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"Yahoo Request To Close Down Your Email Account" Phishing Scam

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"Yahoo Request To Close Down Your Email Account" Phishing Scam

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Yahoo users, be aware of "Request To Close Down Your Email Account" email messages like the one below, which claim that a request to close down your accounts is being processed. 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.

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The "Yahoo Request To Close Down Your Email Account" Phishing Scam

From: Julie Dembek Julie@ironsideig.com

Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 2:19:20 PM EST

Subject: Important Message Alert

YAHOO

Dear Valued User,

We received your request to close down your email account.

We will process your request within 24 hours.

If this was you, you don't need to do anything else. If it was not you, Kindly sign

in to Cancel the request by visiting: https://login.yahoo.com/account/cancel-request

Failure to follow this notification will lead to All files on your Email including

(Inbox, Sent, Spam, Trash, Draft) will be deleted and access to your Email

will be DENIED if you ignore this notification.

Thanks,

Yahoo

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 and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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