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The "Yahoo Mailbox Shutdown Notification Alert" Phishing Scams

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The "Yahoo Mailbox Shutdown Notification Alert" Phishing Scams

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Yahoo users, be aware of "mailbox shutdown" email messages like the one below, which claim that you need to update or upgrade your Yahoo account or else your account will be terminated. The fake 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 Mailbox Shutdown Notification Alert" Phishing Scam

From: ✅Yahoo! Mail <paiprp@yahoo.com>

Sent: Monday, September 3, 2018, 7:28:31 AM GMT+8

Subject: Mailbox shutdown (Final warning) !!

YAHOO NOTIFICATION ALERT!

Dear User,

We are sorry for any inconveniences. Several months ago you were given a notice that your Yahoo! mail needed to be updated regarding the latest Yahoo Mail 7.1. Please update your Account now for security purpose. Failure to do so will result immediate account termination.

Please Open the attachment to update your account now.

Yahoo! Privacy Team

Yahoo! Inc.

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, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • August 28, 2019 at 12:03 AM by info

    "From: yahoo.com <patrick@cpasite.com>

    Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2019, 01:03:00 PM CDT

    Subject: Account Shut-Down

    Dear,

    You need to Update your yahoo.com security and Mailbox before 24hours

    to avoid account shutdown.

    Click Here to update.

    Failure will lead to final shutdown of.

    Thanks,

    yahoo.com 2019."

    Here is another scam.

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  • July 10, 2019 at 9:28 AM by info

    "From: "Yahoo" <fremaread@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 12:39 AM

    Subject: Mailbox shutdown (Do not ignore)

    Dear Valued User,

    Due to recent online security incidents, your account has been blacklisted under the yahoo mail terms due to your e-mail account verification failure.

    Please note that with subsequent verification failure, Yahoo may terminate its service for your account. So to continue using your account please OPEN ATTACH TO ACTIVATE. To prevent your email from being shut down.

    Best regards,

    Account Services,

    Yahoo Mail Team

    Copyright Oct 2019 Inc."

    Here is another scam.

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  • February 19, 2019 at 4:34 PM by info

    I received this today. I have not replied nor opened the attachment. Hope you catch these people.

    ----- Forwarded Message -----

    From: MAIL SERVICE <emeel.moory@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 7:22:04 AM EST

    Subject: Yahoo Notification: MailBox At Risk! (Action Requested)

    Yahoo

    Dear User,

    Your MailBox Might be at Risk and has low Email security.

    Kindly use the below attachment to help desk to update and increase

    Email Security and avoid Email Phishing.

    Failure to Update Email will lead to permanent Closure of Email.

    Yahoo Inc.

    ©2019. All Rights Reserved.

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  • October 18, 2018 at 11:26 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: ✅Yahoo! Mail <elagecheokachi@yahoo.com>

    Date: October 18, 2018 at 10:58:30 AM EDT

    Subject: Shutdown Mailbox (Final warning)!!

    YAHOO NOTIFICATION ALERT!

    Dear User,

    We are sorry for any inconveniences. Several months ago you were given a notice that your Yahoo! mail needed to be updated regarding the latest Yahoo Mail 7.1. Please update your Account now for security purpose. Failure to do so will result immediate account termination.

    Please Open the attachment to update your account now.

    Yahoo! Privacy Team

    Yahoo! Inc."

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  • October 17, 2018 at 1:48 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded message -----

    From: Yahoo Mail <adel.emam12@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 16:58:25 BST

    Subject: Mailbox shutdown (Final warning) !!

    YAHOO!

    We informed you that your account will be closed ON 16/10/2018 because you have been ignoring all our update messages sent you.

    If you wish to continue using your account update now to continue using our service.

    Click Here To Update

    Notice: Ignoring this message will cause your account to be terminated without your permission.

    Thanks ,

    Sincerely

    Yahoo Protector ©2018

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  • September 12, 2018 at 11:32 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

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

    Subject: Yahoo Account Shutdown Notification [Do Not Ignore]

    Date: September 11, 2018 at 12:06:19 AM PDT

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

    Yahoo!

    Yahoo! account

    Account Notification

    Your mailbox is almost full.

    1969MB

    2000MB

    Current size

    Maximum size

    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."

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The "Yahoo Mailbox Shutdown Notification Alert" Phishing Scams