Complaint: I’ve been looing for a Gmail alternative because of the surveillance. So I opened a Yandex account. I was a nice interface, easy to use, and they didn’t require phone verification. I started transferring websites and online doc site email addresses to my Yandex account. 2 days later — BOOM – I’m locked out. They want me to: Do do a captcha, several times Verify a phone number verify my password verify my backup question And — verify the DOB I used. Now I have no idea what DOB I used because I do NOT want my private info stored online. So the form REFUSES to go through for me. LOCKED OUT. I found a 1-800 number and called in. And I’m actually not sure if he worked for Yandex or it was some scam. He said my account showed “suspicious activity.”” I have no idea what he’s talking about. I had accessed Yandex on my phone and online

Tags: Email & Phone Scam, Online

Address: and did not use VPN on the browsers he talked about. He said he could pass my info on to a technician at Yandex and for a fee of $49.99 they would kindly “”verify my ID.”” I lost it. WTF — I just opened an account

Website: send them my ID

Phone: it’s locked me out

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