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 yahoo@email2.yahoo.net nfo@home.comms.yahoo.net <sc-nielsen@hotmail.com>

To: security@yahoo.com <security@yahoo.com>

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

Subject: 🔓🚩 ACCOUNT DE-ACTIVATION IN PROGRESS

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.

UPDATE NOW

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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  • January 31, 2020 at 9:21 AM by an anonymous user from: La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States

    I received this message today. Should I delete it?

    "Yahoo!MAIL

    Dear Valued User,

    Your email address will be discontinued on February 2, 2020. This is to inform you that we are updating our service agreement and privacy

    statement. Please keep your secure information updated.

    Do not ignore!

    UPGRADE NOW

    Thanks,

    Yahoo Mail!"

    • January 31, 2020 at 9:28 AM by info

      Yes, delete it because it is a phishing scam.

  • January 30, 2020 at 8:22 AM by an anonymous user from: Needham, Massachusetts, United States

    This was sent to mine yesterday:

    "YAH00&lNC <ancayagudin@yahoo.com>

    Jan 29 at 11:07 PM

    YAHOO!

    Dear EmaiI User,

    Our deadline for updating aII Yahoo E-mail account is Today You are advised to update your account now to avoid being terminated.

    We are doing this to help you keep your mai|box save from malicious users.

    Please follow the below procedure to complete the process

    Update Your Account Now

    Note: Your Email will be closed if not updated before the end of tomorrow.

    We apologize for any inconveniences.

    Thank You For Using Yahoo!

    Sincerely,

    Yahoo! Customer Care 2020@INC!"

  • January 23, 2020 at 12:53 PM by info

    "Fw: ✅ ACCOUNT DE-ACTIVATION IN PROGRESS™ (⏰ Final reminder)

    Thu 1/23/2020 12:39 PM

    On Sunday, January 19, 2020, 11:32 AM, Yahoo Mail <agroble_2000@yahoo.com> wrote:

    Yahoo!MAIL

    "Prior to Yahoo! Agreement"

    Starting from January 25 ,2020, YAHOO! customer's who have not updated their email account will no longer be able to log into their Yahoo email addresses. and all data,messages and files will be permanently deleted from Yahoo network,due to subsequent verification failure and junk filtering,

    Customer's will have to verify their email address to confirm,Once verification is done successfully you will be redirected back to your inbox.

    kindly Download the attachment below to verify, we apologize for any inconvenience caused.

    Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.

    For assistance, log in to your email! website and choose the "Help" link on any page.

    Customer Service Email ID # 1009.

    c 2020!, Inc. All rights reserved.

    Sincere

    Yahoo Inc"

    Here is another scam.

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