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Warning - "Yahoo Incoming Mails Placed on Pending Status due to Upgrade" is a Scam

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Warning - "Yahoo Incoming Mails Placed on Pending Status due to Upgrade" is a Scam

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Yahoo users asked to delete emails like the one below, which claim their incoming mails were placed on pending status due to the recent upgrade to Yahoo's terms. This is a because the emails are a scam being sent by cyber criminal to their potential victims. The cybercriminals trick their potential into clicking on the link in the fake emails, which goes to fake or phishing Yahoo website. Once on the fake website, Yahoo users will be asked to sign-in, but any attempt to sign-in will result in their account credentials (usernames and passwords) being sent to the cybercriminals.

Once the cybercriminals have received the account credentials, they will use it to gain access to their victims' accounts, hijack and use them fraudulently.

The "Yahoo Incoming Mails Placed on Pending Status due to Upgrade" Scam

From: AT&T ALERT! [mailto:warters763@btinternet.com]

Sent: Saturday, September 16, 2017 10:48 AM

Subject: Mail service!

ATT Yahoo! services

Dear User,

Your two incoming mails were placed on pending status due to the recent upgrade to our Terms, In order to receive the messages Update Now to login and wait for response from ATT User.

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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  • May 16, 2019 at 8:26 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

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

    From: AT&T Yahoo Mail <gbalzer626@sbcglobal.net>

    Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2019, 5:01:13 AM PDT

    Subject: New Version !!

    Your three incoming mails were placed on pending status due to the recent upgrade to our database.

    CLICK HERE

    Protecting your information is important to us and we work continuously to strengthen the threats targeting our Financial Institution.

    Thanks for choosing

    AT&T Mail.

    remove

  • December 5, 2018 at 5:27 PM by an anonymous user from San Jose, California, United States

    I just received this email today. 12/5/2018

    remove

  • November 26, 2018 at 10:33 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

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

    Subject: Verify Now !!

    Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 09:30:39 -0500 (EST)

    From: E-Mail Server <secure-att-yahoo@admiiin.net>

    AT&T Yahoo! services

    Dear User,

    Your two incoming mails were placed on pending status due to the recent upgrade to our Terms, In order to receive the messages Verify Here to login and wait for response from.

    Regards,

    Customer Service

    remove

  • August 21, 2018 at 11:37 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: YAH00 <neenawest2004@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Tuesday, 21 August, 2018, 3:19:59 PM GMT 2

    Subject: Securlty AIert ✉

    YAHOO

    Hell0!

    Y0ur lncoming mails were placed pending due to recent spam activities .

    Please Click Here to re-verify your details and receive

    your messages in few minutes.

    Regards,

    Yah00! Group"

    remove

  • July 30, 2018 at 3:17 PM by an anonymous user from Portland, Oregon, United States

    I received this email on the morning of 7/30/18. Not checking first I went through the steps outlined in the email and it seemed to do nothing. But afterwards did a search to find out that it was a scam that will take all my online information.

    So since I pay for alot of items online I went to all my websites to make sure my credit card information was not saved on any site. Now to keep my fingers crossed that I am okay. I will update however if I get hacked.

    Lori

    Scappoose Or

    yahoo customer for 15 years

    remove

  • June 24, 2018 at 6:56 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

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

    From: "Mail !" <aleneg2@att.net>

    Sent: Sat, Jun 23, 2018 at 2:30 AM

    Subject: Re-Validate Your Mailbox

    Yahoo!

    Dear Valued User,

    Your two incoming mails were placed on pending status due to the recent upgrade to our Terms, In order to receive the messages click Validate Email Account to login and wait for response from Yahoo User.

    Thank you for using Yahoo/AT&T!

    Yahoo/AT&T User!©2018

    remove

  • March 28, 2018 at 3:17 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Yahoo! <rakers@mykolab.com>

    Date: March 27, 2018 at 7:28:18 PM PDT

    Subject: Important Information Regarding Your Account

    Dear,

    Some of your incoming mails are pending due to the recent upgrade in our policies, In order to receive the messages LOGIN NOW to read and automatically accept for all messages to be delivered.

    Thank you.

    © Yahoo! 2018. All rights reserved."

    remove

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