Beware the YouTube Warning Scam - How-to-Remove Instructions
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Beware the YouTube Warning Scam – How-to-Remove Instructions

A new scam is circling the web, known as the “YouTube Warning Scam” targeted at owners of YouTube channels that have monetization. It comes in the form of an email message with “Warning” as a subject line.

At first look, the scam message may look convincing to users who don’t pay close attention to small details. One such detail is the email that the scam email is sent from – yt.warning.1@gmail.com.

Threat Summary

NameYouTube Warning Scam
TypeEmail Scam Message
Short DescriptionA scam that targets YouTube users, owners of channels with monetization.
SymptomsYou receive an email message that tries to trick you into thinking that your YouTube channel will be terminated unless you accept the updated terms of service.
Distribution MethodEmail Spam Messages, Suspicious Sites
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YouTube Warning Scam – Updated Ters of Service
Here are the contents of the scam email message:

With the aim of increasing easy intelligibility and transparency, We are updating our Terms of service for YouTube channels that are open to making money. Please accept our new terms of service by clicking on the link below. Otherwise, the monetization feature of your YouTube channel will be disabled within 24 hours. The new terms of service apply to people with monetization enabled. Thank you for being part of the YouTube community.

Remove YouTube Warning Scam

To remove the “YouTube Warning Scam“, you should simply delete the email message. However, there is always the option that you were indeed breached or hacked, especially if you have clicked on the button provided in the email message. If you have indeed done so, you can refer to the step-by-step removal instructions provided below this article. In case you cannot get rid of any files related to the “YouTube Warning Scam” or come across other malicious ones, you should locate and remove any leftover malware pieces using an advanced anti-malware tool.

Milena Dimitrova

Milena Dimitrova

An inspired writer and content manager who has been with SensorsTechForum since the beginning. Focused on user privacy and malware development, she strongly believes in a world where cybersecurity plays a central role. If common sense makes no sense, she will be there to take notes. Those notes may later turn into articles! Follow Milena @Milenyim

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