"Yahoo Account Termination Notice" Phishing Scams

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.

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 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 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 info

      Yes, it is a scam.

  • March 6, 2020 at 6:47 PM by info

    "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 info

    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 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 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 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 info

    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 info

    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

  • July 6, 2019 at 10:45 AM by info

    "From: Yahoo <profweber@yahoo.de>

    Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2019, 01:28:51 PM GMT 2

    Subject: 🚫 FINAL WARNING: Account Termination Request*(do not ignore)


    Dear Valued User,

    Your account has been blacklisted due to phishing

    and spamming activities from your mail box stop action now.


    Or lose full access to mail box after 24 hours of opening this warning message.

    Thank You,

    Yahoo! Administrators"

    Here is another scam.

  • June 17, 2019 at 8:09 PM by info

    "From: YAHOO! Mail <karriew81@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Monday, June 17, 2019, 7:03:12 PM CDT

    Subject: Account Termination Notice! (FINAL WARNING)


    Hi user.

    Your account is (Blacklisted) and need to be verified before 24 hours,

    Notice: Email would be shutdown shortly

    For a better experience verify your YAHOO! Account:

    Follow the attach below to recover your account.

    Visit your Account Information page below to review your account recovery data on file.


    Yahoo Mail! 2019 update"

    Another scam.

  • March 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



    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.




    Replies sent to this email cannot be answered."

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