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The "5 Pending Message From Yahoo" Phishing Scam

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The "5 Pending Message From Yahoo" Phishing Scam

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The email message below "5 Pending Message From Yahoo," which claims that the recipients need to verify their accounts, is a phishing scam created to steal Yahoo usernames and passwords. The email message was not sent by Yahoo, but by cyber-criminals, whose intentions are to gain access to the potential victims' email accounts and use them for malicious or fraudulent purposes.

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The Yahoo Email Phishing Scam

From: VERIFICATION NOTICE mohdharb70@yahoo.com

Subject: 5 pending message from Yahoo! (FINAL WARNING)

VERIFICATION ALERT

Please note that with subsequent verification failure, Yahoo may terminate its service for your account. So to continue using your account please click on Verify Your Account to prevent your email from being shutdown

Best regards,

Account Services,

Yahoo Mail Team

Copyright AUG 2018 Inc.

The link in the email message goes to a fake Yahoo website that tricks potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it. If the potential victims enter their Yahoo usernames and passwords on the fake website, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack the victims' accounts.

Therefore, Yahoo users who have received email messages like the one above, should go directly to their email accounts instead of clicking on the links in the email messages. If there is anything wrong with their accounts, it will be shown to them after signing into.

Now, Yahoo users who were tricked by phishing scams should change their passwords immediately.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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