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Old 10-13-2014, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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*sigh* GIVE THEM YOUR NUMBER. This is for you OWN SECURITY. Not so they can call you. They aren't going to give your number to anyone. It is for your security.

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/how-and-w...544144259.html

God forbid you ever forget your password and can't get it reset because you were too paranoid to give them your phone number...
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Old 10-13-2014, 05:23 PM
 
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Sorry I will not give them my #!!!!

I dont wanna be spammed,i dont want info collected on me,etc..........


NO REASON FOR THEM TO HAVE IT!!
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Old 10-14-2014, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Florida
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*sigh* GIVE THEM YOUR NUMBER. This is for you OWN SECURITY. Not so they can call you. They aren't going to give your number to anyone. It is for your security.

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/how-and-w...544144259.html

God forbid you ever forget your password and can't get it reset because you were too paranoid to give them your phone number...
I've had to reset the password several times and have never given Yahoo my cell phone number.
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Old 10-14-2014, 08:24 AM
 
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No and you shouldnt have to!!!

THEY DIDNT EVER WANT PERSONAL INFO BEFORE....... Its so they can sell your stuff so you can start being spammed,etc............ ITS ALL ABOUT $$$$$$$$$$!!!
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Old 10-14-2014, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Did either of you read the link? Really? NO. Of course not.

Dude111 THEY ARE NOT GOING TO SPAM YOU. What do I have to say to get this through your head? They are not doing this to "Collect your info". They aren't building a file on you. They don't sell your phone number.

OldCold: it is not the only way to reset your password.

I know people that have had their accounts compromised and giving them your phone number is a damn near bullet proof method of PROTECTING YOUR ACCOUNT.
Read that again: PROTECTING YOUR ACCOUNT.

Stop. Being. So. Paranoid.
Everyone is NOT out to get you....
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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While I agree, I only give them an email address to contact me if I get locked out. I don't give them my phone number. I don't need Yahoo that badly.
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Old 10-14-2014, 11:39 AM
 
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Stop. Being. So. Paranoid.
Everyone is NOT out to get you....
So you wouldnt care if they wanted your FULL NAME,ADDRESS,PHONE NUMBA,SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBA,ETC??
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Old 10-14-2014, 02:23 PM
 
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If a service needs my phone number, I don't need it. I have many other emails that they can send verification codes and password reset links to. And god forbid one doesn't have a phone. I know a few people who opted for internet vs phone service because of money issues.
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Old 10-14-2014, 10:24 PM
 
Location: I am right here.
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So you wouldnt care if they wanted your FULL NAME,ADDRESS,PHONE NUMBA,SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBA,ETC??
Yahoo (nor any other email service) has never asked for my address, social security "numba", etc. They wanted an alternate email and a mobile number so they can text info if I forget my password.
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Old 10-15-2014, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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*sigh... I guess no one read the link I posted. It isn't JUST for Password resets. It's security. If you login to your home computer the first time after giving them your number, they send a text with a code to your number. Type that in and it authorizes that computer to be used for your account. Now if I try to hack into Dude111's account from my PC... check this out... it sends HIM A CODE to his phone. I can't get that code so I am unable to login to his account with my password cracker AND he has been notified that someone tried to login to his account from an unknown machine.
Additionally you can also reset your password with it.
That's it! That's all Yahoo wants it for. To help YOU protect YOUR account.

And no Dude... I wouldn't give anyone my SSN... err. SS Numba....
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