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Someone Created This Account That Isn't Me

anonymous 7 months ago in Website updated by SA Jacob Maltz 7 months ago 2

Hi, I received an email claiming I signed up for this service - I didn't so I've changed the password and I'd like this account promptly deleted (Don't leave a feedback response saying something was compromised all of my passwords are randomized and different for each site. My email was probably used by a bot creation service.)

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So if I remove your account, it will not stop the bot from creating another account with your email if it  gets around our bot blocker (which cannot be 100% foolproof).    I did a "block" on the account so the user cannot comment or perform other tasks.

I suggest you just leave it dormant.  If you decide to delete your account anyway, go here https://feedback.seekingalpha.com/knowledge-bases/2/articles/621-how-do-i-delete-or-close-my-account

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Created this account (on a 2nd random email) just to comment.

I also received an email telling me that I have created an account.

Just like the topic creator, I use long (20-100 chars long) randomized passwords.

Not sure what the point is in creating accounts that you can't verify.

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So if I remove your account, it will not stop the bot from creating another account with your email if it  gets around our bot blocker (which cannot be 100% foolproof).    I did a "block" on the account so the user cannot comment or perform other tasks.

I suggest you just leave it dormant.  If you decide to delete your account anyway, go here https://feedback.seekingalpha.com/knowledge-bases/2/articles/621-how-do-i-delete-or-close-my-account