A Sample of a "Yahoo Request to Shut Down Mail" Phishing Scam
From: Yahoo! Mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, August 14, 2017 5:37 AM
Subject: **Final Announcement**
You Requested to Shut down your mail, Did you initiate this Action? If No, Kindly Cancel Request below by clicking the Cancel Request icon below your account will be automatically restored to it's normal Yahoo! settings
Thanks for choosing Yahoo.
Yahoo! Mail Team
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 they have signed in, they will be notified of important requests or updates.
Yahoo users who have been tricked by phishing scams are asked to change their password immediately before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently. For Yahoo users whose accounts have already been hijacked, they can click here for instructions to recover their accounts.
Yahoo users may add two-step verification for extra security. Two-step verification is another layer of security that uses your password plus a code to verify your identity when they sign in to their accounts on a new, unrecognized device for the first time. Yahoo will send their cell phone a code by text or phone call that only they will have access to. Click here to learn more about Yahoo Two-step verification or authentication and how to add to your account.
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