Report Yahoo Phishing Email the Simplest Way
Yahoo (sometimes styled as Yahoo!) is one of the largest web services providers in the world. Founded in 1994 in California, Yahoo helped lay the groundwork of the internet that we know today.
Even though Yahoo isn’t as popular as it used to be in the early 2000s, it’s still considered one of the major players amongst global search engine websites and mail service providers. In 2018, Techcrunch reported that Yahoo’s mail had about 227.8 million monthly active users that, on average, sent 26 billion emails a day.
Yahoo’s established brand makes it especially appealing to all kinds of online scammers. The tech giant holds the infamous title of the most imitated brand for email phishing, followed by Microsoft, Outlook, and Amazon, according to Check Point Research’s Q1 2020 Brand Phishing report.
How to Report Phishing Emails to Yahoo
Phishing is called that because the scammers are “fishing” for your information. If you’re not sure what phishing is precisely, you might find our article on how to check emails for scam a helpful read.
Minimizing the amount of spam in your life—particularly scam and phishing attempts—will create valuable space in your mind and your environment. Find out how to stop receiving unnecessary emails, deal with Yahoo spam mail, and focus only on those messages that have value for you.
When a scam or phishing email pops up in your mailbox, your first instinct may be to ignore it or delete it, then forget about it. Still, reporting email abuse and scam is useful, if not essential—it helps prevent these fraudulent schemes from spreading over the internet like wildfire.
Find out how to report suspicious email to Yahoo if:
- You still have the email in question
- You no longer have the email in question
How to Report Suspicious Email to Yahoo If You Still Have the Email in Question
If you haven’t deleted the phishing email, take the following steps:
- Open or sign in to your Yahoo Mail account
- Find the phishing email in your inbox, then check the selection box next to it
- Select the V-shaped line next to Spam (don't click on Spam directly)
- Hit Report a Phishing Scam
This action will report the phishing email to Yahoo automatically and delete the message from your inbox.
How to Report Suspicious Email to Yahoo If You No Longer Have the Email in Question
Even if you lost or deleted the phishing email, there’s a way you can report it to Yahoo. Follow these easy steps:
- Open Yahoo’s Customer Care page
- Pick Mail from the drop-down menu
- Select the appropriate device in the second drop-down menu
- Type in your Yahoo email address
- Choose the Abuse and Spam category from the menu
- Opt for Suspicious Email Asking for Money sub-category
- Provide as many details about the message, the sender's email address, and the type of information that was requested of you
What if You Entered Your Yahoo Credentials at a Phishing Site?
Do you have doubts that your Yahoo ID and password were phished? In that case, don’t spare a minute and quickly take the following steps to change your password:
- Sign in to your Yahoo account
- Select the Account Info link
- Go to Account Info below the security section
- Hit the Change Password link and follow the instructions
If your password doesn’t work at all, it means that it has probably been changed by somebody else. In this case, you’ll need to ask Yahoo to start the account recovery process.
This is how to do it:
- Go to the Account Info page
- Confirm the rest of your account information and make sure all details are correct
- Select Update password – Reset info
- Change your security questions and answers
If you have any remaining doubts, it’s best to get in touch with Yahoo’s customer service team. Choose your preferred method from the table below:
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Knowing how to unsubscribe from emails and report spam is an essential skill for virtually everyone who owns an email account. Still, it’s a tedious process when you’re dealing with it by yourself. The good news is that we’ve developed Spam Collector, a new functionality designed to address the relentless and sometimes illegal spam emails cluttering your Yahoo inbox.
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Follow these simple instructions:
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- When you receive a spam email again, forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org
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In other words, if the spam email in question violated the law and there’s a class-action lawsuit against the sender, we’ll notify you, so you can join the list of plaintiffs. If you decide to do so, a little flag icon will show up in the Spam Collector tab on your DoNotPay dashboard.
If the court rules in the plaintiffs’ favor, you will be entitled to receive compensation for the caused trouble. You might win up to $500 of easy money!
Phase Out Physical Junk Mail With DoNotPay
Perhaps tolerating paper junk mail (that is, taking it from the mailbox straight to the trash) seems like the only reasonable option. Not anymore—with DoNotPay, you’ll be unsubscribed from these unsolicited pieces of mail in a flash, and you might even get some compensation cash if the sender breached the law.
All that’s required of you is to take a photo of the junk mail you received, then share it with us.
Follow these easy steps:
- Find the DoNotMail option on the DoNotPay homepage
- Tap or click on Enroll Now
- Upload your photos
At last, your mailbox (and the environment) can breathe! Again, if there’s an open class-action lawsuit against the sender, we’ll notify you, so you may join the list of plaintiffs. You could earn up to $500 in compensation for your troubles!
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