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Author Topic: Bogus gmail account with my callsign - WB5THT  (Read 3204 times)
WB5THT
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« on: May 13, 2018, 06:57:57 AM »

Gmail sent me a notification last night congratulating me about my new mail account (wb5tht@gmail.com). Problem is I didn't create this and I have no idea how it got linked to my recovery email account (non-gmail account.) I think I did create wb5tht@yahoo.com a long time ago just to keep scammers from using that address.

Anyway I very rarely sell anything online and if you see any activity with wb5tht@gmail.com, please be careful, it's not me.

John
WB5THT, Extra with code and a VE

(I'm cross-posting on QRZ, QTH and here - any others I should post on?)
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K7AAT
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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2018, 08:49:06 PM »

If what you claim is true I would be more than just a little concerned.  I’d be making strong attempt to contact Google about this.
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N9YNG
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 08:43:02 AM »

I would post this to reddit /r/amateurradio too.
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KE2KB
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2018, 04:51:05 PM »

Yahoo is infamous for getting hacked - not just once.
I don't use Yahoo mail, and mostly block anything that originates there.
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AC7CW
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2018, 07:33:29 PM »

Yahoo is infamous for getting hacked - not just once.
I don't use Yahoo mail, and mostly block anything that originates there.

I repaired computers in the past. Most of the ones that were horked up by hackers or virus, etc., belonged to yahoo email users. One ham is now insisting that I accept his yahoo emails or get no support so I have to learn to write an exception. Always something, just always something...
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Novice 1958, 20WPM Extra now... (and get off my lawn)
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