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Beware of "Yahoo Deleting & Shutting Down of Email Account" Phishing Scams

2018-04-25T03:33:33 -  +
Beware of "Yahoo Deleting & Shutting Down of Email Account" Phishing Scams

Yahoo users, be aware of "Deleting & Shutting Down of Email Account" email messages like the one below, which claim that a request to terminate your accounts is being processed. 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 "Yahoo Deleting & Shutting Down of Email Account" Phishing Scam

From: Yahoo Mail <jcolumbini@yahoo.com>

Date: April 22, 2018 at 6:35:39 AM EDT

Subject: ❶FINAL-WARNING: Deleting & Shutting Down of Email Account

Yahoo

Dear User,

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 .

Regards,

Yahoo! Member Services

Note: Your email address information is out-of-date.

Technical Team

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.

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Remember to forward suspicious, malicious, or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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