The "Yahoo Incoming Messages Placed on Hold Due Recent Upgrade" Phishing Scam

Yahoo users, be aware of "Yahoo Incoming Messages Placed on Hold Due Recent Upgrade" 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 Incoming Messages Placed on Hold Due Recent Upgrade Phishing Scam

The "Yahoo Incoming Messages Placed on Hold Due Recent Upgrade" 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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  • July 5, 2019 at 7:25 PM by info

    "From: Mail Services <lbfiore@centurylink.net>

    Sent: ‎Saturday‎, ‎July‎ ‎22‎, ‎2017‎ ‎08‎:‎03‎:‎35‎ ‎AM‎ ‎EDT

    Subject: Incoming Mail

    Yahoo!

    Dear Valued User,

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

    Thanks for your cooperation

    Yahoo! Team"

    Here is another scam.

  • May 2, 2019 at 7:59 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: AT&T Member Services <desertlakesb@sbcglobal.net>

    Date: May 1, 2019 at 9:34:32 AM PDT

    Subject: Incoming Mail Alert

    Reply-To: AT&T Member Services <desertlakesb@sbcglobal.net>

    AT&T! Mail

    Dear User,

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

    Thanks for using AT&T!

    Sincerely,

    ©2019 AT&T! . All Rights Reserved."

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The "Yahoo Incoming Messages Placed on Hold Due Recent Upgrade" Phishing Scam