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Account being deacitivated?

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Account being deacitivated?

I recieved a email today saying that one of my account was being deactivated per my request.  Does this happen with Yahoo.  I have had this account for many years and never had a message like this.  Is true or spam?

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Re: Account being deacitivated?

Greetings @Michelle18

 

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


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Re: Account being deacitivated?

Greetings @Michelle18

 

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