The "Yahoo Deleting & Shutting Down of Email Account" Phishing Scam
From: Yahoo Mail email@example.com
Date: April 22, 2018 at 6:35:39 AM EDT
Subject: ❶FINAL-WARNING: Deleting & Shutting Down of Email Account
Your ID will stop receiving messages due to our system upgrade. You have to verify your email address information, to avoid account termination. To verify this email address,
Please use the attachment to update your account .
Yahoo! Member Services
Note: Your email address information is out-of-date.
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.