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The "Request to set a Termination your Yahoo! Account" Phishing Scam

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The "Request to set a Termination your Yahoo! Account" Phishing Scam

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Yahoo users, be aware of "Request to set a Termination your Yahoo! Account" email messages like the one below, which claim that a request to terminate your accounts has been received. The email messages are phishing scams being sent by cybercriminals to steal Yahoo usernames and passwords, by tricking Yahoo users into visiting a phishing website that steals email account credentials.

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The "Request to set a Termination your Yahoo! Account" Phishing Scam

From: Yaho0!

Sent: Saturday, December 8, 2018 8:54 PM

Subject: New Message (1)

YAHOO!

Dear User!

We have received a request to set a Termination your Yahoo! account.

If this was you:

Then you can safely ignore this email

If it was not at your request:

You can void the Password request by clicking below :

Void Here Right Now:

Yahoo! Service

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

For victims whose accounts have already been hijacked, click here for help.

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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