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"Yahoo Your Email Account will be Blocked In Response to a Complaint" Phishing Scam

The "Yahoo! OATH Shut-Off Team" email message below which claims that the recipients' email account will be blocked in response to a complaint received by the administration, is a phishing scam created to steal email account usernames and passwords. The email message was not sent by your email provider, but by cyber-criminals, whose intentions are to hijack email accounts and use them for malicious purposes. So, recipients of the same email message are advised to delete it and not to follow the instructions in it.

Yahoo Your Email Account will be Blocked In Response to a Complaint Phishing Scam
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The "Your Email Account will be Blocked in Response to a Complaint" Phishing Scam

From: Yahoo! Shut-Off Team <msa@a2.net>

Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 2:04:49 PM PDT

Subject: @Yahoo! OATH FAQ- DT-29053

YAHOO!

Dear Member,

Your account will be blocked in response to a complaint received by our administrator.

According to provision 14.1 of Terms and Conditions. Kindly confirm your account is still active and in use by clicking the validation link below:

Solve De-activation

Sincerely,

Yahoo Team.

©2018 Mail Service Inc. All Rights Reserved

The link in the email message goes to a fake Yahoo website, which will attempt to trick the cyber-criminals' potential victims into entering their usernames and passwords on it. If the potential victims enter their Yahoo usernames and passwords on the fake website, it will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the email scam, who will use the information to hijack their accounts.

If you have received the same email message, please go directly to your email account instead of clicking on the links in the email message. And, if there is anything wrong with your account, it will be shown to you after signing in. If you were tricked by the phishing email, please change your Yahoo password immediately.

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  • November 8, 2018 at 10:57 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    - Forwarded Message -

    From: Yahoo! <tandreevska@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Thursday, November 8, 2018 12:49 PM

    Subject: Re: New account feature [Incident: 140204-128557 2

    Your Account Will Be Blocked!

    Your Account will Expires Wednesday, Wednesday /14/11/2018

    To activate your account please click this link and login your Yahoo account, click here www.yahoactivea.weebly.com

    YOU WILL LOSE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IF YOU DO NOT UPGRADE YOUR ACCOUNT IF YOU INSIST TO LOGIN YOUR ACCOUNT AS CORRECTLY Indicated .

    UPGRADE IS FREE OFF CHARGE.

    Thanks.

    Yahoo! Inc © 201 8 All Rights Reserved

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"Yahoo Your Email Account will be Blocked In Response to a Complaint" Phishing Scam