The "Yahoo Account Shutdown Notification" Phishing Scam
From: Yahoo Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Yahoo Account Shutdown Notification [Do Not Ignore]
Date: September 11, 2018 at 12:06:19 AM PDT
Reply-To: Yahoo Mail email@example.com
Your mailbox is almost full.
Your account has exceeded its megabyte limit and needs to be verified.
Verify within 48hours, to avoid account suspension
Click here to verify you email account
Replies sent to this email cannot be answered.
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.