As you may recall but probably prefer not to, on Monday March 24 my Skype account was phished, and subsequently so was my old email@example.com email account.
Skype resolved the problem within three days.
Yahoo, however, never did, because the account is so old the security information AND the second email address I used when I registered have disappeared, so I changed my email accounts – one Yahoo, one Gmail. I also changed every password of basically every account that I could remember having used that faustaw@yahoo.
The problem remains that my account at MyBlogLog can only be accessed through the old Yahoo account. I used MyBlogLog to see information on my blog traffic. It served me well in at least two occasions where I had to re verify my stats for business purposes.
So yesterday I was talking to my friend Richard Fernandez, who suggested that I email the following:
Last month my old yahoo email account, firstname.lastname@example.org was phished and I have not been able to use it. Since my MyBlogLog account for my blog, http://faustasblog.com is tied to that address, I can’t access the account.
I now have this new yahoo email address and would like to continue your service.
Therefore, I am going to post this number [random 12-digit number out of a book] at http://faustasblog.com as soon as you acknowledge receipt of this email. That way you can verify that I am the owner of that blog.
If you agree, I will email you the link to the post so you can easily find it.
As soon as they acknowledged receiving my request, of course I posted the number, much to the amusement of several readers. A couple of them left humorous comments. Another one Skyped called me to ask if her dog looked sick, while reading that post.
About an hour or two later I get the first form letter I received on March 24. I removed the post with the 12-digit number. Then I called Yahoo’s service number, 866-562-7219, which I received from my other friend Mamacita, and that was a waste of an otherwise perfectly good half hour.
If any of you have any suggestions for straightening this out, please let me know. For the foreseeable future, I give up.
Thank you for your forbearance.
PS, yes, you can call this a rant.