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

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 <>

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

Subject: ‚Ě∂FINAL-WARNING: Deleting & Shutting Down of Email Account


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 .


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Note: Your email address information is out-of-date.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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  • Posted: Dec 4, 2018 at 6:10 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded message -----
    From: "Yahoo!!!!"
    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


  • Posted: Aug 23, 2018 at 6:21 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Greenville, California, United States

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

    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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