Someone's stolen my email address!
October 16, 2006 10:33 PM Subscribe
Someone's signing up for internet accounts using my Yahoo email address. Help!
posted by serialcomma to Computers & Internet (23 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Yesterday, I received an email from MySpace asking me to activate my account. The problem? I never signed up for a MySpace account using that address. And though I obviously didn't activate the account, there is now a MySpace Music page linked to my email address.
Then, today, I received an email from a particular actor's message board, asking me to click the link in the message to activate the account. And, you guessed it, I didn't sign up for an account there either.
The address being used is firstname.lastname@example.org. So is there a particularly inept person trying to impersonate me? (It doesn't make sense to fake being me when the confirmation emails come to my address, right?) Is someone screwing with me? Or is this a scam of some sort?
Also, in what may merely be a weird coincidence, my last name is the same as the actor whose message board I am now apparently a member of.
I've written to MySpace and have not yet gotten a response; I can't find a contact email for the message board. I've changed the password on my Yahoo account and directed all potentially sensitive emails to another address.
Anything else I can/should do? How worried should I be about this?