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"Yahoo Incoming Mails On Hold" Phishing Scam

Yahoo users who have received email messages like the one below, which claim that their incoming emails have been blocked because some unusual activities have been detected on their mailboxes, should delete the email messages and not follow the instructions in them. This is because the email messages are phishing scams sent by cyber criminals and NOT by Yahoo, to trick Yahoo users into clicking on the link in the fake and malicious email message that goes to a phishing website that steals Yahoo email account username and password.

Yahoo Incoming Mails On Hold Phishing Scam
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The "Yahoo Incoming Mails on Hold" Phishing Scam

From: Mail <ambergen@telus.net>

Date: Aug 28, 2017 10:26 AM

Subject: INCOMING MAILS ON HOLD!!!

Dear User,

We have detected some unusual activities in your mailbox. You would be blocked from using your account and may result in deactivation if not confirmed within 24hrs of receiving this automated email. Click the link below to reactivate and avoid deactivation.

RE-ACTIVATE

Thanks for using Yahoo!

Yahoo Team.

Yahoo users who have already received the phishing email messages, and who have followed the instructions in them, are asked to change their Yahoo account passwords immediately before their accounts are hijacked by cyber criminals and used fraudulently.

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  • October 11, 2018 at 10:20 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    - Forwarded message -

    From: Yahoo <profesoralares@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Thursday, 11 October 2018, 03:29:15 GMT 3

    Subject: Incoming Messages On Hold

    Image result for yahoo

    Security Warning

    We notice a mismatch, we suspended your Yahoo Mail access due to

    * Multiple login errors.

    * Abuse & Terms of use of issues.

    * Billing / Payment issue.

    Click Here to Confirm Your Identity And Re-login Your Details

    Attention! :ACCOUNT OWNER THAT REFUSES TO CONFIRM HIS/HER ACCOUNT AFTER 24 HRS OF RECEIVING THIS WARNING WILL LOSE HIS OR HER ACCOUNT PERMANENTLY.DO NOT IGNORE THIS NOTICE.

    Sincerely,

    Security Department

    The Yahoo account team

    Copyright © 2018 Microsoft.

    All the best,The YahooTeams

    Thanks,

    Yahoo! Mail Team

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