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"Yahoo Email Termination Alert" Phishing Scams

Yahoo Email Termination Alert Phishing Scams

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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.

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.

This scam is similar to the following:

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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  • October 7, 2019 at 12:45 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    - Forwarded Message -

    From: Yahoo Security. <service-99048578@yah-inc.corn>

    To: "donotreply@yah.info" <donotreply@yah.info>

    Sent: Monday, October 7, 2019, 3:43:27 PM GMT 2

    Subject: Tick#009946488-You requested Termination.

    Yahoo!

    An update was made to your Mail account

    Dear User,

    You requested that we terminate your account today, we are proceeding at your request now.Thanks for using our service.

    If you requested for this click continue.

    If you did not request or you think this is an error kindly click void and stop process immediately.

    Thank You,

    Yahoo Services.

    Yahoo Security S

  • September 30, 2019 at 7:46 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    - Forwarded Message -

    From: Yahoo Mail <pado21ph@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Sunday, September 29, 2019, 10:42:03 PM EDT

    Subject: Account Termination (Do not ignore) Update now! 🔔

    We have a new unified Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

    Dear User

    You're advised to switch to the new version within 24hrs to avoid disconnection

    OPEN THE ATTACHMENT TO SWITCH

    Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.

    For assistance, log in to your email! website and choose the "Help" link on any page.

    Yahoo!

    c 2019!, Inc. All rights reserved.

    Privacy Policy

    This notice was sent to you because you subscribed If you do not want to receive emails from Yahoo Mail

    about upgrades on network verification and participating in online communities.

    You have less than 24 hours for termination of your account due to Terms of usage violation.

    See attachment for verification.

  • February 5, 2019 at 9:02 AM by an anonymous user from: Sierra Vista, Arizona, United States

    Here is what I received with a html download link below the message:

    - Forwarded Message -

    From: ✅Yahoo! Mail <jkbarr1@yahoo.com>

    To:

    Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 9:19 AM

    Subject: Email Box Service Will Be Closed

    Yahoo! MAIL

    Dear Valued User, Your Mail version is outdated,

    Failure to Upgrade to the newest Yahoo Mail 7.1 now will result to a permanent account closure.

    According to provision 17.9 of Terms and Conditions, Yahoo may at anytime terminate its services for accounts.

    To upgrade open the attach below

    Thanks,

    Yahoo! Mail Team

    Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address can not be answered.

    For a**istance, log in to your email! website and choose the "Help" link on any page. Customer Service Email ID # 1009. c 2017!, Inc. All rights reserved.

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"Yahoo Email Termination Alert" Phishing Scams