Fraudulent Account Created Under My Name
mark at kingant.net
Tue Sep 9 18:49:00 EDT 2014
There is no such thing as a "Pidgin account." Pidgin is a client. It
connects to IM networks on the Internet that we have no control over
(e.g. Google Talk, MSN Live Messenger, AIM).
On Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 3:36 PM, Sandra Lemaire
<lemairesandra1906 at gmail.com> wrote:
> But if someone created a Pidgin account linked to my GTalk would you be able
> to delete the false Pidgin account? Or is that impossible to do? the
> username is sandra.lemaire but I can not enable the account, nor reset the
> password because I do not know what email address they used to set it up.
> Does that make sense?
> On Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 6:12 PM, Mark Doliner <mark at kingant.net> wrote:
>> Hi Sandra. I didn't quite follow your explanation, but it sounds like
>> maybe you should contact Google about this, since they control Google
>> On Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 3:08 PM, Sandra Lemaire
>> <lemairesandra1906 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hello, I've been made aware that co-workers have created a Pidgin
>> > account
>> > under my Gmail account so that they can see my IMs on GTalk to others in
>> > the
>> > office. I would like to have this account deleted.
>> > The account is associated with sandra.lemaire at gmail.com - I am unable to
>> > change the password or manage the account in any way since I did not
>> > create
>> > it. However those who did create it are able to not only see my email
>> > but
>> > also are privy to all my conversations.
>> > Your assistance would be greatly appreciated. I am sending this from
>> > another Gmail account I own.
>> > Thanks in advance,
>> > Sandra Lemaire
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