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Beware of "Upgrade to Yahoo Mail 11.1.23" Email Scam

2017-07-11T18:47:31 -  +
Beware of "Upgrade to Yahoo Mail 11.1.23" Email Scam

Yahoo users, if you have received email messages like the one below, which claim that you need to upgrade to Yahoo Mail 11.1.23 and threaten to close your accounts permanently if you do not, please delete the same email messages and do not follow the instructions in them. This is because the email messages are phishing scams being sent by cyber criminals to trick Yahoo users into clicking on the link in them, which goes to phishing websites that steal Yahoo usernames and passwords.

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A Sample of the "Upgrade to Yahoo Mail 11.1.23" Email Scam

From: Yahoo Mail <kayjay2222@comcast.net>

Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 3:45:06 PM CDT

Subject: Your account is outdated

Dear User,

Your Mail version is outdated, failure to update to the newest

Yahoo Mail 11.1.23 will result to a permanent account closure.

According to provision 1.9 of Terms and Conditions

Yahoo may at any time terminate its services for your account.

Follow the link below to update and accept our new terms and conditions.

UPDATE MY ACCOUNT

Thanks for taking these additional steps to keep your account safe.

Sincerely,

Yahoo! Mail

Yahoo users should never click on a link to sign into their accounts; they should instead, go directly to mail.yahoo.com or yahoo.com and sign-in from there. Once they are signed in, they will be alerted to updates, changes or other important notifications. Going directly to Yahoo’s website to sign into their accounts, will protect Yahoo users from phishing links that go to fake websites that steal usernames and passwords. Phishing websites steal their visitors’ usernames and passwords by asking them to sign into their accounts on the same fake website. Once visitors to the websites attempt to sign-in, their usernames and passwords (credentials) will be sent to the cybercriminals responsible for the phishing websites. As soon as the cyber criminals receive their potential victims’ usernames and passwords, they will sign into their accounts, hijack and use them fraudulently.

Yahoo users who have been tricked by the "Update to Yahoo Mail 11.1.23" or "Upgrade to Yahoo Mail 11.1.23" email scam, are asked to change their Yahoo passwords immediately before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently.

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  • Posted: 2017-12-12T20:13:45 by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----
    From: "Yahoo! Mail"
    Sent: Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 5:55 PM
    Subject: Important update for your account

    Dear User,

    Your Mail version is outdated, failure to update to the newest
    Yahoo Mail 11.1.23 will result to a permanent account closure.


    According to provision 1.9 of Terms and Conditions
    Yahoo may at any time terminate its services for your account.

    Follow the link below to update and accept our new terms and conditions.

    UPDATE MY ACCOUNT

    Thanks for taking these additional steps to keep your account safe.

    Sincerely,
    Yahoo! Mail

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