The "Yahoo Account Closure Warning" Phishing Scam
From: "Joe Digno" - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Mon, Apr 22, 2019 at 8:08 AM
Subject: ACCOUNT CLOSURE WARNING
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.
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.