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My email address was compromised

A few months back ,I recieved an email from someone who claimed to be yahoo! asking me to confirm my email address or else it will be erased from the system. I replied to the mail with all the requested information which included email, password, nationality, secret questions and other vital information. Three days after this I started recieving calls from friends and family who said they have recieved emails from me saying that I was stuck in London and needed some money to get me out of the situation I found myself in.
Since this incident, I have not been able to sign in to my yahoo! account.
My email address was manajos@yahoo.com and the the password was 'joseph'.
I will like to reset the email account with the same user ID but another password. to keep it free from further compromise. below is an email address through which the solution can be sent to; mastankoh@yahoo.com
thank you

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