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Beware of "Yahoo Email Exceeded the Storage Limit" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Yahoo Email Exceeded the Storage Limit" Phishing Scam

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The "Yahoo Email Exceeded the Storage Limit" email message below, which claims the recipients have exceeded their storage limit is a phishing scam. The phishing email message is being sent by cybercriminals to trick Yahoo users into clicking on the link in it, by falsely claiming that their email accounts will be closed if they do not take action. But, the link in the email message goes to a fake Yahoo website that will ask visitors to sign-in. Once visitors attempt to sign into the fake website with their Yahoo usernames and passwords, their information will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the phishing scam.

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The "Yahoo Email Exceeded the Storage Limit" Phishing Scam

From: Yahoo Support jun_nucup@yahoo.com

Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 11:53:07 AM GMT+8

Subject: Account Blockage Notification!!!

YAHOO

Dear User,

Your E-mail has exceeded the storage limit. You can not make fully use of yourmail account until you re-validate your mail.

To re-validate the mailbox open the attached Yahoo! re-validation form to continue.

This is a service announcement regarding your account-

Failure to comply to this notification will lead to permanent closure of your mail account.

Thanks!

Support dept.

Once the cybercriminals have received the stolen Yahoo usernames and passwords, they will use it to hijack their potential victims’ accounts and use the accounts fraudulently. This is why Yahoo user should never click on links in email messages to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly to https://mail.yahoo.com and sign into their email accounts from there. If there is someone that needs to be done their accounts, they will be notified after signing in.

Yahoo users whose accounts have already been hijacked are asked to go to https://mail.yahoo.com and click the "Trouble signing in?" link for help regaining access to their accounts.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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