"Yahoo Account has Almost Exceeded its Quota Limit" Phishing Scams

"Yahoo Account has Almost Exceeded its Quota Limit" Phishing Scams

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The email message below, which claims the recipients have used 99.5% of their Yahoo account storage space is a phishing scam. The phishing email message is being sent by cyber criminals to trick Yahoo users into clicking on the link in it, by falsely claiming that their email accounts will be deleted if they do not take action. But, the link in the email message goes to a fake Yahoo website that will ask visitors to sign-in. Once visitors attempt to sign into the fake website with their Yahoo usernames and passwords, their information will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the phishing scam.

The "Yahoo Account Deletion" Phishing Scam

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

From: Email Administrator <khairun_artiste@yahoo.com>

Sent: Thursday, August 3, 2017, 1:46:36 AM GMT+2



Dear Valued User,

On Tue, Aug 1, 2017, we noticed that your Yahoo! Account has almost exceeded its quota limit.

1969MB 2016GB

What this means is your Yahoo! Account has used up 99.5% of its storage space and you may not be able to send or receive messages anymore.

Yahoo! recommends you Upgrade and Verify your account to prevent email deactivation and loss of emails within 24 hours.

Please click on the button below to re-validate and upgrade your email to an unlimited quota.

Re-validate Your Account Now!

NOTICE: Failure to upgrade your email WILL lead to closure, loss of sensitive data and possible deletion within 24 Hours.


Once the cyber criminals have received the stolen Yahoo usernames and passwords, they will use it to hijack their potential victims’ accounts and use the accounts fraudulently. This is why Yahoo user should never click on links in email messages to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly to https://mail.yahoo.com and sign into their email accounts from there. If there is someone that needs to be done their accounts, they will be notified after signing in.

Yahoo users whose accounts have already been hijacked are asked to go to https://mail.yahoo.com and click the "Trouble signing in?" link for help regaining access to their accounts.

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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  • June 17, 2019 at 12:20 PM by info

    "From: E-Mail Administrator <ms_leilei@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Monday, 17 June 2019, 3:47:08 pm GMT 8

    Subject: Final Warning E-mail De-Activation Process code ID 504.



    Dear Valued User,

    Your email quota has reached 99% and will soon exceed its limit.

    Failure to Update 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.

    Kindly open the attachment to update your account to 25GB to avoid loss of E-mail data.


    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 # 504.

    c 2019!, Inc. All rights reserved."

    Here is another scam.


  • June 19, 2018 at 10:01 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

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

    From: Yahoo Support <mari_alvarez_2@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Monday, June 18, 2018, 7:12:35 PM PDT

    Subject: Account Blockage Notification!!!


    Dear User,

    Your E-mail has exceeded the storage limit. You can not make

    fully use of your mail account until you re-validate your mail.

    To re-validate the mailbox open the attached Yahoo! re-validation form to continue.

    This is a service announcement regarding your account-

    Failure to comply to this notification will lead to permanent closure of your mail account.


    Support dept.


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"Yahoo Account has Almost Exceeded its Quota Limit" Phishing Scams