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

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

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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.

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Note: Your email address information is out-of-date.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

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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  • June 19, 2019 at 11:10 AM by an anonymous user from Germantown, Maryland, United States

    Great Job Guys notifying everyone. I just got one of these emails this morning.

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  • May 22, 2019 at 8:45 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Yahoo Security® <jmorbeck@sbcglobal.net>

    Date: May 21, 2019 at 11:29:58 AM CDT

    Subject: ✉- Notice: : Deleting & Shutting Down of Email Account

    Reply-To: Yahoo Security® <jmorbeck@sbcglobal.net>

    Dear User

    You must update your

    E-mail now

    Failure to Update your Yahoo Mail will result to permanent account closure.

    Please follow the attachment below to verify and prevent loss of account."

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  • May 3, 2019 at 5:22 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

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

    From: drakhshan sd <drakhshansd@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Friday, 3 May 2019, 1:23:17 pm GMT 8

    Subject: Auto Response: ⚠️⚠️ FINAL-WARNING: Deleting & Shutting Down of Your Email Account

    Dear Sir/Madam We have successfully received your E-mail. and we would respond to your E-mail less than 24 hours. You also can be in touch with us directly through below information: TEL: 971 4 3539159 FAX: 971 4 3534798

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  • March 29, 2019 at 4:54 PM by info

    Another scam:

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

    From: "Yahoo security" - surneco_osfd@yahoo.com

    Sent: Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 7:09

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

    Dear User,

    Yahoo is shutting down some account that are causing conflict to their system,which your own account is among them.You are required to confirm your account periodically to avoid suspension, which will lead to permanent blockage of your email account to avoid this suspension and blockage.

    kindly download attach below to confirm your own account now.

    Note: If found in spam move it to inbox and continue with the upgrade ignoring of this message would lead to the suspension of your account

    after 72hours of receiving this automated mail.

    Kind regards,

    Yahoo Validation Team

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  • February 28, 2019 at 1:48 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

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

    From: "no-reply@yahoo-inc" <jho22_romero@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 10:12 AM

    Subject: FINAL-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 open the attachment to update your account.

    Regards,

    Yahoo! Member Services

    Note: Take a minute to renew your account for a faster, safer and full-featured experience.

    Technical Team

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  • December 4, 2018 at 6:10 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded message -----

    From: "Yahoo!!!!" <donaldcruz@yahoo.com.ph>

    Sent: Mon, 3 Dec 2018 at 11:28 pm

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

    Dear User

    Access to E-mail is about to expire, We recommend that you upgrade your account to avoid the suspension.

    Please open the attachment to update your account.

    Thank You.

    Yahoo mail

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  • August 23, 2018 at 6:21 PM by an anonymous user from Greenville, California, United States

    I just received this email and believe it is a scam:

    "Yahoo <quangman23@yahoo.com>

    Today at 3:50 PM

    Dear Member,

    Our security team received your request to delete your account, we will process your request within 24 Hours. All features associated with your Yahoo Account! 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

    Log-in to Cancel Request

    Thanks for using Yahoo."

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