The "Yahoo Mailbox Closure Alert Warning" Scam
From: "YAHOO!" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
AUTHENTICATE YOUR ACCOUNT NOW
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.