Yahoo had two data breaches in 2016. If you have a Yahoo account and your info was compromised, you may be more susceptible to scams not only through online methods but also fraudulent phone calls. Be sure you know who you’re talking to, and don’t give out sensitive information over the phone. Also, we recommend that you take the following steps regarding your Yahoo account:
- Get rid of all the folders, and then delete your Yahoo account.
- Consider opening a Gmail account instead.
- If you have used your Yahoo password on other sites, change the password and security questions on those accounts.
- If you used a mobile phone number in association with your Yahoo account and you still use that phone number, lookout for text scams (SMS).