The "Yahoo Attempt to Sign in from an Unrecognized Device" Phishing Scam
Subject: unexpected sign in!
Date: Fri 29/09/2017 08:51
On September 15, 2017 at 5:04 AM, we noticed an attempt to sign in to your Yahoo account from an unrecognized device in Scranton, PA.
If you made this sign in , you're all set.
If not, use this link to prevent anyone from accessing your account .
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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 cybercriminals 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.