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Beware of "Yahoo Account Termination Notice" Phishing Scams

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Beware of "Yahoo Account Termination Notice" Phishing Scams

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Yahoo users, be aware of "Account Termination Notice" email messages like the one below, which claim that the recipients' accounts have been blacklisted and marked for deletion under the new Yahoo Oath Brand Network Service. The 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.

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The "Yahoo Account Termination Notice" Phishing Scam

From: "Yahoo" renato.devilla@yahoo.com

Sent: Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 6:34 PM

Subject: Reminder:Account Termination Notice (DO NOT IGNORE)

We have a new unified Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

Dear Member,

Due to Recent Online Security Incidents and Upgrades on our Network,

Your Account has been BLACKLISTED and marked for deletion under the new Yahoo oath Brand Network Service due to Subsequent Account Verification Failure on your Account.

Our Service Team will Terminate its Service to Your Account if Verification is not Done soon.

We recommend you verify your account a to avoid termination and closure of your account in the network brand

Please use the attached Yahoo file to update and verify your account.

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.

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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  • Mar 25, 2019 at 10:09 PM by info

    Another scam:

    "From: "Yahoo" <noreply-alert@yah.inc>
    Date: March 25, 2019 at 1:43:01 PM EDT
    Subject: Account termination

    Yahoo

    Hi,

    On March 25 2019, we received a request from you to terminate your Yahoo account

    We are processing your request and your account will be terminated in the next 72 hours until we hear from you

    If this wasn't you, please cancel the request here.

    Thanks,
    Yahoo
    Yahoo

    Replies sent to this email cannot be answered."

    remove

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