"Yahoo Account Termination Notice" Phishing Scams

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.

Yahoo Account Termination Notice Phishing Scams

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.

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July 6, 2020 at 8:35 PM by
"Yahoo Account Termination Notice" Phishing Scams
an anonymous user from: Plano, Texas, United States

"From: Yahoo Mail <nanaspacas@yahoo.com>

Date: July 6, 2020 at 8:28:52 AM CDT

Subject: Email Termination

Reply-To: Yahoo Mail <nanaspacas@yahoo.com>


The Classic version of your mail will be replaced by our new version on 6, July 2020. So it's time to upgrade, before you lose your email access.


Protecting your information is important to us and we work continuously to strengthen the threats targeting our Financial Institution.

Thank you for your continued loyalty and support.



AVerizon Company"

Here is another scam.


May 29, 2020 at 8:17 PM by
"Yahoo Account Termination Notice" Phishing Scams
an anonymous user from: Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

"Yahoo Alert! <support@kovaibio.in>



Thu, 28 May at 1:27 pm

For your security we disabled all images and links in this email. If you believe it is safe to use, mark this message as not spam.Show images

Dear User,

Our record indicates your account is not updated, which may lead to the close down of your account.

If you don't update your account, you will not be able to send and receive emails again, and you will no longer have access to many of our latest features for improved Conversations, Contacts and Attachments.

Take a minute to update your account for a faster and full featured mail experience

Update Your Account

Note: Failure to update your mailbox will lead to permanent deactivation of your account.


Yahoo Account Team.


Attachments cannot be downloaded.Learn more




Is this one of them?


May 29, 2020 at 10:34 PM by
"Yahoo Account Termination Notice" Phishing Scams

Yes, it is a scam.


March 6, 2020 at 6:47 PM by
"Yahoo Account Termination Notice" Phishing Scams

"De la: "yahoo inc" <iacob_dyana12@yahoo.com>


Trimis: vin., mar. 6, 2020 la 11:24

Subiect: Email Termination Notice! (FINAL WARNING)


Dear User,

Account expired

Your email will be closed at 03/6/2020

Dear User

This message is being sent to you to inform you that your account will expire on 03/06/2020

If you wish to continue using this account please upgrade to our services. Ignoring this message will cause the account to be closed

Update your account

Note: This upgrade is required immediately after receiving this message

Thank you

Security account team"

Here is another scam.


November 22, 2019 at 7:16 AM by
"Yahoo Account Termination Notice" Phishing Scams

I got this phishing scam

- Forwarded Message -

From: Email Service <boon0111@hotmail.com>

Sent: Friday, November 22, 2019, 04:02:36 AM GMT 2

Subject: Account Termination Notice (ID 40219)

Dear Account User,

We have received an instruction to Terminate this account due to violation of termination.

code in our new policy and products (ID 40219)

We recommend that you re-verify your account to avoid Termination of your account.

Please open the ATTACHMENT to re-verify your account.

Thank You.

Yahoo Team.


November 15, 2019 at 2:41 PM by
"Yahoo Account Termination Notice" Phishing Scams
an anonymous user from: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Twice in two days, I've gotten cancellation notices from them. The typos were a dead giveaway in the first, but none in the second. They say I requested the cancellation and are implementing it. BS.


November 15, 2019 at 10:25 AM by
"Yahoo Account Termination Notice" Phishing Scams
an anonymous user from: Scotts Valley, California, United States

"From: Yahoo! Mail

Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2019 10:04 PM

Subject: ✅ Termination!

Prior to Yahoo! Agreement

Dear Subscriber

"Starting on nov 16th, 2019, YAHOO! customers who have not updated their email account will no longer be able to log in to their Yahoo and through email addresses.

Customers will have to Verify their email address to confirm

kindly click on the attachment re-login and verify, we apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Thank you,

online service

Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.

For assistance, log in to your email! website and choose the "Help" link on any page.

Customer Service Email ID # 1009.

c 2019!, Inc. All rights reserve"

Here is another scam.


November 13, 2019 at 1:50 PM by
"Yahoo Account Termination Notice" Phishing Scams
an anonymous user from: London, England, United Kingdom

And another one:

Yahoo! Warning <kathyrudolph@yahoo.com>

8 Nov at 16:25

Prior to Yahoo! Agreement

"Starting on November 10th, 2019, YAHOO! customers who have not updated their email account will no longer be able to log in to their Yahoo and through email addresses.

Customers will have to Verify their email address to confirm

kindly click on the attachment re-login and verify now! we apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Thank you,

Yahoo service


November 6, 2019 at 5:06 PM by
"Yahoo Account Termination Notice" Phishing Scams

Here is another scam

- Forwarded Message -

From: Yahoo! Mail <srazmologov@yahoo.com>

To: noreply@yahoo-grp.com <noreply@yahoo-grp.com>

Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 08:42:28 AM CST

Subject: Please verify your account closing proceeding


Dear User,

You requested that we deactivate your account today, We are proceeding at your request now.Thanks for using our service.

If you did not request or you think this is an error kindly visit ITS Help-Desk Here verify and accept our new terms and conditions.

Note: Failure to comply might lead to permanent deactivation.

Have a great day!




October 7, 2019 at 12:45 PM by
"Yahoo Account Termination Notice" Phishing Scams

Here is another scam:

- Forwarded Message -

From: Yahoo Security. <service-99048578@yah-inc.corn>

To: "donotreply@yah.info" <donotreply@yah.info>

Sent: Monday, October 7, 2019, 3:43:27 PM GMT 2

Subject: Tick#009946488-You requested Termination.


An update was made to your Mail account

Dear User,

You requested that we terminate your account today, we are proceeding at your request now.Thanks for using our service.

If you requested for this click continue.

If you did not request or you think this is an error kindly click void and stop process immediately.

Thank You,

Yahoo Services.

Yahoo Security S


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"Yahoo Account Termination Notice" Phishing Scams