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Beware of "Yahoo Account Removal Request" Phishing Scams

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Beware of "Yahoo Account Removal Request" Phishing Scams

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Yahoo users who have received emails like the one below, which claim that their requests to remove their accounts from Yahoo servers have been approved, are asked to delete them because they are phishing scams. The fake email messages are being sent by cybercriminals to steal Yahoo usernames and passwords, by tricking Yahoo users into visiting a phishing website that steals email account credentials.

Sample of the "Yahoo Account Removal Request" Phishing Scam

From: "Yahoo "<HGHUJgvuc*OLnckbyso@terzweltuntergang.com>

Subject: Your account will Be Deactivated.

Reply-To: <notification@doublededication.com>,<notification@creditfap.com>,<admin@neverindustry.com>,<feedblit@feedblitz.com>,<bouncee@vsobr.com>

Hello,

This is to inform you that your request on: 02/11/2018 2:07:11 p.m. to remove your account from Yahoo server has been approved and will initiate in one hour from the exact time you open this message. Regards.

ignore this message to continue with email removal or

If this deactivation was not requested by you

Please reply us.

Regards,

Yahoo

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 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 anything 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. If your account has already been hijacked, click here for help regaining access to it.

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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  • May 23, 2019 at 7:05 PM by info

    Here is another fake email:

    "On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 1:41 PM

    Yahoo <Yahoo@loc.gov> wrote:

    Yahoo

    Hi

    Email Deactivation Request

    This is to inform you that your request to remove your account from Yahoo server has been accepted and will initiate in one hour from the time you open this message.

    Date and time:

    May 21, 2019 18:43

    Ignore this message to confirm this email deactivation. If this wasn't you Please respond to stop this process.

    Thanks,

    Yahoo"

    remove

  • May 8, 2019 at 9:05 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----

    From: Yahoo! Mail <notification@polorelation.com>

    Sent: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 10:38:50 AM EDT

    Subject: darko761: Your Account Will Be Deactivate

    Hello

    This is to inform you that your request on: 06/05/2019 2:07:11 p.m. to remove your account from Yahoo server has been approved and will initiate in one hour from the exact time you open this message. Regards.

    ignore this message to continue with email removal or

    If this deactivation was not requested by you

    Please reply us.

    Regards,

    Yahoo

    remove

  • April 16, 2019 at 1:58 PM by info

    Here is antoher scam:

    "From: Greg Elliott <grega1962@yahoo.com>

    Subject: Email: Important Notice

    Date: April 16, 2019 at 12:17:40 PM CDT

    Our security team received your request to delete your account, we will process your request within 24hours.

    All features associated with your Yahoo account will be lost.

    Was this you or someone else, If you didn't make this request, kindly cancel request to continue using our service."

    remove

  • December 4, 2018 at 1:17 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----

    From: Yahoo! Mail <i8peb9m@mail.msnbc.com>

    Sent: ‎Tuesday‎, ‎November‎ ‎27‎, ‎2018‎ ‎10‎:‎20‎:‎34‎ ‎AM‎ ‎CST

    Subject: Your Account Will Be Deactivated

    Hello,

    This is to inform you that your request on: 11/26/2018 2:07:11 p.m. to remove your account from Yahoo server has been approved and will initiate in one hour from the exact time you open this message. Regards.

    ignore this message to continue with email removal or

    If this deactivation was not requested by you

    Please reply us.

    Regards,

    Yahoo

    remove

  • June 15, 2018 at 12:42 PM by an anonymous user from Kearney, Missouri, United States

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----

    From: Yahoo! Mail <contact@helpfory.com>

    Sent: Friday, June 15, 2018, 10:52:25 AM CDT

    Subject: Your Account Will Be Deactivated

    Hello,

    This is to inform you that your request on: 06/14/2018 2:07:11 p.m. to remove your account from Yahoo server has been approved and will initiate in one hour from the exact time you open this message. Regards.

    ignore this message to continue with email removal or

    If this deactivation was not requested by you

    Please reply us.

    Regards,

    Yahoo

    remove

  • March 31, 2018 at 2:23 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----

    From: yahoo. com <Noreply@ict.com>

    Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2018, 10:17:10 PM MDT

    Subject: De-activation of your mailbox,

    Hi,

    removal from yahoo.com server has been approved and initiated,

    Due to ignorance of last verification warning.

    Removal will occur in exactly 48 hours(31 Mar 2018) from now(28 Mar 2018)

    We recommend that you do any of the below and protect your mailbox

    CONTINUE REMOVAL

    CANCEL REMOVAL

    © 2018 yahoo.com

    remove

    • May 28, 2018 at 4:05 PM by an anonymous user from Dublin, Leinster, Ireland

      I clicked on the cancel removal button stupid as I was. What to do now?

      remove

      • May 28, 2018 at 4:22 PM by info

        Change your password.

        remove

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