Yahoo recently disclosed that every single Yahoo account was hacked - three billion in all - back in 2013. That’s triple the number it reported earlier. So now is prime time for scammers to prey on you Yahoo users.
Verizon, Yahoo’s new owner, says it discovered the scale of the breach when it bought the company in June 2017.
Yahoo has said hackers took names, email addresses and passwords, but not financial information.
If you’re worried and try calling Yahoo customer support – be aware – a lot of fake numbers come up when you search online for a phone number. BBB has discovered at least one of the fake numbers gets you to a third party company that will try to sell you computer protection.
On its website, Yahoo warns that these numbers are NOT Yahoo support.
Also be on the lookout for fake emails. Scammers masquerading as Yahoo may send you an email and ask you to click on links. Yahoo says real emails from the company won’t include attachments or ask you for personal information.
These are the steps Yahoo advises you take if you have an account with them: