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Another person is signing up for facebook/IMVU/other websites using my account and I keep receiving related emails

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Another person is signing up for facebook/IMVU/other websites using my account and I keep receiving related emails firefly19 12/3/11 3:09 PM
Explain your issue in full detail here:

I've received confirmatory emails about signing up for facebook/IMVU, etc. accounts with my email, and I would get all their notifications related to the facebook/IMVU account to my email account. I'm basically breaching her privacy without her knowing it, and I have no idea how to stop the emails from coming since the email registering her facebook/IMVU account is the SAME email as mine. I've tried changing my password but it seemed to be doing nothing. I believe she's getting identical copies of the emails sent to me because she doesn't seem to realize that anything is wrong and that she's able to confirm her account just fine.



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Re: Another person is signing up for facebook/IMVU/other websites using my account and I keep receiving related emails bkc56 12/3/11 8:42 PM
There is nothing to prevent people from using the wrong address when they send a message, or giving out the wrong address (like on a business card or when registering at a web-site) to others.  Think of it as someone dialing the wrong phone number, or getting a couple digits reversed when giving the number to someone else.

No, she is NOT receiving your e-mail.  And you are not receiving her e-mail, you are receiving e-mail intended for her but misaddressed to you.

Some sites (like Fakebook) allow limited operation even if you haven't verified the account.  Some sites allow other ways to verify if you "lost" the e-mail.  That means nothing.

Bottom line:
1.  Your e-mail is not at risk because she has a totally different account.
2.  You can't control stupid people,   You can't stop her using the wrong address until she gets a clue.
3.  You need to contact each place and try to convince them of the error, see if they will close or do something with the account.
4.  See if you can find a way to contact her and convince her of the error.