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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.

AUTHENTICATE YOUR ACCOUNT NOW

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 information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • June 24, 2020 at 2:23 PM by info

    "From: Email Team! <rtvictorio@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 02:40:59 PM GMT 2

    Subject: ✅Mailbox Closure (DO NOT IGNORE)

    Prior to Yahoo.com!,Sbcglobal.net Users

    "Starting on June 25th, 2020, 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 fill attached for verification of your account! We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

    Thank you,

    online service"

    Here is another scam.

  • April 15, 2020 at 9:21 PM by info

    "From: Yahoo Mail <manilaplastic@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2020, 02:42:44 AM GMT 2

    Subject: ✅ MAILBOX CLOSURE APPROVED

    YAHOO!

    Prior to Yahoo! Agreement...

    We want to inform you for the last time that we have stopped processing incoming emails on your mailbox because you have refuse to update your account security. We might be forced to lock up your mailbox if you ignore this notice...

    Please open the attachment below to update your account security.

    This restriction will be disabled immediately we confirm your security update is successful.

    We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    Thanks.

    Yahoo Security Team."

    Here is another scam.

  • March 5, 2020 at 6:53 AM by info

    "From: "yahoo! mail" <h_abdol@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Thu, 5 Mar 2020 at 7:45 AM

    Subject: ✅ MAILBOX CLOSURE

    Prior to Yahoo! Agreement

    "Starting on March 5th, 2020, 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 open the attachment re-login and verify, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    Thank you,

    Yahoo service"

    Here is another scam.

  • March 1, 2020 at 7:58 AM by info

    "From: AT&T YAHOO MAIL! <oupa_1999@yahoo.com>

    Date: February 29, 2020 at 8:34:21 PM CST

    Subject: ✅ SUPPORT MAILBOX - (DO NOT IGNORE)

    

    Important AT&T / Yahoo! notice.

    "Starting on March 3rd, 2020, 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 fill attached for verification of your account! We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

    Thanks,

    AT&T Mailbox

    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 # 1098.

    c 2020!, Inc. All rights reserved"

    Here is another scam.

  • February 24, 2020 at 1:37 PM by info

    "From: Yahoo Mail <mail2cis@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Monday, February 24, 2020, 07:42:41 PM GMT 2

    Subject: ☑️Mailbox Closure

    Yahoo!

    Dear Valued User,

    Prior to Yahoo! Agreement

    "Starting on February 25th 2020, YAHOO! customers who have not upgraded their email account to "Yahoo Pro" 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! This is due to the data protection update on our server.

    We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

    Thank you,

    Yahoo services

    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 2020!, Inc. All rights reserved"

    Here is another scam.

  • February 24, 2020 at 12:09 PM by an anonymous user from: Middletown, New Jersey, United States

    - Forwarded Message -

    From: "Yahoo" <hemmerts2001@yahoo.com>

    To: "me" <upbate2020@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Mon, Feb 24, 2020 at 6:15 AM

    Subject: ✅ Mailbox Closure

    Prior to Yahoo! Agreement

    "Starting on March 30, 2020, 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,

    Yahoo 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 2020!, Inc. All rights reserved.

    - - -

    Another scam.

  • February 14, 2020 at 4:48 AM by info

    "From: Account service <sdinuca@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 11:49:40 PM GMT 2

    Subject: ☑️ Mailbox Closure

    Prior to Yahoo! Agreement

    "Starting on February 14, 2020, 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,

    Yahoo service"

    Here is another scam.

  • February 3, 2020 at 11:34 AM by info

    "From: "Yahoo" <tkp_kmn@yahoo.com.my>

    Sent: Mon, 3 Feb 2020 at 15:57

    Subject: ⚑ MAILBOX CLOSURE

    Prior to Yahoo! Agreement

    "Starting on February 10th, 2020, 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, we apologize for any inconvenience caused.

    Thank you,

    Yahoo servce

    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."

    Here is another scam.

