Yahoo Account De-Activation In Progress Scam

Yahoo Account De-Activation In Progress Scam

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Yahoo users who have received deactivation emails like the one below, which claim that their accounts need to be updated or else they will be deactivated, should delete the emails and should not follow the instructions in them. This is because the fake emails are phishing scams sent by cybercriminals and NOT by Yahoo, to trick Yahoo users into clicking on the link in the fake and malicious email message that goes to a phishing website that steals Yahoo email account username and password.

A "Yahoo Account De-Activation In Progress" Scam

From: YAHOO <>

To: <>

Sent: Saturday, January 4, 2020, 05:52:01 AM PST


Expand Your yahoo!mail

You received this email because your account needs to be updated.

Please update your account for a more secured mailbox.

In accordance with yahoo terms and conditions, users that do not comply with this

Update will have their accounts deactivated.

Click on the link below to update your account now and enjoy a more featured mailbox.


Thank you for using our services.

Yahoo respects your privacy. Please read our online Privacy Statement.

Yahoo Corporation. One Yahoo Way, Redmond, WA 98052

Yahoo users who have already received the phishing email messages, and who have followed the instructions in them, are asked to change their Yahoo account passwords immediately before their accounts are hijacked by cybercriminals and used fraudulently.

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

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Yahoo Account De-Activation In Progress Scam