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Alert! "Yahoo Account De-activation Notification Report" is a Phishing Scam

2017-09-23T05:19:07 -  +
Alert! "Yahoo  Account De-activation Notification Report" is a Phishing Scam

Yahoo users who have received emails like the one below which claim their accounts will be deactivated or terminated because of unusual access to their webmail accounts are asked to delete the same emails. This is because the emails are phishing scam being sent by cybercriminals to steal Yahoo usernames and passwords, by tricking Yahoo users into visiting a phishing website that steals email account credentials.

The "Yahoo Account De-activation Notification Report" Phishing Scam

From: Yahoo! <georgeclinton695@yahoo.com>

Date: September 22, 2017 at 2:28:21 PM CDT

Subject: ✉ E-MAIL WARNING:- Account De-activation Notification Report !!

Reply-To: Yahoo! <georgeclinton695@yahoo.com>

Yahoo!

We noticed something unusual about a recent access to your webmail account. For example, You might be signing in from a new device or blacklisted IP.

REVIEW RECENT ACTIVITY to automatically confirm the status of your account.

UPDATE YOUR DOMAIN IMMEDIATELY TO AVOID TERMINATION OF YOUR ACCOUNT.

UPDATE YOUR ACCOUNT NOW !!

Thanks for using our services.

Regards

The Webmail account Team 2017

The link in the phishing email message goes to a fake or phishing Yahoo website, which will attempt to trick the potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it. If Yahoo users attempt to sign into phishing website with their Yahoo usernames and passwords, it will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack their accounts. The hijacked Yahoo accounts will then be used by cyber criminals fraudulently.

Remember, if you receive email messages like these, please go directly to your email account instead of clicking on the links in the email messages. If there is anything wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing into your account. And if you were tricked by one of these phishing scams, please change your password immediately before your Yahoo account is hijacked.

This scam is similar to the following:

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