The "Your Email Account will be Blocked in Response to a Complaint" Phishing Scam
From: Yahoo! Shut-Off Team <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 2:04:49 PM PDT
Subject: @Yahoo! OATH FAQ- DT-29053
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:
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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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