"Unexpected Sign-in Attempt" Phishing Scam

"Unexpected Sign-in Attempt" Phishing Scam

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AT&T Yahoo Mail users should be aware of fake email messages like the one below, which claim that because there was an unexpected attempt to sign into their accounts they are advised to switch to the new mail version in order to avoid disconnection. The email messages are phishing scam being sent by cybercriminals to steal Yahoo usernames and passwords, by tricking AT&T Yahoo Mail users into visiting a phishing website that steals email account credentials.

The "Unexpected Sign-in Attempt" Phishing Scam

From: AT&T Yahoo Mail [mailto:akhavan39@yahoo.com]

Sent: Monday, December 03, 2018 11:26 AM

Subject: Unexpected sign-in attempt**

We have a new unified Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

You're advise to switch to the new version to avoid disconnection.

Start Now!

Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered

For assistance, log in to your email! website and choose the "Help" link on any page.

Customer Service Email ID # 1009

c 2018!, Inc. All rights reserved

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 AT&T Yahoo Mail users attempt to sign into phishing website with their 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 AT&T Yahoo Mail 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 anything wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing into your account. And, if you were tricked by one of these phishing scams, please change your password immediately before your AT&T Yahoo Mail account is hijacked.

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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  • August 13, 2019 at 7:00 AM by info

    "From: Yahoo <zim_gt@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Monday, August 12, 2019, 06:20:13 p.m. PDT

    Subject: Unexpected sign-in attempt

    Yahoo !!!

    Dear User

    Our server detected some unusual sign-in today in your email account.

    For your account security,we demand that you verify your email identity immediately.

    *** Please note that if you ignore this notification, your account will be closed without further warning.

    Click here to verify your account now.

    Source: Email Administrator"

    Here is another scam.


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"Unexpected Sign-in Attempt" Phishing Scam