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

2017-07-18T13:09:19 -  +
Scam - "Yahoo Mail Account Termination Notice Upgrade Now" is a Fake

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.

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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.

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  • Posted: 2018-04-16T20:26:39 by an anonymous user

    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."

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-03-29T03:09:28 by info

    Here is another scam:
    -- -- -

    From: "Yahoo Mail"
    Date: August 14, 2017 at 8:43:30 PM PDT
    To: undisclosed-recipients:;
    Subject: EMAIL ACCOUNT CLOSURE NOTICE (UPGRADE NOW)

    Reply-To: [email protected]

    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

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-01-29T19:37:04 by an anonymous user from or near: Pampanga, Davao, 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"

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-08-15T01:48:03 by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- -- -- --
    "From: "Yahoo Mail"
    Date: August 14, 2017 at 8:41:56 PM PDT
    Subject: EMAIL ACCOUNT CLOSURE NOTICE (UPGRADE NOW)
    Reply-To: [email protected]

    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."

    delete


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