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
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.
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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