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"Yahoo Mail Account Termination Notice Upgrade Now" is a Fake

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"Yahoo Mail Account Termination Notice Upgrade Now" is a Fake

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Yahoo users who have received fake email messages like the one below, which claim their accounts will be closed, terminated or shut down if they do not update their email accounts, are asked to delete them. This is because the fake 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 Account Termination Notice Upgrade Now" Phishing Scam

Subject: Fw: YAHOO MAIL ACCOUNT TERMINATION NOTICE (UPGRADE NOW)!!

Date: Tue 18/07/2017 07:37

From: Charles Fischer

YAHOO!!

Dear User,

Our server is under maintenance now and all mail users are required to update your account now.

Failure to Update email account now will result to a permanent account closure.

UPGRADE NOW

What You Can Look Forward To When You Upgrade

Faster email

The latest Yahoo! Mail spam-protection technology

Easier to use design

Unlimited email storage so that you can keep everything you want

Thanks,

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

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.

Yahoo users who have received email messages asking them to click on a link to update or upgrade their accounts are asked to go directly to their email accounts at https://mail.yahoo.com, instead of clicking on the links in the email messages. If there is something that needs to be done to their accounts they will be notified after signing in. And, Yahoo users who have already been tricked by the phishing scam, are asked to change their passwords immediately before their Yahoo accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently.

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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  • August 7, 2019 at 2:47 PM by info

    "From: YAHOO!MAIL <ochiengb72@yahoo.com>

    Date: August 7, 2019 at 3:06:59 PM EDT

    Subject: YAHOO ACCOUNT TERMINATION NOTICE (UPGRADE NOW)!!

    Yahoo!MAIL

    Dear Valued User,

    Your Mail version is outdated,

    Failure to Upgrade to the newest Yahoo Mail 7.1 now will result to a permanent account closure.

    According to provision 17.9 of Terms and Conditions, Yahoo may at anytime terminate its services for accounts.

    To upgrade

    CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE NOW

    Thanks,

    Yahoo! Mail Team

    Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.

    For assistance, log in to your email! website and choose the "Help" link on any page.

    Customer Service Email ID # 1009.

    c 2018!, Inc. All rights reserved"

    Here is another scam.

    remove

  • May 3, 2019 at 5:20 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

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

    From: Yahoo Mail <donna_lastima@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Friday, 3 May 2019, 11:12:34 am GMT 8

    Subject: EMAIL TERMINATION NOTICE (Action required) Update now!!

    Attachment: Yahoo! Update.html (6 KB)

    Dear Email User

    You must update your

    E-mail now

    Failure to Update your Yahoo Mail will result to permanent account closure.

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

    remove

  • April 23, 2019 at 1:06 PM by an anonymous user from Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America

    I go this today in my yahoo e-mail is this a scam or legit?

    "Attn Valued User,

    Your Mail version is outdated.

    Failure to Upgrade to the newest Yahoo Mail 7.1 now will result to a permanent account closure.

    According to provision 17.9 of Terms and Conditions, Yahoo may at anytime terminate its services for accounts.

    download the attachment to upgrade your mailbox

    Thanks,

    Yahoo! Mail Team."

    remove

    • April 23, 2019 at 1:46 PM by info

      It is a scam.

      remove

  • October 14, 2018 at 8:58 PM by an anonymous user from Marikina City, Metro Manila, Philippines

    Hi, I got this one today...is this a scam:

    "Account Termination Notice

    People

    Yahoo <emem_eric@yahoo.com>

    Today at 12:17 AM

    Yahoo

    Dear Account User

    We have received an instruction to Terminate this account due to violation of termination

    code (ID 63118)

    We recommend that you re-verify your account to avoid Termination of your account.

    Please open the attachment to re-verify your account.

    Thank You.

    Yahoo"

    remove

    • October 14, 2018 at 11:41 PM by info

      Yes, it is a scam.

      remove

  • July 18, 2018 at 6:37 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

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

    From: Yahoo <skqkamal@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 10:34:54 PM GMT 5

    Subject: YAHOO ACCOUNT TERMINATION NOTICE (UPGRADE NOW)!!

    Yahoo Account Notice!

    Your email will be closed at 22/07/2018

    Dear Value Member.

    This message is being sent to you to inform you that your account will expire on 22/07/2018.

