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Yahoo Account Closure Warning Phishing Scams

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.

Yahoo Account Closure Warning Phishing Scams
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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.

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  • November 16, 2020 at 6:36 PM by an anonymous user from: Tripoli, Tripoli, Libya

    I have received this email.

    Is it true or fake?

    "Yahoo! Mail Notice

    Attention! User,

    It's mandatory that you verify your account to avoid permanent deactivation of your account, as our record indicates your account is yet to be verified.

    "Starting on Tuesday, November 17 2020, "YAHOO! may at any time terminate its services to accounts for failure to perform annual security verification prior to our policy oath and terms".

    Kindly click on the attachment, re-login and Verify now!

    Thanks,

    Yahoo! Mail Team

    Please if you ignore this message your account will be automatically deleted after (10/19/2020).

    For assistance, open the attachment and re-login to your email! to Verify!

    Yahoo!Copyright © 2020Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved."

  • September 22, 2020 at 4:38 PM by an anonymous user from: Hamilton, Ohio, United States

    I no longer use Yahoo email, if I still have a account please delete it . Also any messages that maybe there. Thank You, Jean Yordy 712 Noyes Ave, Hamilton, Ohio 45015. I would do it myself but don’t know how.. Thank You 😊

  • September 3, 2020 at 11:38 AM by an anonymous user from: Couva, Couva-Tabaquite-Talparo, Trinidad and Tobago

    I received this email a short while ago:-

    "Yahoo

    Dear Yahoo Member

    Your Mail version is outdated, Failure to Upgrade to the newest Mailbox. Failure to upgrade will result to a permanent closure account. Follow our link below to upgrade.

    Click To Upgrade

    Thanks for choosing us,

    Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Customer Support

    ©2020 Yahoo

    701 First Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089"

  • August 13, 2020 at 7:47 AM by an anonymous user from: Falls Church, Virginia, United States

    I got this email yesterday, contacted Yahoo and haven't heard from them yet. I did NOT click the attachment.

    Dear Yahoo Mail Member,

    Prior to Yahoo! Agreement

    "Starting on August 14, 2020 .,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,

    The Yahoo Mail team

    Yahoo! Copyright © 2020 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved.

    Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Customer Support

    Help for your Yahoo Account

  • August 11, 2020 at 6:45 PM by an anonymous user from: Abidjan, Ivory Coast

    Good evening sirs

    A few months ago, I received a message relating to "Yahoo Account Closure Warning". Not being aware of this type of fraudulent message, I tried to respond by following the instructions but at some point it got stuck. So the process did not go to the end. Immediately after, I changed my password.

    My Yahoo account does exist, but since this incident so far, when I send e-mails or receive e-mails, it appears "Yahoo Warning" with my e-mail address in front of it. 'that is to say "amanzouleahuia@yahoo.fr"

    I ask you to intervene to remove this mention, under notice to my e-mail address.

    Thank you in advance for your prompt intervention.

    cordially

    • August 11, 2020 at 7:19 PM by info

      Send a screenshot of the warning to us at info@onlinethreatalerts.com

  • March 1, 2020 at 11:56 AM by an anonymous user from: Orlando, Florida, United States

    This is what I got on Saturday, but I didn't click on the link. The address it was sent from is not a Yahoo address, which raised a red flag on this email. The following is a copy of the email sent to me:

    "Yahoo! <mamak336@bellsouth.net>

    Sat, Feb 29 at 4:26 PM

    Dear User,

    We are closing all old versions of your Yahoo! Mailbox as from March, 4th.

    Avoid being deactivated.Tap below;

    UPGRADE NOW TO THE NEWEST VERSION

    Thank you for choosing Yahoo!"

  • February 25, 2020 at 9:01 PM by info

    "From: Yahoo! <talisaypolytechnicinstitute95@yahoo.com.ph>

    Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 04:54:24 AM GMT 2

    Subject: ☑️ Mailbox Closure (Do Not Ignore)

    Prior to Yahoo! Agreement

    "Starting on February 28, 2020, 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! Copyright © 2020 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved."

    Here is another scam.

  • December 5, 2019 at 10:17 PM by info

    Received this scam

    - Forwarded Message -

    From: Yahoo <seebcecbpl@yahoo.co.in>

    Sent: Friday, December 6, 2019, 05:22:46 AM GMT 2

    Subject: ☑️ Mailbox Closure

    Yahoo!

    Dear User,

    Prior to Yahoo! Agreement

    "Starting on December 7th, 2019, YAHOO! customers who have not upgraded 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! This is due to the ongoing upgrade on our server.

    We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

    Thank you,

    Yahoo services

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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