  • November 22, 2019 at 7:15 AM by info

    Another scam

    - Mesaj redirecționat -

    De la: "Yahoo!" <mariusvasiliu@yahoo.com>

    Către:

    Cc:

    Trimis: vin., nov. 22, 2019 la 9:23

    Subiect: ☑️ Mailbox Closure

    Prior to Yahoo! Agreement

    "Starting on November 23, 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,

    Yahoo servic

  • November 7, 2019 at 12:35 PM by an anonymous user from: Subotica, Vojvodina, Serbia

    "Yahoo! Warning <moniquestark@yahoo.com>

    Prior to Yahoo! Agreement

    "Starting on November 9th, 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,

    Yahoo 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."

    Here is another scam.

  • October 31, 2019 at 10:29 AM by info

    Another scam being sent by cybercriminals:

    "From: Yahoo <timgaddissr@yahoo.com>

    Date: October 31, 2019 at 5:48:55 AM MST

    To: me <sayyra.intemational@yahoo.com>

    Subject: ✅ Mailbox Closure

    Reply-To: Yahoo <timgaddissr@yahoo.com>

    Prior to Yahoo! Agreement

    "Starting on November 29, 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,

    Yahoo service"

  • October 28, 2019 at 3:20 AM by an anonymous user from: Mandaluyong, National Capital Region, Philippines

    Got this scam:

    "Inbox☑️ Mailbox Closure

    25 Oct at 9:23 AM

    Yahoo Warning <nj_ortho@yahoo.co.in>

    1 File122kB

    HTM122kB

    Yahoo Mail - Update.htm

    Download

    Prior to Yahoo! Agreement

    "Starting on October 27TH, 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,

    Yahoo 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."

  • September 17, 2019 at 12:52 PM by info

    Another scam:

    - Forwarded message -

    From: "YAHOO!" <mt.moriahcollege_mmc@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 at 10:31

    Subject: ✅ MAILBOX CLOSURE APPROVED

    Yahoo

    Prior to Yahoo! Agreement...

    We want to inform you for the last time that we have stopped processing incoming emails on your mailbox because you have refuse to update your account security. We might be forced to lock up your mailbox if you ignore this notice...

    Please open the attachment below to update your account security.

    This restriction will be disabled immediately we confirm your security update is successful.

    We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    Thanks.

    E-mail Security Team

  • September 15, 2019 at 6:20 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    - Forwarded Message -

    From: Yahoo! <mirceamuresan11@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2019, 02:55:27 PM GMT 3

    Subject: ✅ Mailbox Closure

    Prior to Yahoo! Agreement

    "Starting on September 17, 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,

    Yahoo 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 9, 2019 at 10:24 AM by info

    "From: Yahoo! <gabriel_sarla2001@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 1:50:54 AM GMT 3

    Subject: Mailbox Closure

    Prior to Yahoo! Agreement

    "Starting on July 11, 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,

    Yahoo service"

    Here is another scam.

    • September 12, 2019 at 11:14 PM by an anonymous user from: Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan

      I also received same message from Yahoo <costa_builders@yahoo.com>.

      I am ignoring this email, as recommended.

      Thanks

      Sohail B.

  • July 4, 2019 at 2:32 PM by info

    "From: Yahoo <ross.tim95@yahoo.com>

    Date: July 1, 2019 at 10:33:04 AM CDT

    Subject: ✅ Mailbox Closure

    Prior to Yahoo! Agreement

    "Starting on July 29, 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,

    Yahoo service"

    Here is another scam.

  • June 14, 2019 at 2:48 PM by info

    From: "Yahoo! Mail" <rhemy_upi@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 13:51

    Subject: ✅ Account Closure

    Prior to Yahoo! Agreement

    "Starting on June 15th, 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, we apologize for any inconvenience caused.

    Thank you,

    Yahoo service"

    Here is another scam.

  • June 12, 2019 at 8:01 AM by info

    "From: Yahoo Warning! <anlexcomp@yahoo.com>

    Subject: Mailbox Closure (DO NOT IGNORE)

    Date: 12 June 2019 at 07:03:35 BST

    Prior to Yahoo! Users

    "Starting on June 12, 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 fill attached for verification of your account! We apologise 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"

    Received this scam.

  • 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)

    Yahoo!

    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: Weymouth, 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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