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The "Yahoo Mail Box has Exceeded the Storage Limit" Phishing Scam

The "Yahoo Mail Box has Exceeded the Storage Limit" email message below, which claims the recipients have exceeded their mailbox storage limit is a phishing scam being used to target Yahoo users. The phishing email message is being sent by cybercriminals to trick Yahoo users into clicking on the link in it. The link in the email message goes to a fake Yahoo website that will ask visitors to sign-in. Once visitors attempt to sign into the fake website with their Yahoo usernames and passwords, the information will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the phishing scam.

The Yahoo Mail Box has Exceeded the Storage Limit Phishing Scam
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The "Yahoo Mail Box has Exceeded the Storage Limit" Phishing Scam

From: "Yahoo Support" info-help-desk@general-report-aboutmail-ol.com

Date: October 14, 2018 at 11:17:37 PM CDT

Subject: Mail Access Will Be De-activated !!!

Yahoo!MAIL

Dear User,

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.

Sincerely,

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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  • July 2, 2019 at 3:00 PM by info

    "From: Yahoo Mail <alicewhitson@att.net>

    Sent: Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 12:39:15 PM MST

    Subject: ACCOUNT CLOSURE VERIFY NOW

    Dear User,

    Your Yahoo Mail Box has exceeded the storage limit is 1 GB, which is defined by the administrator, you are running at 99.8 gigabytes and you can not send or receive new messages until you re-validate your mailbox. Failure to follow this procedure might lead to the closure of your e-mail account.

    To renew the mailbox and verify CLICK HERE

    Thank you!

    Yahoo Web-mail system administrator!

    WARNING! Protect your privacy. Log-out when you are done and completely exit your browser."

    Here is another scam.

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