Yahoo is now recycling handles

Keith Medcalf kmedcalf at
Sat Sep 7 23:58:14 UTC 2013

The appropriate party to inform would be the FBI ... The word fraud comes to mind, and millions of 50 centses puts company officers in prison for a long long long time.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kee Hinckley [mailto:nazgul at]
> Sent: Thursday, 5 September, 2013 11:28
> To: nanog at list
> Subject: Re: Yahoo is now recycling handles
> 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.

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