Solved What do i do about unauthorized action on yahoo?

February 15, 2015 at 12:24:53
Specs: Windows XP, 3.00 GHZ / 1022 Ram
Someone added a cell phone number to my yahoo account.
I have the number, it is located in Anaheim, California , U.S. I am in Canada, near Montreal.
I never authorized any such thing. I don't own a cell phone.
Do i need to do anything about this?

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February 15, 2015 at 13:06:25
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It would be wise to contact yahoo at least..?

Explain the situation and ask them to disable/delete the attached phone number from your yahoo account.

Also "immediately" change your yahoo password to something a lot harder to "hack"/imitate etc...

Suggestions are usually to insert the zero in place of any letter "O"you might wish to use; and perhaps the number one in place of the letter "I"; to include a period (full stop) in the sequence of characters used in your password (if yahoo allows that; some services do and some don't). Also insert at least one capital letter; and some suggest using a capital X in place of at least one letter. I think you can see the overall idea? I have seen some colleagues replace all vowels with assorted characters; some avoiding vowels altogether.

If all else fails - delete the account and re-establish a new one; and in the user name for it - again include a period/full stop in your "user name".


m1ckey.m0use2 - or perhaps m1.ckeym0use2; although these examples might be relatively easy to crack of course...

Just inserting a period in a user-namemakes it harder to web bots etc. to spam your account; also for hacker/spoofers etc. to infiltrate and attach to it...

Also "never" post your email address or any other on-line account user-name or other details "anywhere"; not the least in any open forum...

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February 15, 2015 at 16:58:21
Thank you very much,

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February 15, 2015 at 23:26:49
Yeah you must have gotten sloppy and let someone get your password. You might want to call the number and see what they have to say about it.

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