The "Yahoo! FAQ-Code Mail Shut-Down" Phishing Scam
From: @Yahoo! extinguishing Service Team <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, July 23, 2018, 11:04:47 AM EDT
Subject: @Yahoo! FAQ-Code- "Mail Shut-Down"
Your mail account will be blocked in response to a complaint received by the 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:
Solved this De-activation:-
©Yahoo 2018 Mail Service Inc. All Rights Reserve
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.
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