"Yahoo Email Termination Alert" Phishing Scams
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The "Yahoo Email Termination Alert" Phishing Scam
From: "Yahoo" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: January 19, 2018 at 7:03:26 AM EST
Subject: Email Termination Alert
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.
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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