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Beware of "Yahoo Mails on Hold Due to Spam Limit Policy" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Yahoo Mails on Hold Due to Spam Limit Policy" Phishing Scam

Yahoo users, be aware of email messages like the one below, which claim that their accounts will no longer able to receive emails because they have been suspended due to spam limit policy. The email messages 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.

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The "Yahoo Mails on Hold Due to Spam Limit Policy" Phishing Scam

Subject: Mails On hold

From: Mail Center <andrea.zamora@undp.org>

Sent: Friday, September 29, 2017, 11:46 AM

Yahoo

Dear Customer,

Your email is no longer able to receive email as it has been suspended due to spam limit policy. Your attention is required to activate your email services below.

Proceed Now -

Thank you.

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.

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