okay, this has gone far enough

Posted in Random thoughts at 12:20 pm by ducky

A lot of sites don’t verify email addresses, and so it has happened that a lot of people have signed up for things using my email address. For a while, it was just mildly annoying, since most of it ended up caught by my spam filter. But it’s getting tedious, and so I am going to fight back. I’m starting to change the passwords on the accounts that people sign me up for, deface their pages, and “out” the sites that don’t do proper checks.

Here are the identity thieves I’ve dealt with this week:

  • 760atl at YouTube
  • redclaws/BlueClaws/Doom30 at gamestotal.com
  • dan lorocca on MySpace
  • Some guy signed up to get a subscription an online erotic magazine from zino.com with my email address. I didn’t find out what my alleged name was, but note to people who are thinking of using my email address: next time I will find out your name and post it here.
  • Chloe tried to sign up for Tickle, but Tickle did have email confirmation. Yay Tickle!

I also want to give a special shout-out to Dawn Cheng who gave my email address out to the WRONG place; she has caused me no end of spam. Grrrr….


  1. ducky said,

    July 16, 2007 at 5:12 pm

    And today, My Flash Fetish.

    But handheldpornsites.com required confirmation.

  2. ducky said,

    July 17, 2007 at 7:39 pm

    Three signups just now. What if it is companies signing me up randomly in order to get me to look at their site? Arg…

    And apparently Matthew Ochido gave my address when he was signing up for something.

    BlackPlanet let THREE different accounts sign up with my email address!

  3. ducky said,

    August 13, 2007 at 11:46 am

    Now migente is on my crap list.

    They seem to be using the same software as BlackPlanet, go figure.

  4. ducky said,

    August 17, 2007 at 10:24 am

    Okay, Bigpoint (game site) is REALLY on my shit list. Not only do they allow registering with someone else’s email address, there is no way to change the password. I’m going to have to bitch to customer support.

  5. ducky said,

    August 17, 2007 at 1:15 pm

    And not wobbly world.

    I am going to stop posting every time someone does this because for all I know, people are doing this to get links to their places.