cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Cancel

Help Community

Announcements
Yahoo Help Community is also available in Español (Spanish) and 中文 (Chinese).

Your Account Will Be Deactivated

SOLVED
Highlighted
New 'Hoo

Your Account Will Be Deactivated

Received this email in my spam today and it's freaked me out... please someone tell me it's bogus:

 

It's address from: "Yahoo! Mail" &**Username Protected**@helpfory.com>

Hello jmg988,
This is to inform you that your request on: 06/12/2018 2:07:11 p.m. to remove your account from Yahoo server has been approved and will initiate in one hour from the exact time you open this message. Regards.
ignore this message to continue with email removal or
If this deactivation was not requested by you
Please reply us.
Regards,
Yahoo

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
Mail Pro All-Star

Re: Your Account Will Be Deactivated

Greetings @jmg988

 

This sounds like a phishing email designed to collect your account information.  If Yahoo sends you an email it will address you by your real first name, not your email address or your account ID and never as Dear User, Dear Yahoo Account Holder, or Dear Yahoo Mail User.  Yahoo sends emails from a cc.yahoo-inc.com address only.  Yahoo will never send you an email asking that you change, update, or verify your account information by clicking on a link in the email.

Identify legitimate Yahoo websites, requests, and communications - https://help.yahoo.com/kb/mail/SLN2092.html?impressions=true

This article below shows how to report these emails as a Phishing scam.  Look under the topic "Mark emails as Spam" for more information.

Manage spam and mailing lists in Yahoo Mail - https://help.yahoo.com/kb/mail/SLN3227.html?impressions=true


Please give Kudos for any answer you like
Please click the Accept as Solution button if an answer resolves your issue
4 REPLIES
Mail Pro All-Star

Re: Your Account Will Be Deactivated

Greetings @jmg988

 

This sounds like a phishing email designed to collect your account information.  If Yahoo sends you an email it will address you by your real first name, not your email address or your account ID and never as Dear User, Dear Yahoo Account Holder, or Dear Yahoo Mail User.  Yahoo sends emails from a cc.yahoo-inc.com address only.  Yahoo will never send you an email asking that you change, update, or verify your account information by clicking on a link in the email.

Identify legitimate Yahoo websites, requests, and communications - https://help.yahoo.com/kb/mail/SLN2092.html?impressions=true

This article below shows how to report these emails as a Phishing scam.  Look under the topic "Mark emails as Spam" for more information.

Manage spam and mailing lists in Yahoo Mail - https://help.yahoo.com/kb/mail/SLN3227.html?impressions=true


Please give Kudos for any answer you like
Please click the Accept as Solution button if an answer resolves your issue
New 'Hoo

Re: Your Account Will Be Deactivated

Arthur  - thank you a ton... very much appreciate it!!!!

New 'Hoo

Re: Your Account Will Be Deactivated

I am a novice and a senior handicapped person!  Being told my email account will be deactivated is frightening!  Help!!!!

Mail Pro All-Star

Re: Your Account Will Be Deactivated

Hello @Dobiemom

 

That is a phishing spam email.  Ignore and delete it.

 

See https://help.yahoo.com/kb/account/identify-legitimate-yahoo-websites-requests-communications-sln2070...

If an answer helps you please give a kudo.
If it solves a problem please accept it as "Accepted Solution".