Yahoo email account requires a phone number

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carolinn - Sep 26, 2016 at 12:55 PM
 Blocked Profile - Sep 26, 2016 at 08:11 PM
Hello,

I need help getting into my Yahoo account. I've had this account for about 20years. I never gave them a phone number and now that's what's required to get in. I put my phone number in and it lets me in to someone's account. I wanna know how is this saver then a password. People change their phone numbers all the time. Then someone else gets that number and can get into your email account.

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Blocked Profile
Sep 26, 2016 at 05:10 PM
Thank you for sharing. Yes this all true!
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Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,166
Sep 26, 2016 at 05:14 PM
Greetings

I suggest that your account has been hacked.

Read this to recover your account:

https://ccm.net/faq/36332-how-to-recover-your-yahoo-mail-account#yahoo-account-has-been-hacked
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Blocked Profile
Sep 26, 2016 at 05:15 PM
I believe she has hacked another's account, and she doesn't want to get into theirs, she wants into hers!
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Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,166 > Blocked Profile
Sep 26, 2016 at 05:23 PM
I agree, still a strange coincidence although that, in life, nothing is a coincidence.
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Blocked Profile
Sep 26, 2016 at 06:16 PM
No, it works like that. I received such an annoying message on my WORK phone for three days straight, I clicked on the link, it logged me in. I then was FORCED to provide a new password, so I made it PASSWORD. I then went into the account and changed the recover phone number to 800-555-1212. It is nice not getting those messages. Now, if I could figure a way to remove my number from the FREAKING PETA sms texts I keep getting!!!!!
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Ambucias Posts 47356 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,166 > Blocked Profile
Sep 26, 2016 at 06:43 PM
Impressive ! What a bunch of scoundrels !

I will now go watch the historical 2016 debate.
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Blocked Profile
Sep 26, 2016 at 08:11 PM
Yes, are you gong to participate in the drinking game?
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