Help! I Think I've Been Phished!
If you think you've given confidential personal information to a phishing site, then follow these guidelines to help prevent your information from being used illegally by fraudsters. Do not delay — fraudsters can move quickly to take over your account and do substantial damage.
I think my Yahoo ID was phished!
If you think you entered your Yahoo ID and password at a phishing site, then follow these steps:
- Change your Yahoo password immediately by doing the following:
- Type profiles.yahoo.com in your browser's URL bar.
- Sign in to Yahoo.
- Click the tools icon and click the Account Info link.
- On the Account Info page under the security section, click the Change Password link, and follow the instructions.
- If your password no longer works, tell us so that we can start the account recovery process.
- On the Account Info page, verify the rest of your account information; be sure any contact phone numbers or secondary email addresses are correct.
- On the Account Info page, go to "Update password-reset info" and change your questions and answers.
- Report the phishing email or website that tricked you.
I think I gave my bank account or credit card information to a phisher!
If you suspect you might have entered any financial information at a phishing site, contact your financial institution immediately!
You may also want to follow the advice of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for identity theft victims.