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Beware of "Your ATT Yahoo Mail New Version is Outdated and has Expired" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Your ATT Yahoo Mail New Version is Outdated and has Expired" Phishing Scam

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The "Your ATT Yahoo Mail New Version is Outdated and has Expired" email message below, which claims recipients' AT&T Mail version is outdated and has expired, is a phishing scam being used to target AT&T customers. The phishing email message, which also claims that if the recipients do not update their information, their accounts will be permanently closed, is being sent by cybercriminals to trick AT&T customers into clicking on the link in it. The link in the email message goes to a fake AT&T website that will ask visitors to sign-in. Once visitors attempt to sign into the fake website with their AT&T credentials, the information will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the phishing scam.

The "Your ATT Yahoo Mail New Version is Outdated and has Expired" Phishing Scam

From: AT&T <sretro@bellsouth.net>

Date: June 19, 2018 at 2:30:04 PM CDT

Subject: Sign In Alert

Reply-To: AT&T <sretro@bellsouth.net>

AT&T Yahoo

Your AT&T/Yahoo mail new version is outdated and has expired.

You're advise to switch to the new version to avoid disconnection.

Failure to upgrade to the newest AT&T/Yahoo mail version will result to a permanent account closure.

According to provision of Term and conditions, AT&T/Yahoo may at anytime terminate it's service for accounts.

Please Visit ITS Help-Desk Here To re-validate your mailbox.

Note: Failure to comply within 48hrs might lead to permanent deactivation.

Thank you,

AT&T online service

Once the cybercriminals have received the stolen AT&T credentials, they will use it to hijack their potential victims’ accounts and use the accounts fraudulently. This is why AT&T customers should never click on links in email messages to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly to https://www.att.com/ and sign into their email accounts from there. If there is someone that needs to be done their accounts, they will be notified after signing in.

AT&T customers who have been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to contact AT&T for help.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • June 23, 2019 at 5:42 PM by info

    "From: AT&T Yahoo Mail <csmwallen@att.net>

    Subject: Email Termination Update Now

    To:

    Date: Friday, June 21, 2019, 4:38 AM

    Dear -AT&T Yahoo

    Mail User,

    Your -Yahoo Mail

    version is outdated, Failure to Upgrade to the newest Yahoo Mail Basic Version. Will result to a

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

    Click

    here to Upgrade to -Yahoo Mail Basic

    Version

    Thanks for choosing

    Yahoo Mail.Web-mail system

    administrator!"

    Here is another scam.

    remove

  • May 10, 2019 at 2:57 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Lucia deCordre <beacon291@att.net>

    Date: May 10, 2019 at 9:19:46 AM CDT

    Subject: Email Termination Update Now

    Reply-To: Lucia deCordre <ikaymani01@gmail.com>

    AT&T Yahoo

    Dear -Yahoo Mail User,

    Your -Yahoo Mail version is outdated, Failure to Upgrade to the newest Yahoo Mail Basic Version.

    Will result to a permanent account closure.

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

    Click here to Upgrade to -Yahoo Mail Basic Version

    Thanks for choosing -Yahoo Mail.

    Web-mail system administrator!"

    remove

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Beware of "Your ATT Yahoo Mail New Version is Outdated and has Expired" Phishing Scam