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  • Report:  #2614

Complaint Review: Yahoo.com - Nationwide

Reported By:
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Submitted:
Thu, July 06, 2000
Updated:

Yahoo.com
www.Yahoo.com Nationwide, U.S.A.
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Hello, My name is Lolita Haze, I have had an email account with Yahoo.com for over 2 years. Suddenly a few days ago Yahoo refused letting me get access to my email account. They claim that it is because I am a child, and that information I entered when signing up with them indicated that the date of birth I enetered when signing up was that of a minor child.

BULLSHIT! I signed up with Yahoo.com email over 2 years ago. It is ridiculous to believe now that they just suddenly realized I am a minor! This is just absurd! I am a full grown adult, which they knew when I signed up with them. Had I entered a date of birth indicating I was a minor, it would have been noticed at the time of sign up NOT TWO YEARS LATER!

WHAT'S THE REAL REASON YAHOO.COM IS DENYING ME ACCESS?

CREDIT CARD SCAM AND FRAUD!

This can be the only answer. The only way for me to verify my age, according to Yahoo.com, is to enter my credit card information. If I don't have a credit card, which I do not, then I am out of luck in accessing my email account.

When I told Yahoo that I do not have a credit card, they told me that at this time, the only way for them to verify my age is with a credit card. I CAN NOT ACCESS MY EMAIL ACCOUNT UNLESS I PROVIDE YAOO WITH CREDIT CARD INFORMATION!

THIS IS PREPOSTEROUS!

THIS IS A SCAM!

THIS IS A RIPOFF!!!!!

Even if I did have a credit card, I would never give out this information under the circumstances as was presented to me from Yahoo.com. I choose when and where I want to give out credit card and other personal information. I consider this action by Yahoo.com to be coercion and extortion!

What else could it be? Suddenly after two years of being with them, they just all of a sudden want credit card information from me. Why? They claim that if I provide my credit card information that my card will not be billed. But this is BOGUS!

YAHOO.COM IS UP TO NO GOOD WITH THIS CREDIT CARD SCAM!

BEWARE OF YAHOO.COM.

DO NOT GET EMAIL FROM YAHOO.COM

IF YOU HAVE EMAIL WITH YAHOO.COM CHANGE TO ANOTHER EMAIL PROVIDER WHICH DOES NOT USE THE PROVIDE CREDIT CARD INFORMATION OR YOU CAN NOT ACCESS YOUR ACCOUNT EXTORTION!

If you too have been harrassed in the above manner from Yahoo.com email please contact me at: [email protected] (this is my new email account which does not extort from their users). Let's correspond to get this scum Yahoo.com out of business if they choose to use their extortion tactics!

Signed, Lolita Haze


4 Updates & Rebuttals

Terri

Spiceland,
Indiana,
U.S.A.
Beware of Yahoo!

#2Consumer Comment

Wed, July 30, 2003

I have been trying for 2 months to get someone to look into Yahoo!'s business practices.Do not give them any of your banking account or credit card numbers, I believe they are passing this information on to a company called Webloyalty who then turns around and starts charging your accounts monthly hoping you will not notice these charges.If you read Yahoo!'s privacy policy they state they reserve the right to give your personal information to third parties they feel you might be interested in, if I was interested in these companies I would give them my information myself. I have filed a report on a site run by the FBI and White Collar Crime and sent emails to reporters whom report on Media Companies,but have not heard anything yet. It is a reported fact that in Oct.2002 Yahoo! and Webloyalty started a "business arrangement" that merchants whom use Yahoo as their host for their stores will have ads put on their checkout pages when you are confirming your order.Do not click on these to get a $10.00 coupon on your next order or any kind of 30 day free trial,don't X them out say "NO". They may still get your info I'm not sure, but I wish some would investigate. Webloyalty has many different names they charge your accounts with: WLI*ReservationRewards,Buyers Assurance,SimpleEscapes,MemberWorks, Mwi Galleria and probably many more I have not found yet. Cancel any Yahoo! accounts, do not buy from any sites hosted by Yahoo! and tell everyone you know to do the same. Get the word out and maybe someone with the power to stop this practice will do something.


JAMES

MESA,
Arizona,
U.S.A.
THEY ARE ALL OUT TO GET YOU

#3Consumer Suggestion

Wed, July 30, 2003

I think its great we live in a paranoid world where people dont trust there own mothers. yahoo is a billion dollar company they dont need to steal your money they make plenty from the ads they shove infront of your face. my suggestion is read there privacy policy it will give you the legal uses of your info..... THE LAW adult areas on yahoo may contain pornography and questionible material to protect folks over 14 they must now verify age thanks to liberals in the government..... the only way they can honestly verify your age is by verifieng something you need to be 18 to have and that is verifiable hense a credit card the law alows internet companys to show this as proof of verification its so they dont get sued my jimmy's mom for letting jimmy see bad stuff.....


Mimi

Greensboro,
Maryland,
U.S.A.
When money is siphoned out of your account It is wrong!

#4Consumer Comment

Wed, July 02, 2003

Ann from Houston Yahoo wants a credit card to update their system to upgrade Lolita's account. They will bill without her permission every month. There is no recourse for Yahoo's billing they will not refund any money back. Their terms of service state that.I just filed a criminal complaint with the FBI on their website against Yahoo! Yes I have a free account with Yahoo and I have a free hotmail account as well as a paid account with AOL. When money is siphoned out of your account It is wrong! Yahoo is sitting on millions of dollars and you have to wonder how many people HAVE they ripped off. We need a voice and an ear to help one another not a mean and rude comment to hurt us we have been hurt already.


Ann

Houston,
Texas,
U.S.A.
YAHOO CREDIT CARD RIP OFF

#5Consumer Comment

Wed, June 18, 2003

As far as I know Yahoo.com e-mail service is a FREE service, how can a FREE service rip you off. They can't charge your credit card for a FREE service. Now Yahoo has given you a FREE e-mail account for 2 years now suddenly you trash them in this forum and the way you trashed them demonstrates your character.

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