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Beware of "Yahoo Email Termination Alert" Phishing Scams

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Beware of "Yahoo Email Termination Alert" Phishing Scams

The "Email Termination Alert" email below is a phishing scam. Therefore, Yahoo users should be aware of fake email messages like the one below, which claim that a request to terminate their accounts is being processed. The email messages are phishing scams 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 Email Termination Alert" Phishing Scam

From: "Yahoo" <cbradley@carterprinting.com>

Date: January 19, 2018 at 7:03:26 AM EST

Subject: Email Termination Alert

YAHOO!

Dear User,

On Friday, 19 January 2018 08:38 GMT + 1, You submitted a request to terminate your Yahoo! Email account.

The process has started by our Yahoo! Team,

Termination Request to Cancel then Click Here

All Files on your Including Email (Inbox, Draft, Sent) Will be deleted and Instantly Access to your Yahoo Account Will be Denied if you Ignore this Alert.

Thanks for taking these additional steps to keep your account safe.

Yahoo! Service

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 the 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 something wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing in. 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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Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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