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"Avoid Mailbox Interruption" Phishing Scams Being Sent by Cybercriminals

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"Avoid Mailbox Interruption" Phishing Scams Being Sent by Cybercriminals

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Yahoo users, be aware of fake "Avoid Mailbox Interruption" emails like the one below, which claim that you need to update or upgrade your Yahoo account or else your account will be terminated. The fake emails 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.

The "Avoid Mailbox Interruption" Phishing Scam

From: Yahoo Mail <shueliao@yahoo.com>

Sent: Sunday, July 28, 2019, 10:21:27 AM CDT

Subject: Avoid Mailbox Interruption

We have a new unified Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

Dear Yahoo Mail Member,

Starting July 29th, 2019, the classic version of Yahoo Mail that you’re using on your computer will no longer be available.

To ensure continued access to your Yahoo Mail account, we need you to upgraded to the latest version of Yahoo Mail or Basic Mail, and avoid being disconnection from our server

Please Click Here to upgrade to the latest version now

Thank you for being a loyal Yahoo Mail member.

The 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.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

Please share what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any. Remember to forward suspicious, malicious, or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com. And, report missing persons, scams, untrustworthy, or fraudulent websites to us. Tell us why you consider the websites untrustworthy or fraudulent. Also, to quickly find answers to your questions, use our search engine.

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"Avoid Mailbox Interruption" Phishing Scams Being Sent by Cybercriminals