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Some dumb ass used my email address...

Posted 08 December 2013 - 11:05 AM

Going one step above text or wrong numbers, ever have someone use your email to register an account?

Some dumb-ass used my email address (number2pencil@yahoo.com) to register his POF account. I thought it was spam at first, because I didn't even know what POF was. But then I noticed (via the email notifications) that it was receiving 'inbox' messages. Turns out POF is Plenty Of Fish, some dating website. So my wife & I changed the profile information to show one of our cats.

The owners phone number can be found in the messages. The password is cat if anyone wants to mess with it.

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 11:12 AM

LOL! Oh, the damage you could cause.

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If one could locate the original image to this before someone captioned it, that'd be gold for the photo album.
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Posted 08 December 2013 - 11:35 AM

Someone signed up for Facebook with my email once... I went with an Equus theme. Likes, dislikes, a poster from the play. It's quite a fun projects.

You know you've got them when the requests for password change start piling up in you email. :P
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Posted 08 December 2013 - 11:50 AM

I don't know whether to feel bad for you or laugh at your response
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Posted 08 December 2013 - 12:11 PM

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 09:35 AM

i have it happen at least once a month. on top of the innocous signing up for a website stuff i have also received:

  • mortgage documents
  • flight information
  • computer purchase information
  • emails from a wife who wished to reconcile
  • lots of homework assignments


i want to cancel those flights and laptops so much every time it happens.
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Posted 09 December 2013 - 09:38 AM

What, you don't love your wife?
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Posted 09 December 2013 - 09:39 AM

she's just ok
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Posted 09 December 2013 - 09:40 AM

Well if that's the way it is, make a clean break.

You gotta be the bigger man here and let her have the house...so take some of those mortgage documents and sign the house over to her.
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Posted 09 December 2013 - 09:41 AM

View PostCraig328, on 09 December 2013 - 11:38 AM, said:

What, you don't love your wife?


View Postsupersloth, on 09 December 2013 - 11:39 AM, said:

she's just ok


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Posted 10 December 2013 - 10:55 AM

View Postsupersloth, on 09 December 2013 - 09:35 AM, said:

i have it happen at least once a month. on top of the innocous signing up for a website stuff i have also received:

  • mortgage documents
  • flight information
  • computer purchase information
  • emails from a wife who wished to reconcile
  • lots of homework assignments


i want to cancel those flights and laptops so much every time it happens.


How common does your email have to be????
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Posted 10 December 2013 - 11:08 AM

This never happens to me. Weird.
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Posted 10 December 2013 - 11:45 AM

I got about 5 or 6 texts/calls from Microsoft yesterday with a code to reset my password. So glad I linked it to my phone. Looks like someone was really curious or forgot their email. Mine isn't even that common!
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Posted 10 December 2013 - 01:00 PM

View Postjon.kiparsky, on 10 December 2013 - 02:08 PM, said:

This never happens to me. Weird.


Indeed, but your name isn't Jose Rivera... :P

I have two issues. One, there are a lot more Mics named Brett than I would have imagined. So, I have a brettmc email often spammed by idiots that have approximately the same name as me. You'd think my name was John or something.

I also have some emails related to when I sold chain mail. These seems to have cross interest and get used by short bus kids fairly often.
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Posted 10 December 2013 - 01:30 PM

View Postbaavgai, on 10 December 2013 - 03:00 PM, said:

I also have some emails related to when I sold chain mail. These seems to have cross interest and get used by short bus kids fairly often.


I was very confused when I read this at first until I realized you meant as in the Renn Fayre variety, and not as in the "send this letter to ten of your friends immediately or bad things will happen" sort.
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