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Something fishy with my Yahoo account (but it doesn't seem like it's hacked)?

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#1 Andrew_97


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Posted 21 August 2015 - 03:33 PM

I didn't find any way to contact Yahoo support on the Yahoo website. It's just one help/FAQ page after the other...

Two days ago my contacts received a spam message from me which I did not send saying I am stranded in the Philippines. However, there was no suspicious activity in my "Recent activity" log and the message was not in my "Sent" folder so I reasoned that I wasn't hacked but what happened was spoofing. Right? I changed my password anyway.


But now, I'm not receiving any emails sent to me by friends. My friends receive a MAILER-DAEMON failure notice telling them that the message they wrote me couldn't be sent "to the following address": username@yahoo.com. But that username which is supposed to be mine is actually different from mine by one character (there's an extra "o")! Also, my contacts have all disappeared from my Contacts list; but they do appear in the drop-down menu when I compose a new message, in the "To" field. What is all this about? Please help.

Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 26 August 2015 - 06:20 PM.
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