Yahoo is now recycling handles

Jay Ashworth jra at
Fri Sep 6 00:26:07 UTC 2013

They're just validating a credit card number; that was an authorization which won't be settled, almost certainly.

Royce Williams <royce at> wrote:
>On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 9:28 AM, Kee Hinckley <nazgul at>
>> On Sep 4, 2013, at 9:47 PM, Leo Bicknell <bicknell at> wrote:
>>> I've got to apologize publicly to Yahoo! here as part of my issue
>was my own stupidity.  It appears in the past I've had multiple Yahoo!
>ID's and I was
>> I, on the other hand, need someone from Yahoo! to contact me, because
>I decided to test their "email wishlist" feature. Repeated attempts got
>me nothing but a message saying that my credit card information was
>incorrect. But when I checked my bill this morning, I have three fifty
>cent charges against my account (one for each time I revalidated my
>email address while attempting to use their form). There's no contact
>page on, despite the fact that it's an
>ecommerce page that takes credit cards, and there's no apparent way to
>contact a human from the main yahoo page. I can always ask my credit
>card company to refuse the charges, but if Yahoo! is charging credit
>cards and not providing services, I think someone there needs to know
>there's a problem. Never mind taking credit card numbers and providing
>no customer support.
>And it's not an isolated incident -- the exact same thing happened to
>me last night as well.

Sent from my Android phone with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.

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