Beware of "Your Yahoo Account has Expired" Phishing Scams

Beware of "Your Yahoo Account has Expired" Phishing Scams

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).

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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


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.

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  • Posted: Sep 6, 2018 at 7:27 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Received this scam:


    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"


  • Posted: Aug 15, 2018 at 7:28 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----
    From: E-maiI Service
    Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 2:56:16 PM PDT
    Subject: lmportant


    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.


  • Posted: Aug 2, 2018 at 2:49 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Ana Maria Grigore
    Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018, 1:44:37 PM CDT
    Subject: Your email account expires

    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"


  • Posted: Feb 12, 2018 at 12:17 AM by an anonymous user from or near: New Delhi, National Capital Territory of 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® 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.

    Yahoo! Inc ©2018 All Rights Reserved


  • Posted: Jan 6, 2018 at 6:55 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----
    "From: Yahoo
    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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