The "Yahoo Mailbox Closure Alert Warning" Phishing Scam

The "Yahoo Mailbox Closure Alert Warning" Phishing Scam

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The "Yahoo Mailbox Closure Alert Warning" below is a phishing scam, therefore, Yahoo users are asked to be aware of the same email messages, which claims that access to their accounts will expire or a request to terminate your accounts is being processed. The fake email message is being sent by cybercriminals to steal Yahoo usernames and passwords, by tricking Yahoo users into visiting a phishing website that steals email account credentials.

The "Yahoo Mailbox Closure Alert Warning" Phishing Scam

From: "YAHOO!" <erosejames@yahoo.com>

Sent: Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 8:20 PM

Subject: Fw: Mailbox Closure alert WARNING!!!

Dear Yahoo! Mail User,

Access to your e-mail is about to expire due to subsequent Verification failur e on your Account.

We recommend that you verify and authenticate your account within 48hrs to avoid the suspension.


Thank You.

Yahoo !n© 2018 All Rights Reserved, Do Not Reply This Mail.

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.

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

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  • May 21, 2019 at 1:52 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----
    From: Yahoo! Mail <bita_jam@yahoo.com>
    Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 3:21:31 AM GMT 2
    Subject: Mailbox Closure (DO NOT IGNORE)


    Prior to Yahoo! Users

    "Starting on May 23th, 2019, YAHOO! customers who have not updated their email account will no longer be able to log in to their Yahoo and through email addresses.

    Customers will have to Verify their email address to confirm

    kindly click on the attachment re-login and verify now! we apologize for any inconvenience caused.

    Thank you,

    online service

    Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.
    For assistance, log in to your email! website and choose the "Help" link on any page.

    Customer Service Email ID # 1009.
    c 2019!, Inc. All rights reserved


  • July 19, 2018 at 3:10 PM by an anonymous user from Bath, England, United Kingdom

    The KEY thing to remember is that Yahoo offers 1,000 GB so it' very very unlikely you will ever run out of space on a yahoo mail account.


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The "Yahoo Mailbox Closure Alert Warning" Phishing Scam