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Yahoo email verification code question

Posted By: moparguy

Yahoo email verification code question - Sat May 11 2019 11:39 PM

Hopefully someone is a Yahoo Email guru and can help.

I use a Yahoo Small Business email with the little consulting company I occasionally work for. While on a quick trip to oil patch country in Midland Tx last week I picked up a malware bug from the free wifi I believe at the cheapest hotel, Super8 ($124 per night).

I thought CClean and MalwareBytes had delt with the problem and a local IT service confirmed all the problems had been successfully quarantined.

Now my Yahoo is acting screwy, but I did update to the new Yahoo Small Business mail at the time issues started.

My primary concern now is when requesting a verification code, it arrives as (it always has) as a message, but "now today" it's from this phone number; +1(970)233-1689. Yesterday the codes (I didn't use) were from +1 (650) 353-3972. This is new. A search indicates both are from Palo Alto, and San Francisco CA. area. I don't trust a code from what looks like a private number.

I've tried to activate two factor sign-in, but my paranoia keeps me from using verification codes from the above source.

Am I foolishly too paranoid?

Thanks for any help.

RonR
Posted By: Volfandt

Re: Yahoo email verification code question - Sun May 12 2019 01:33 AM

I just tested my std yahoo account and it texted me the verification code from a 208 area code phone number.
It also sent me an email to my other account indicating it sent me a code.
Posted By: tclederman

Re: Yahoo email verification code question - Sun May 12 2019 01:55 AM

Any phone number and/or area code can be "spoofed".

https://www.cirrusinsight.com/blog/what-is-area-code-spoofing

Neither the phone companies, nor the government are concerned about this type of fraud (too much money/taxes at stake?).
Posted By: moparguy

Re: Yahoo email verification code question - Sun May 12 2019 02:47 AM

Wow, 208 area code is Boise Idaho.

On Spoofing, agreed it’s a big issue you would think worthy of Federal action.
Posted By: Tiny

Re: Yahoo email verification code question - Sun May 12 2019 11:35 AM

I would think there's a contact us or support link on Yahoo mail somewhere that you could use to contact them to see if this is legit.
Posted By: Xena

Re: Yahoo email verification code question - Sun May 12 2019 12:42 PM

https://gethuman.com/contact/Yahoo

https://gethuman.com/help/Yahoo

Yahoo is pretty elusive when it comes to any real time contact, but maybe these links will be useful for you.
Posted By: moparguy

Re: Yahoo email verification code question - Sun May 12 2019 01:46 PM

Originally Posted by Xena
https://gethuman.com/contact/Yahoo

https://gethuman.com/help/Yahoo

Yahoo is pretty elusive when it comes to any real time contact, but maybe these links will be useful for you.


Xena, “pretty elusive” is an under statement. I did find a Yahoo portal that accepted my query this morning. We’re traveling today so it’ll be late today before I can follow up. Our first Grand daughter is due tomorrow so we’re highballing to Tennessee.

Thanks for the links, hopefully I won’t need them. We’ll See!
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