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Do Not Call 1-888-819-1216 - it is a Fake Yahoo Technical Support Number

The telephone number 1-888-819-1216 is being used by cybercriminals. The cybercriminals trick their potential victims into calling the number by sending out the fake Yahoo Deactivation Request below. The fake email claims a request was received to terminate the recipients' Yahoo Mail account, but that is not true. Therefore, recipients of the fake email are asked not to follow the instructions in it.

Do Not Call 1-888-819-1216 - it is a Fake Yahoo Technical Support Number
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The Fake "Yahoo Account Deactivation Request" Email

From: Account Deactivation <techhelp0070@gmail.com>

Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 03:39:24 PM PDT

Subject: Account Deactivation Request

Yahoo! SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Dear Valued Customer,

We received a request to terminate your Yahoo Mail account and the process has started by our Mail Team, Please give us 24 working hours to close your Account. To cancel the termination,

Please call +1-888-819-1216 (toll free) and follow the instructions.

Note : All files on your Yahoo mail account including (Inbox, Sent, Spam, Trash, Draft) will be deleted and access to your Yahoo mail account will be denied.

Thank you for using Yahoo Mail Services.

YAHOO©2019

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