The "Yahoo Account has been Temporarily Disabled" Phishing Scam

The Yahoo Account has been Temporarily Disabled Phishing Scam

Online users who have received the "Yahoo Account has been Temporarily Disabled" e-mail below, which claims that their email accounts have been temporarily disabled until they are verified, should not click on the links in the same email messages. This is because cyber-criminals are sending out phishing e-mail messages to potential victims, in an attempt to frighten and trick them into clicking links in the same phishing e-mail messages that go to phishing websites created to steal email account credentials (usernames and passwords). Once the cybercriminals have stolen their potential victims' e-mail account credentials, they will use them to gain unauthorized access to their accounts, hijack the accounts, and use them fraudulently.

The "Yahoo Account has been Temporarily Disabled" Phishing Scam

Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 5:52 PM

From: Apple

Apple ID security Alert


To ensure your security, access to Your account [] has been temporarily disabled until our Verification Office has received the necessary documentation to confirm recent account activity.

This precautionary step is taken as a security measure to defend you, our valued customer, from online predators and identity theft.

Upon receipt of the requested documentation, we will re-evaluate the status of your account. Notifications, including confirmation that your access has been restored, will be sent to the email address on file.

Please Note: Customer Support cannot bypass this verification request. Phone inquiries will be directed to provide the requested documentation through this process.

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Instead of clicking on a link to sign into their accounts, online users should always go directly to their e-mail account providers’ websites and sign into their accounts from there. Once they are signed in, they will be notified of updates, changes or things they need to do.

Online users who have already been tricked by the phishing e-mails are asked to change their passwords immediately before their e-mail accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently. For those online users whose e-mail accounts have already been hijacked, are asked to contact their I.T support team or email providers for help.

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The "Yahoo Account has been Temporarily Disabled" Phishing Scam