I recently reactivated a deleted yahoo account after almost three years. I did not intend to and yahoo states that this is not possible. I simply selected my old username when opening a "˜new' account.
The first mail I received was "˜welcome to yahoo' immediately I began receiving mail from my old subscriptions. The mail I received included links to my social media accounts, mail even arrived from my utility provider which included links to my account. Information I had used to subscribe to mailing lists would have been easily available to any 'new' yahoo customer. Luckily it was me signing up for a 'new' yahoo mail, but it could have been anybody.
The account was deleted because it had been compromised and customer support did not respond at the time. It is still sending spam to itself, but deleting it again is clearly very unsafe, as obviously any "˜new' customer can reactivate it.
Online customer support steadfastly refuses to respond to this. Their call centre deliberately stalls by deliberately misunderstanding and reading from a script.
Product or Service Mentioned: Yahoo Account.
Location: Woking, England
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