"Yahoo! FAQ-Code Mail Shut-Down" Phishing Scams

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Yahoo users, be aware of "Yahoo! FAQ-Code Mail Shut-Down" email messages like the one below, which claim that your account will be blocked in response to a complaint received by the administrator. The fake email messages are phishing scams being sent by cybercriminals to steal Yahoo usernames and passwords, by tricking Yahoo users into visiting a phishing website that steals email account credentials.

Yahoo! FAQ-Code Mail Shut-Down Phishing Scams
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The "Yahoo! FAQ-Code Mail Shut-Down" Phishing Scam

From: @Yahoo! extinguishing Service Team <ytabnl@comcast.net>

Sent: Monday, July 23, 2018, 11:04:47 AM EDT

Subject: @Yahoo! FAQ-Code- "Mail Shut-Down"

Dear Member,

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:-

Sincerely,

Mail Service.

©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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  • July 23, 2018 at 8:06 PM by an anonymous user from: Weymouth, England, United Kingdom

    Most scams say you're running out of space, yahoo gives you 1,000 MBs so you're very very unlikely to EVER run out space. Just be aware of it

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