun Anda akan kedaluwarsa pada 30/05/2019.

    Harap verifikasI akun Anda, jika Anda ingin terus menggunakan akun ini.

    KLIK DI SINI UNTUK MEMPERBARUI SEKARANG

    salam Hormat

    Administrator Yahoo.

    CATATAN: IsI e-mail inI dan lampiran apa pun bersifat rahasia dan dimaksudkan hanya untuk penerima.

  • May 2, 2019 at 6:51 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    - Forwarded Message -

    From: YAHOO <mustafa_peerzada@yahoo.co.uk>

    Sent: Thursday, May 2, 2019, 12:53:42 PM GMT 2

    Subject: Final Notification: 48 hours remaining

    Yahoo!

    Your account Has Been Expired.

    We recommend that you verify and upgrade your account

    within 48hrs. to avoid De-activation.

    Upgrade Now

    Thank you,

    Privacy Policy | Customer Support | Unsubscribe

    ©2019 Yahoo Holdings, Inc

  • April 4, 2019 at 12:21 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    - Forwarded Message -

    From: Yahoo - yahoo.alerts@notice.secure.yahoo.alerts.com

    Sent: Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 2:48:40 PM GMT 4

    Subject: Action Required: Your email is about to expire

    Dear User,

    Action is required on your account because your email is about to expire.

    To avoid account termination, you are required to update your account with us now.

    Open the attachment to update your account with us.

    Thank You.

    Account Services Department.

  • September 6, 2018 at 7:27 AM by an anonymous user from: Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

    Received this scam:

    "YAHOO

    Dear Customer

    Access to e-mail is about to expire,

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

    Please open the attachment to update your account.

    Thank You.

    Yahoo Inc"

  • August 15, 2018 at 7:28 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    - Forwarded Message -

    From: E-maiI Service <hotel_saathi@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 2:56:16 PM PDT

    Subject: lmportant

    YAH00!

    Dear Customer,

    This Account has expired,

    You are advice to click on link below to renew your account now or your account will be deleted.

    Click Here To Renew

    Thank You.

  • August 2, 2018 at 2:49 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Ana Maria Grigore <anamariagrigore77@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018, 1:44:37 PM CDT

    Subject: Your email account expires

    Yahoo

    Dear User

    Your email account expires. We recommend that you verify and upgrade your account within 24 hours. To avoid deactivation.

    Upgrade Your email now"

  • February 12, 2018 at 12:17 AM by an anonymous user from: New Delhi, Delhi, India

    I too got a message in my yahoo. id . But I know it is a scam. See Below:

    -

    On Monday, 12 February 2018 6:00 AM, YAH00 MAIL® <sixteenfab@yahoo.com> wrote:

    Dear User,

    Your Account Will Be Blocked!

    Your Account will Expire February 14/ 2018

    If you would like to continue using your Email Address,

    Click here to Verify and Upgrade Your Account Now

    To stay secured, Failure to oblige will lead to Email malfunction, lost of files and final De-activation of your mailbox.

    UPGRADE IS FREE.

    Thanks.

    Yahoo! Inc ©2018 All Rights Reserved

  • January 6, 2018 at 6:55 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    - Forwarded Message -

    "From: Yahoo <yahoo-alerts@emailnotification-yahoo-alerts.com>

    Sent: Sunday, December 24, 2017, 2:36:43 PM EST

    Subject: Action Required: Your email is about to expire

    Dear User,

    Action is required on your account because your email is about to expire.

    To avoid account termination, you are required to update your account with us now.

    Open the attachment to update your account with us.

    Thank You.

    Account Services Department."

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