Yahoo email getting hacked
I have received a number of emails of late, supposedly from friends or people who I know, but it was just their Yahoo email getting hacked.
This one in particular is a pretty common scam.
In this case, it says that they desperately need financial assistance, and who would not want to help out a friend.
I have not had the misfortune to be suckered by this scam.
Click on the image to read the actual email I received.
But I am guessing that quite a few people do.
Most likely they will reply to the email and say “How can I help?”
And the reply comes, again from the friend’s legitimate email account, that they need funds transferred.
In this case, to some overseas location where the friend is stuck without funds.
Sounds like a reasonable story overall, and it certainly does happen that people get stranded overseas when their wallet and id has been stolen.
But it is worth double checking things out before just jumping in.
I am not saying that you should not help friends when they ask for money.
I am just saying that you should do it prudently when the request comes like this by email.
In the recent cases, I had a second email address for the person.
So I forwarded the suspect email to the other email address and asked if this was a legitimate email from them, or perhaps their email account had been hacked.
And in each case, they were not aware of the email being sent, and their email account had been hacked.
If you don’t have a second email address, use other ways to contact them and verify the story, such as:
What is there to learn from this?
- Use secure passwords on your email accounts.
- Be wary of emails from friends out of the blue asking for money.
- If you have a Yahoo account, check now if it has been hacked – (see the video below)
If your email account has been hacked, then probably a good idea to change every other password that you have.
It’s a bit of a pain, but better safe than sorry!
What is a secure password
Passwords for your email account are just as important as passwords for a website.
Read these posts to find out more about using a secure password.
And here is some more information on Yahoo accounts being hacked.
Well, that is quite simple really!
Watch this short VIDEO
How to Check if Your Yahoo Account Has Been Hacked
What should you do now?
- Check your yahoo account per the video above.
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