The "Yahoo Your Mailbox Closure Request is in Progress" Phishing Scam
From: "Yahoo!" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: August 14, 2017 at 12:20:39 PM EDT
Subject: Your Mailbox Closure Request is in progress
You Recently Initiated an Action on your Yahoo! account to Shut down your Account, Did you initiate this Action? If No, Kindly Cancel Request below by clicking the Cancel Request icon below log on to your account and your account will be automatically restored to it's normal Yahoo! settings
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The link in the email message goes to a fake Yahoo website, which will attempt to trick the cyber-criminals' potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it. If the potential victims enter their usernames and passwords on the fake website, it will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the email scam who will use the information to hijack their accounts.
If you have received the same email message, please go directly to your email account instead of clicking on the links in the email message. And, if there is anything wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing in. If you were tricked by the phishing email, please change your Yahoo password immediately. If you are unable to, click here for help regaining access to your account.
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