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Beware of "Yahoo Request to Disable Your Account" Phishing Scams

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Beware of "Yahoo Request to Disable Your Account" Phishing Scams

Yahoo is not disabling or canceling email accounts, therefore, Yahoo users who have received email messages like the one below, which claim that their accounts will be disabled are asked to delete them. This is because the fake email messages are phishing scam 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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A Sample of a "Yahoo Request to Disable Your Account" Phishing Scam

From: YAH00 ADMIN <alexis.smith@cardno.com>

Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:06 PM

Subject: Email Security Alert!

Dear Member,

We recently received a request to Disable your Yahoo account and the process has

started by our Admin Team. Please give us 24 working hours to close your Email Account.

If this was you, you don't need to do anything else.

If this wasn't you, then someone may have tried to disable your Yahoo account.

Cancel the request by visiting: https://login.yahoo.com/account/cancel-request

and confirm your account information.

All files on your Email including (Inbox, Sent, Spam, Trash, Draft) will be deleted and

access to your Email: (kkibclife@yahoo.com) will be DENIED if you ignore this Alert.

Thanks,

Yahoo

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 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 at https://mail.yahoo.com, instead of clicking on the links in the email messages. If some needs to be done to 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 and used fraudulently.

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  • Posted: Jul 16, 2018 at 2:06 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States

    Received three of these today from suppirt@bankdirection.com just like one above asking for password.
    Kathy

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 28, 2018 at 1:42 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

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    From: "The Yahoo Accounts"
    Sent: Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 12:51 PM
    Subject: Account Deactivation Request


    There has been a request to cancel your Yahoo account.

    The request was received from your Yahoo account on jun 27, 2018 23:21 GMT.

    Sometimes these requests are made in error. If this deactivation was not requested by you, we ask that you submit your password in reply to this email.

    Once the current password on the account is verified the deactivation request will be canceled and your account will remain active.

    Be advised, once an account is deactivated it cannot be recovered.

    Thank You, The Yahoo Team

    delete


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