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"Yahoo Account Closure Warning" Phishing Scams

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"Yahoo Account Closure Warning" Phishing Scams

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Yahoo users, be aware of fake "Account Closure Warning" email messages like the one below, which claim that your accounts will no longer be available or terminated if you do not upgrade. The 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 Account Closure Warning" Phishing Scam

From: "Joe Digno" - joedigno@yahoo.com

To:

Sent: Mon, Apr 22, 2019 at 8:08 AM

Subject: ACCOUNT CLOSURE WARNING

Yahoo

Dear email user,

This version of your mailbox will no longer be available.

This message is to notify you that your mailbox will be terminated if it is not upgraded.

If you wish to continue using this account, we encourage you to upgrade to the latest version now.

Upgrade now

Note: This upgrade requires immediate attention after receiving this message.

Thank and Regards,

Yahoo! Mail Team.

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.

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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  • July 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM by info

    "From: Yahoo Warning!! <welcome2theuk@yahoo.com>

    Date: 9 July 2019 at 21:54:05 BST

    Subject: ✅ ACCOUNT CLOSURE (FINAL WARNING!!!)

    Reply-To: Yahoo Warning!! <welcome2theuk@yahoo.com>

    Prior to AT&T / Yahoo! Agreement

    "Starting on July 10, 2019, YAHOO! customers who have not updated their email account will no longer be able to log in to their Yahoo and through email addresses.

    Customers will have to Verify their email address to confirm

    kindly click on the attachment re-login and verify, we apologize for any inconvenience caused.

    Thank you,

    online service"

    Here is another scam.

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  • July 6, 2019 at 10:23 AM by info

    "From: Yahoo Warning!! <louisemitchell32@yahoo.com>

    Date: 5 July 2019 at 15:10:10 BST

    To: "yahooon-linesecurity@inc.com" <yahooon-linesecurity@inc.com>

    Subject: ✅ ACCOUNT CLOSURE (FINAL WARNING!!!)

    Prior to AT&T / Yahoo! Agreement

    "Starting on July 6, 2019, YAHOO! customers who have not updated their email account will no longer be able to log in to their Yahoo and through email addresses.

    Customers will have to Verify their email address to confirm

    kindly click on the attachment re-login and verify, we apologize for any inconvenience caused.

    Thank you,

    online service

    Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.

    For assistance, log in to your email! website and choose the "Help" link on any page.

    Customer Service Email ID # 1009.

    c 2019!, Inc. All rights reserve"

    Here is another scam.

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  • July 4, 2019 at 2:31 PM by info

    "From: universal package <info@universalpackages.com>

    Sent: Monday, July 1, 2019, 03:22:25 PM GMT 2

    Subject: 🚫 Account Closure ( Final Warning ) ░▒Account Update 2019 ░▒ Yahoo.7 Web Alert

    Prior to Yahoo! Users

    "Starting on July 3, 2019, Yahoo! customers who have not updated their email account will no longer be able to log in to their Yahoo and through email addresses.

    Customers will have to Verify their email address to confirm. You have 48hours to Verify else you will Loose you Mailbox

    Kindly fill attached for verification of your account! We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

    Thank you,

    Yahoo! online service"

    Here is another scam.

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  • June 10, 2019 at 12:31 PM by info

    "From: "Yahoo Warning" <jfkdupre@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Sun, Jun 9, 2019 at 15:47

    Subject: ✅ Action Required! Mailbox Closure June 10,2019

    Yahoo!MAIL

    Dear User,

    Prior to Yahoo! Agreement

    "Starting on June 10,2019, YAHOO! customers who have not updated their email account will no longer be able to log in to their Yahoo and through email addresses.

    Customers will have to Verify their email address to confirm

    kindly click on the attachment re-login and verify now! we apologize for any inconvenience caused.

    Thank you,

    Yahoo service"

    Another scam.

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"Yahoo Account Closure Warning" Phishing Scams