    Please kindly verify your account, If you wish to continue using this account.

    Verify Your Account Here

    Best Regards

    Yahoo Administrator.

    NOTE: The contents of this e-mail and any attachment(s) are confidential and intended for the recipient(s) only.

    remove

  • May 31, 2018 at 11:08 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

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

    From: "Yahoo_team" <Kh.Messelken@t-online.de>

    Sent: Thu, May 31, 2018 at 5:53 AM

    Subject: Account termination notice

    Dear Valued Customer,

    We received a request to terminate your account. Your request is being processed and all associated data will be removed from our server shortly.

    If this wasn't you, please use this link to cancel the request and continue account usage.

    Cancel Termination

    If you made this request, you're all set and no further action is required from you.

    Yahoo Team

    remove

  • April 16, 2018 at 8:26 PM by an anonymous user from Rancho Cordova, California, United States

    Here is another scam:

    'Subject: Fw: ❶FINAL-WARNING: Deleting & Shutting Down of Email Account

    Dear User,

    Your ID will stop receiving messages due to our system upgrade. You have to verify your email address information, to avoid account termination. To verify this email address,

    Please use the attachment to update your account .

    Regards,

    Yahoo! Member Services

    Note: Your email address information is out-of-date.

    Technical Team

    Privacy Policy

    This notice was sent to you because you subscribed If you do not want to receive emails from Yahoo Mail

    about upgrades on network verification and participating in online communities , please unsubscribe.

    Yahoo is located at 701 First Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089.

    This email has a file attachment, see the file content following:

    Dear User,

    Your ID will stop receiving messages due to our system upgrade. You have to verify your email address information, to avoid account termination. To verify this email address,

    Please use the attachment to update your account .

    Regards,

    Yahoo! Member Services

    Note: Your email address information is out-of-date.

    Technical Team

    Privacy Policy

    This notice was sent to you because you subscribed If you do not want to receive emails from Yahoo Mail

    about upgrades on network verification and participating in online communities , please unsubscribe.

    Yahoo is located at 701 First Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089.

    RefID: ma-17822000001001

    Copyright © 2017 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved.

    RefID: ma-17822000001001

    Copyright © 2017 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved."

    remove

  • March 29, 2018 at 3:09 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- -- -

    From: "Yahoo Mail" <gensl@listedizrahber.com>

    Date: August 14, 2017 at 8:43:30 PM PDT

    To: undisclosed-recipients:;

    Subject: EMAIL ACCOUNT CLOSURE NOTICE (UPGRADE NOW)

    Reply-To: no-reply@yahoo.com

    YAHOO!!

    Dear User,

    Our server is under maintenance now and all mail users are required to update your account now.

    Failure to Update email account now will result to a permanent account closure.

    UPGRADE NOW

    remove

  • January 29, 2018 at 7:37 PM by an anonymous user from Dela Paz Norte, Central Luzon, Philippines

    I Have received an email too:

    "Dear Account User

    We have received an instruction to Close this account due to violation of termination

    code (ID 50117)

    We recommend that you re-verify your account to avoid Termination of your account.

    Please open the attachment to re-verify your account.

    Thank You.

    Yahoo

    Privacy Policy

    This notice was sent to you because you subscribed If you do not want to receive emails from Yahoo Mail

    about upgrades on network verification and participating in online communities , please unsubscribe.

    Yahoo is located at 701 First Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089.

    RefID: ma-17822000001001

    Yahoo!Copyright © 2018 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved.

    Account_Update

    .html

    108.9kB"

    remove

  • August 15, 2017 at 1:48 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- -- -- --

    "From: "Yahoo Mail" <gensl@listedgour.com>

    Date: August 14, 2017 at 8:41:56 PM PDT

    Subject: EMAIL ACCOUNT CLOSURE NOTICE (UPGRADE NOW)

    Reply-To: no-reply@yahoo.com

    YAHOO!!

    Dear User,

    Our server is under maintenance now and all mail users are required to update your account now.

    Failure to Update email account now will result to a permanent account closure.

    UPGRADE NOW

    What You Can Look Forward To When You Upgrade

    · Faster email

    · The latest Yahoo! Mail spam-protection technology

    · Easier to use design

    · Unlimited email storage so that you can keep everything you want

    Thanks,

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

    remove

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