Beware of "Yahoo Your Email will be Closed" Phishing Scam

Beware of "Yahoo Your Email will be Closed" Phishing Scam

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Yahoo users who have received emails claiming their accounts will be closed and need to be updated or upgraded are asked to delete the same emails. This is because the emails are fakes or phishing scams being sent by cybercriminals to frighten the recipients into following the instructions in them, by tricking them into believing they will stop receiving emails and their accounts will be locked or disabled.

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This why Yahoo Windows Live, Hotmail or Outlook users should never click on a link in an email message to sign into their accounts. They should always go directly to mail.yahoo.com and sign in from there instead. Once they have signed in, they will be alerted to important notifications or changes, if there are any.

The "Yahoo Your Email will be Closed" Phishing Scam

Date: Friday, March 16, 2018, 2:14 am

From: Yahoo Alert!!! <clay.norris@comcast.net>

Account expired

Your email will be closed at 31/03/2018

Dear User,

This message is being sent to you expire on 01/04/2018

If you wish to continue using this account, please upgrade to our services. Ignoring this message will cause the account to be closed

Update your account

Note: This upgrade is required immediately after receiving this message

Thank You

Yahoo Team!

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  • Sep 12, 2018 at 11:23 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----
    From: yahoo mail admin 2018 <victoraladejana@yahoo.co.uk>
    To: account@update.com <account@update.com>
    Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 1:08:30 AM PDT
    Subject: 🚩NOTICE : ACCOUNT WILL CLOSED AFTER 13/9/2018 >>

    Dear Valued User,

    Your Mail version is outdated,
    Failure to Upgrade to the newest Yahoo Mail 7.1 now will result to a permanent account closure.

    To upgrade click the link below and accept our new terms and conditions.

    Update Server

    Yahoo! Mail Team


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