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The "Yahoo Closing of your mailbox is Being Processed" Phishing Scam

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The "Yahoo Closing of your mailbox is Being Processed" Phishing Scam

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Yahoo users, if you have received the "Closing of your mailbox is Being Processed" email message below, which claims the processing of your incoming emails will be stopped, please delete the same email and do not follow the instructions in it. This is because the email is phishing scam being sent by cybercriminals to trick Yahoo users into clicking on the link in them, which goes to phishing websites that steal Yahoo usernames and passwords.

The "Closing of your mailbox is Being Processed" Email Scam

From: YAHOO! <byabusha@yahoo.com>

Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2019, 10:30:53 AM EDT

Subject: Important Update: Closing of your mailbox is being processed

Yahoo Upgrade

This is to notify you for the final time that we will stopped processing incoming email and files on your account

Since you have refused to upgrade your account to our new service and we will be forced to De-activate your account if this notice is ignored

UPGRADE NOW

Note: This upgrade is required immediately after receiving this message.

Thanks,

Account team ©2019.

Yahoo users should never click on a link to sign into their accounts; they should instead, go directly to mail.yahoo.com or yahoo.com and sign-in from there. Once they are signed in, they will be alerted to updates, changes or other important notifications. Going directly to Yahoo’s website to sign into their accounts, will protect Yahoo users from phishing links that go to fake websites that steal usernames and passwords. Phishing websites steal their visitors’ usernames and passwords by asking them to sign into their accounts on the same fake website. Once visitors to the websites attempt to sign-in, their usernames and passwords (credentials) will be sent to the cybercriminals responsible for the phishing websites. As soon as the cyber criminals receive their potential victims’ usernames and passwords, they will sign into their accounts, hijack and use them fraudulently.

Yahoo users who have been tricked by the "Update to Yahoo Mail 7.1" or "Yahoo Warning Mailbox Limited" email scam, are asked to change their Yahoo passwords immediately before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently.

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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The "Yahoo Closing of your mailbox is Being Processed" Phishing Scam