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The "Yahoo Avoid Account Suspension" Phishing Scam

Yahoo users, be aware of "Yahoo Avoid Account Suspension" email messages like the one below, which claim that you need to update your mailbox in order to receive new messages. 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 Avoid Account Suspension Phishing Scam
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The "Yahoo Avoid Account Suspension" Phishing Scam

From: "Service Feedback" - qunfjhh.nrux@tpg.com.au

Sent: Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 2:52 PM

Subject: UPDATE YOUR E-MAIL

Yahoo User

Your incoming messages were placed on hold due to our recent upgrade on our database. Kindly UPDATE your mail-box to receive new messages that are pending,and to avoid suspension

CLICK UPDATE

Thank you,

Yahoo Customer Support.

Copyright 2019 Inc.

Avoid account suspension

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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  • March 23, 2020 at 10:48 PM by info

    "From: Yahoo Mail <ramank_1@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 05:36:51 AM GMT 2

    Subject: Important Update Terms of Service & Privacy Policy To Avoid The Suspension.

    YAHOO

    Dear user,

    Your Yahoo account has been marked for immediate shutdown due to non-

    verification.

    Please follow the attachment below to verify and prevent loss of account.

    This warning will expire in 48 hours!

    We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

    Sincerely

    Yahoo! Mail Team

    Copyright ©2020 Yahoo! Administrator all rights reserved."

    Here is another scam.

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