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Beware of "Yahoo Account Blockage Notification" Phishing Scam

2018-06-24T22:58:59 -  +
Beware of "Yahoo Account Blockage Notification" Phishing Scam

The "Yahoo Account Blockage Notification" email message below, which claims the recipients have exceeded their storage limit is a phishing scam. The phishing email message is being sent by cybercriminals to trick Yahoo users into clicking on the link in it, by falsely claiming that their email accounts will be closed if they do not take action. But, the link in the email message goes to a fake Yahoo website that will ask visitors to sign-in. Once visitors attempt to sign into the fake website with their Yahoo usernames and passwords, their information will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the phishing scam.

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The "Yahoo Account Blockage Notification" Phishing Scam

From: Yahoo Support <shie.aban_eesi@yahoo.com>

Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 11:53:07 AM GMT+8

Subject: Account Blockage Notification!!!

YAHOO

Dear User,

Your E-mail has exceeded the storage limit. You can not make fully use of yourmail account until you re-validate your mail.

To re-validate the mailbox open the attached Yahoo! re-validation form to continue.

This is a service announcement regarding your account-

Failure to comply to this notification will lead to permanent closure of your mail account.

Thanks!

Support dept.

Once the cybercriminals have received the stolen Yahoo usernames and passwords, they will use it to hijack their potential victims’ accounts and use the accounts fraudulently. This is why Yahoo user should never click on links in email messages to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly to https://mail.yahoo.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.

Yahoo users whose accounts have already been hijacked are asked to go to https://mail.yahoo.com and click the "Trouble signing in?" link for help regaining access to their accounts.

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  • Posted: Sep 22, 2018 at 6:21 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Alexandria, Egypt

    Hi,

    I have unfortunately fallen for this scam.

    All my emails are sent with Account Blockage Notification (ABN), instead of my name.

    I have changed the password and added a recovery email, and blocked those mails, and deleted them.

    No use, my sender name is still ABN.

    What should I do please?

    Thank you in advance..

    delete


    • Posted: Sep 22, 2018 at 8:52 AM by info

      You have done the right thing already.

      delete


      • Posted: Sep 22, 2018 at 11:40 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Alexandria, Egypt

        Thank you for your reply, but then why am I still getting ABN, and my name is not in use please?

        Thank you in advance.

        delete


  • Posted: Sep 9, 2018 at 10:17 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Angeles City, Central Luzon, Philippines

    I just received this email from server527@82-bnhasf-61bfp.mdqvjz.com
    is this a legit email?

    delete


    • Posted: Sep 9, 2018 at 11:17 PM by info

      No, it is not legit.

      delete


  • Posted: Aug 16, 2018 at 4:44 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Concord, California, United States

    Dear yahoo support,

    I already tried to sign in but only put my email address and did not put my password since yahoo uses an account key now. Should I leave it alone? What should I do?

    delete


    • Posted: Aug 16, 2018 at 5:40 AM by info

      Once did not enter your password, you are ok, so just leave it alone.

      delete


  • Posted: Jul 16, 2018 at 3:09 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Dear Yahoo support,

    What if I already follow and opened the linked and signed in?
    What shall I do to protect my account?

    delete


    • Posted: Jul 16, 2018 at 5:35 AM by info

      Change your password immediately.

      delete


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