"Yahoo Email Address Will Be Discontinued" Phishing Scam

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Yahoo users who have received emails like the one below, which claim their accounts will be discontinued are asked to delete the same emails. This is because the emails are fakes or phishing scams being sent by cybercriminals to frighten the recipients into following the instructions in them, by tricking them into believing they will stop receiving emails and their accounts will be locked or disabled.

Yahoo Email Address Will Be Discontinued Phishing Scam
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This why Yahoo Windows Live, Hotmail or Outlook users should never click on a link in an email message to sign into their accounts. They should always go directly to mail.yahoo.com and sign in from there instead. Once they have signed in, they will be alerted to important notifications or changes, if there are any.

The "Yahoo Email Address Will Be Discontinued" Phishing Scam

From: deltronikengineers - deltronikengineers@yahoo.com

Sent: Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 8:16:43 AM CDT

Subject: ACCOUNT DE-ACTIVATION (UPDATE REQUESTED)

Yahoo!MAIL

Dear Valued User,

Your email address will be discontinued on May 3, 2019. This is to inform you that we are updating our service agreement and privacy

statement. Please keep your secure information updated.

Do not ignore!

Click here to upgrade your email

Note: If you do not update, your email address will be disabled. (updates are free)

Thanks,

Yahoo Mail! 2019 update

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  • July 5, 2019 at 1:34 PM by info

    "From: Yahoo Mail <brendalowstetter@yahoo.com>

    Sent: ‎Wednesday‎, ‎July‎ ‎3‎, ‎2019‎ ‎02‎:‎52‎:‎12‎ ‎PM‎ ‎CDT

    Subject: Important Notice Regarding Your Account

    Dear User

    Did you recently request to discontinue using your Yahoomail?

    If the request did not come from you, please cancel the termination request below

    CANCEL REQUEST

    Our aim is to serve you better.

    Marissa Mayer

    Chief Information Officer

    Yahoo"

    Here is another scam.

  • June 24, 2019 at 8:31 AM by info

    "From: YAHOO! Mail <mr.manojthakkar@yahoo.com>

    Sent: Monday, June 24, 2019, 01:52:24 AM GMT 2

    Subject: YOUR MAIL BOX WILL BE CLOSED SOON

    Yahoo!MAIL

    Dear Valued User,

    Your email address will be discontinued on June 25, 2019. This is to inform you that we are updating our service agreement and privacy

    statement. Please keep your secure information updated.

    Do not ignore!

    Please use the attachment to update your account now.

    Note: If you do not update, your email address will be disabled. (updates are free)

    Thanks,

    Yahoo Mail! 2019 update"

    Here is another scam.

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