The "Yahoo Mail Access Will Be De-activated" Phishing Scam
From: "Yahoo Support" email@example.com
Date: October 14, 2018 at 11:17:37 PM CDT
Subject: Mail Access Will Be De-activated !!!
Your E-mail has exceeded the storage limit. You cannot make
fully use of your mail account until you re-validate your mail.
To re-validate the mailbox open the attached Yahoo! re-validation form to continue.
This is a service announcement regarding your account.
Failure to comply to this notice will lead to error and suspension of your membership.
Yahoo! Mail Support.
Once the cybercriminals have received the stolen Yahoo usernames and passwords, they will use it to hijack their potential victims’ accounts and use the accounts fraudulently. This is why AT&T and Yahoo user should never click on links in email messages to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly tohttps://mail.yahoo.com and sign into their email accounts from there. If there is someone that needs to be done their accounts, they will be notified after signing in.
Yahoo users are asked to change their passwords. For Yahoo users whose accounts have already been hijacked, are asked to go to https://mail.yahoo.com and click the "Trouble signing in?" link for help regaining access to their accounts.
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