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Fraudulant use of yahoo address

Two days ago I received an e-mail from ''yahoo'' requesting me to confirm my e-mail address and password as my account is due to be closed. I responded an now everyone on my contact list is receiving fraudulant e-mails from ''me'' requesting money from them as ''I am stranded in Nigeria - robbed and need money to return back home''. I cannot access my account anymore as my password must have been changed. My e-mail adress fjvanpletzen@yahoo.com. Please reply to epletzen@tdic.ae

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  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    report it to yahoo and ask them to close the accounts

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What you need to do is contact yahoo customer support. Explain the situation to them and they'll gladly help you out:

Tech support: 866-800-8092
1 408-349-1572 (not toll-free)

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Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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