"Yahoo Account Closing Notice" Fake Emails Sent by Cybercriminals

Yahoo users, be aware of fake "Account Closing Notice" email messages like the one below, which claim that your accounts have been marked for immediate shut down due to non-verification. 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.

Yahoo Account Closing Notice Fake Emails Sent by Cybercriminals

A "Yahoo Account Closing Notice" Phishing Scam

From: YAHOO! - simplu.olga@yahoo.com

Sent: ‎Tuesday‎, ‎April‎ ‎23‎, ‎2019‎ ‎11‎:‎40‎:‎44‎ ‎AM‎ ‎PDT

Subject: ACCOUNT CLOSING NOTICE!

Yahoo! Mail

Hello Yahoo user,

This message is sent to inform you about the storage space of your mailbox.

It is running low and needs an update to avoid placing all pending incoming emails.

If you want to continue using this account, update your mailbox now. Ignoring this message will cause the account to close

Update your account now

Note: Update and authenticate your account in 48hrs to avoid canceling your mailbox.

Sincerely,

Account Services,

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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  • March 5, 2020 at 6:53 AM by info

    "From: "yahoo! mail"

    Sent: Thu, 5 Mar 2020 at 7:45 AM

    Subject: ✅ MAILBOX CLOSURE

    Prior to Yahoo! Agreement

    "Starting on March 5th, 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 open the attachment re-login and verify, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    Thank you,

    Yahoo service"

    Here is another scam.

  • December 9, 2019 at 10:27 AM by info

    "From: Yahoo! <suma_house@yahoo.com>

    Date: 9 December 2019 at 2:59:23 pm GMT

    To: "onlinesecurity@inc.com" <onlinesecurity@inc.com>

    Subject: Your Account will be closed (10/12/2019)

    

    Yahoo!

    Final Warning

    Dear User,

    Your Account will be closed on the 10th December 2019 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 Upgrade their email address to confirm, You have 24 hours to Verify else Account will be closed.

    kindly click on the attachment re-login and upgrade to the latest Yahoo mail version, Ignoring this message will cause immediate

    account termination.

    Thank you,

    Online service

    Yahoo! inc.

    Customer Service Email ID # 1009.

    c 2019!, Inc. All rights reserve

    <Yahoo -Verification -Mail.htm>"

    Here is another scam.

  • November 6, 2019 at 5:11 PM by info

    Here is another scam

    - Forwarded Message -

    From: YAH00 SECURITY <inzabarushiriza21@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 9:46:33 AM GMT 2

    Subject: ░▒▓███ ACCOUNT CLOSING NOTICE! ░▒▓███

    Yahoo! Mail

    Hello Yahoo user,

    This message is sent to inform you about the storage space of your mailbox.

    It is running low and needs an update to avoid placing all pending incoming emails.

    If you want to continue using this account, update your mailbox now. Ignoring this message will cause the account to close

    Update your account now

    Note: Update and authenticate your account in 48hrs to avoid canceling your mailbox.

    Sincerely,

    Account Services,

    Yahoo Mail Team

  • June 26, 2019 at 8:25 AM by info

    "From: Yahoo <fourdautobody@yahoo.com>

    Date: June 24, 2019 at 5:16:05 AM PDT

    To: me <sayyra.intemational@yahoo.com>

    Subject: Mailbox Closure

    Prior to Yahoo! Agreement

    "Starting on July 29, 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"

    Here is another scam.

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"Yahoo Account Closing Notice" Fake Emails Sent by Cybercriminals