Yahoo users are asked to be careful of fake class action settlement emails like the one below. The fake emails are being sent by cybercriminals who are attempting to trick potential victims into clicking on a link in the fake emails which go to a phishing website. The phishing website, which looks like the legit Yahoo website, will ask visitors to sign-in. But, any attempt to sign-in will result in the visitors account credentials being sent to the cybercriminals.
Once the cybercriminals have gotten the stolen credentials, they will use it to hijack their victims' account and use them fraudulently. Therefore, Yahoo users who think they may have been tricked by a fake email are asked to change their password immediately.
A "Yahoo ATT Account Class Action Settlement" Scam Email
From: "Yahoo Mail" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 2:34 PM
Subject: Yahoo/At&t Account Update
Dear Yahoo Mail User,
If you had a Yahoo/At&t account anytime in 2012 through 2016, a pending class action settlement may affect you.
Your At&t/Yahoo Mail version is outdated and has expired.
A Class Action Settlement has been proposed in litigation against Yahoo! Inc.
According to provision 18.1 of Terms and Conditions, At&t/Yahoo may at anytime terminate its services for accounts.
Visit ITS Help-Desk Here Update provision and accept our new terms and conditions.
Note: You can now apply for a cash payment of $100.Failure to comply Update within 48hrs might lead to permanent deactivation.
Yahoo! AT&T Mail team
For information about the Yahoo Class Action, go to the legitimate website: https://yahoodatabreachsettlement.com/