Wednesday, November 21, 2007

My Yahoo ID was stolen last week. (I did something stupid by clicking on a bogus page thru a supposed “friend” in IM and entered my ID and password –d’oh!) It’s an account I’ve had for the last 8 years that included my emails, copies of contracts and other private and personal information. I was heartsick.

The good side is that I contacted Yahoo security. They sent me an email asking for my account information and are attempting to retrieve my account. I seriously doubt it will happen though. The reason --I simply don’t remember some of the answers from my account information (well, it has been 8 years since I opened the account).

If you have a Yahoo! account, I highly recommend you to make a paper copy of your information and save it. That includes your birthday, alternative email, secret question and answer. Security says ALL must match and, if you’re like me, you’ve had your account a long time and can’t remember!

While searching the web for answers about stolen Yahoo IDs, I came across an unofficial blog and this happens to folks a lot! Unfortunately, if you can’t answer your questions, you’re screwed! So heed my ‘warning’ and safeguard your email accounts at all costs!

Also! I had an online e-newsletter created for my readers. Since my ID was stolen and I was the sole-moderator, I can no longer access the account. I’ve created a second incarnation of the e-newsletter and will be busy trying to gain back my members. Another tip –always have a second moderator for your groups, either yourself at another email address or a good friend –and save yourself major headaches!

Much Thx,
Sabrina )O(

Sabrina Luna -Bestselling Author of Dark Erotica, Fantasy & Romance
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