Learn how to avoid risking your account security.
Reporting within Yahoo Mail Did you receive a suspicious email from a known contact? Report the account to Yahoo.
Review your account settings Security questions:
Yahoo has been made aware of a recent scam where some Yahoo customers have received emails advising that their Yahoo Account have been hacked and requesting that they call a certain phone number to get their account reactivated. The users are then advised that account reactivation will cost £125. Please note that these emails are not sent by Yahoo and Yahoo does not charge for account reactivation.
Stopping your account from sending spam For starters, your account has most likely been compromised . Here's what to do:
This video shows you what to do if you are locked out of your Yahoo Account , and suspect that it has been compromised .
Here's what you need to know We send a notification regarding the security of your account when changes are made to your account , when our security system has been alerted that your account may have been compromised or when you or someone is trying to access the account from a different location, computer, mobile device, or ISP which the account is usually accessed from. Our system may detect this as unusual activity.
For more account protection tips, see: Safeguarding your Yahoo account . How an account can be compromised .
when changes are made to your account. If you believe your account has been compromised , immediately change your password to secure your account and verify no information has been changed .
Change your password and choose it wisely There's no better way to protect your account from being compromised than to change your password regularly. Creating a secure, strong password will always minimize risk to your account.