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SeriesHybrid

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My Yahoo account has been stolen. It is sending out mail from a userid I USED to use, but no longer do. Yahoo says the ID is not taken when I try to login under the stolen ID. I've been round and round with Yahoo help sites, just going in a circle. Is there any way to contact them and/or delete accounts?
 

DoubleHelix

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If you can log into an account, it hasn't been stolen. Change your password, and no one else will be able to access it.
 

Phantom010

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If you can log into an account, it hasn't been stolen. Change your password, and no one else will be able to access it.
Unless it's a simple case of email spoofing, which is most often the case... Then changing the password won't help one bit.

Yahoo! Mail and other Webmail services don't get hacked that easily, unless you have been victim of a phishing scam:

E-mail Spoofing

E-mail Spoofing

How do Spammers Harvest Email Addresses

Seems like you volunteered to receive spam?
 

Snagglegaster

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If you can log into an account, it hasn't been stolen. Change your password, and no one else will be able to access it.
If I'm reading SeriesHybrid's original post correctly, his old account is inactive, the username is available, and therefore it can't have been hacked. So we have an obvious spoof.
 
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