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"Yahoo Your Mail Version is Outdated" Phishing Scam

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"Yahoo Your Mail Version is Outdated" Phishing Scam

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The "Yahoo Your Mail Version is Outdated" email message below, which claims recipients' Yahoo Mail version is outdated and has expired, is a phishing scam being used to target Yahoo customers. The phishing email message, which also claims that if the recipients do not update their information, their accounts will be permanently closed, is being sent by cybercriminals to trick Yahoo customers into clicking on the link in it. The link in the email message goes to a fake Yahoo website that will ask visitors to sign-in. Once visitors attempt to sign into the fake website with their Yahoo credentials, the information will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the phishing scam.

The "Yahoo Your Mail Version is Outdated" Phishing Scam

From: Yahoo! Mail Team - yah00@noreply.comms.us.yah00.com

Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 8:52:27 AM CDT

Subject: Final upgrade

Image result for yahoo logo

Your Mail version is outdated,

Follow the link below and accept our new terms and conditions

for new improvements on your account.

Failure to Upgrade to the newest Yahoo Mail 10.1 now will result

to a permanent account closure

www.yahoo-sign-in/verify/index.com

Thanks,

Yahoo! Mail Team

Please do not reply to this message. Mail sent to this address cannot be answer

Once the cybercriminals have received the stolen Yahoo credentials, they will use it to hijack their potential victims’ accounts and use the accounts fraudulently. This is why Yahoo customers should never click on links in email messages to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly to https://www.yahoo.com/ and sign into their email accounts from there. If there is someone that needs to be done their accounts, they will be notified after signing in.

Yahoo customers who have been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to contact Yahoo for help.

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  • May 7, 2019 at 6:39 AM by info

    Another fake email:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----

    From: Yahoo <cload_bpo@yahoo.com.ph>

    Sent: Monday, May 6, 2019, 11:49:56 PM EDT

    Subject: YAHOO SECURITY WARNING

    Yahoo Mail

    Dear Valued User,

    Your Mail version is outdated,

    Failure to Update to the newest Yahoo Mail 7.1 now will result to a permanent account closure.

    Take a minute to update your account for a faster, safer and full-featured

    UPDATE NOW

    Thanks.

    Yahoo Mail

    remove

  • April 11, 2019 at 10:43 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----

    From: Yahoo! Mail Team <yah00@noreply.comms.us.yah00.com>

    Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 6:51:39 AM PDT

    Subject: Security upgrade

    Your Mail version is outdated,

    Follow the link below and accept our new terms and conditions

    for new improvements on your account.

    Failure to Upgrade to the newest Yahoo Mail 10.1 now will result

    to a permanent account closure

    www.yahoo-sign-in/verify/index.com

    Thanks,

    Yahoo! Mail Team

    remove

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