The "Yahoo Email Upgrade Notification" Phishing Scams Being Sent by Cybercriminals

Yahoo users, be aware of fake "upgrade notifications" emails 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 emails 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 Email Upgrade Notification Phishing Scams Being Sent by Cybercriminals
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The "Yahoo Email Upgrade Notification" Phishing Scam

From: Yahoo Mail Administrator markalote@yahoo.com

To: yahoo@mail.comms.yahoo.net

Sent: Monday, January 14, 2019, 8:51:23 AM EST

Subject: Email Notification: This is your Final Notice to Upgrade

Yahoo!

Email Upgrade Notification.

Attn:

With courtesy to you. We noticed that you have been ignoring our message to upgrade your email. We are about to stop incoming mails to your email if you don't upgrade to our latest version within 48 hours from receiving this message.

You need to upgrade your email immediately. Please re-login from Upgrade here and your email will be upgraded automatically.

Do not discard, this notice is not an invoice, it's courtesy reminder to upgrade.

We are sorry for the inconvenient.

Yahoo Team 2019.

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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  • October 30, 2019 at 7:59 AM by info

    Here is another scam

    - Forwarded Message -

    From: Yahoo <micrometal2000@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 6:50:50 PM PDT

    Subject: SECURITY SERVICE.. 2019 Upgrade..

    Dear User, This is to inform you for the final time that from 31th Oct 2019, being Tomorrow we will discontinue support on your account and security. If you choose not to renew your account on or before 31th Oct 2019, You will no longer have access to your email and many of the latest features for. Note: Take a minute to renew your account for a faster, safer and full-featured experience. Please use the attachment to update your account. Regards, Yahoo! Technical GroupPlease 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.

    YahooSECURITY SERVICE.. 2019 Upgrade..

    Dear User,

    This is to inform you for the final time that from 31th Oct 2019, being Tomorrow we will discontinue support on your account and security.

    If you choose not to renew your account on or before 31th Oct 2019,

    You will no longer have access to your email and many of the latest features for.

    Note: Take a minute to renew your account for a faster, safer and full-featured experience.

    Please use the attachment to update your account.

    Regards,

    Yahoo! Technical Group

  • April 1, 2019 at 3:55 PM by an anonymous user from: Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

    Today received an email from yahoo@mail.coms.yahoo.net

    about upgrading... presume it’s a fake address! Will yahoo confirm.

  • February 17, 2019 at 3:44 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Yahoo Mail Administrator <dorrier509@yahoo.com>

    Date: February 12, 2019 at 1:33:54 PM EST

    To: "Yahoo! Inc." <yahoo@daily.comms.yahoo.net>

    Subject: Upgrade: This is your Final Notice to Upgrade your email address.

    Reply-To: Yahoo Mail Administrator <dorrier509@yahoo.com>

    Yahoo!

    Email Upgrade Notification.

    Attn:

    With courtesy to you. We noticed that you have been ignoring our message to upgrade your email. We are about to stop incoming mails to your email if you don't upgrade to our latest version within 48 hours from receiving this message.

    You need to upgrade your email immediately. Please re-login from Upgrade here and your email will be upgraded automatically.

    Do not discard, this notice is not an invoice, it's courtesy reminder to upgrade.

    We are sorry for the inconvenient.

    Yahoo Team 2019."

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