someone signed me up using my email address. how come???

Indonesia
May 3, 2008 10:07pm CST
Friends, I just found out a thank you for signing up from a certain paid to click site which I never signed up at. The date was May 4, but how come, I didn't sign up at any site during these last three days. I have changed this email account's password many times, so I'm curious ... Is my email account getting hacked? Or someone I knew just tried to mess things up with me by signing me up as the person's down referral? It seemed like I have to close this email account from now on.
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6 responses
• United States
4 May 08
I have also had thank yous or confirmation requests from websites I did not sign up for but none of the people I know had done this either. It is just another type of "pfishing" email. I just remove it as "spam" from email.
• Indonesia
7 May 08
Since you mentioned it, I’m also thinking the same about some kind of “phishing”. However, now I start become curious, there was one certain site where I signed up with this email account (but later I quitted from their program after getting spammed by “congratulations! You won $400 prize” phishing mails). I am wondering if this was the same phisher? I have done some tracking towards the sender of the “thank you” mail I mentioned in this discussion, and seemed to me that the certain same guy was the number one suspect to me. Well, the only thing I have to do right now is to delete this email account from now on. I’m not in the mood of ‘playing hide and seek’ around.
@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
4 May 08
Maybe you have save(remember) your login name and password to your browser. This is one disadvantage of that, any one can be you. It is a good practice to just type in your login info
• Indonesia
4 May 08
very much awakening alert. I often keep signing into some forum sites because later I still want to post during the same page. Mostly I signed out when I end my working day at the noon. so my browser should have opened the possibility of the problems. :( I would take your advice from now on. thanks for alerting me about the case.
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
4 May 08
Yes it sounds like someone is using your personal information to do their dirt. Also, do you share a computer? Do you keep yourself logged in? Do you use IP Proxy? Yes, if I was you I would change my email address and any passwords. All of them, if possible. Who ever done this will not have any good luck, I can tell you that!
• Indonesia
4 May 08
I don’t share computer with anyone, but share the internet connection with my Dad. However, sometimes when I’m just too lazy in signing in back again because I plan on returning to the same page (not my email account) during the same day, I would keep myself logging in, but signing out when I really end the online times for the day. I would change all the passwords of my accounts, as you advised. Thanks for informing me.
@ronaldinu (12454)
• Malta
23 Dec 08
it might be a spam. Someone picked up your email account and is trying to lure you into something. It does not necessarily mean that your account his hacked
@rhane7315 (5674)
• Philippines
8 May 08
i guess you should close your email for good and create another one. hackers would trace your passwords even if you change them (i guess) unless you create a new one
• Indonesia
8 May 08
That is so weird. Then someone that use your email should be your friend?