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Old 05-08-2012, 07:27 PM
 
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Well, I was going to post in my thread that got closed. I don't know why it was closed. Stalking is a real issue.

Anyway, I got IMs from someone called Candy_Misty5. Well, as you all can see, my username here is Misty. What you don't know is that there is a 5 in my password. I do not do IMs and there is no reason for anyone to be sending me an IM. I don't do text messages either.

So...I'm thinking that this isn't a coincidence either. This is really starting to irritate me. I don't know how to delete my email address permanently and you'd be surprised at what messages I've been sent. This is cyberstalking. Oh well, the bright side is at least it's FBI territory.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I would at least change your passwords to somethings really complicated.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:06 PM
 
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I would at least change your passwords to somethings really complicated.
Good point. I guess it doesn't matter here, as if the "stalkers" are reading, they're reading. I'm more concerned about financial stuff, although I use completely different passwords for that stuff.

It's just really creepy to get an IM from someone (when no one you know would ever do that and this is not the first IM I've received) you don't even know. The fact it had Misty in it and the number 5 just creeped me out.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Maybe you ought to see this:


PLAY MISTY FOR ME - YouTube
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:18 PM
 
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Maybe you ought to see this:


PLAY MISTY FOR ME - YouTube
Oh, I'm old. I remember that.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Do you mean that someone on citydata IM'd you, or someone just online somewhere?
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:09 PM
 
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Do you mean that someone on citydata IM'd you, or someone just online somewhere?
Just some unknown person. I've rec'd lots of IMs like this. But never one with Misty and 5 in it.

I don't EVEN do text messaging, Facebook, anything - so no one I know would IM me.

And now my house alarm just goes off AGAIN. I'm getting tired of it all.

BUT, I should say the stalkers have my email address - I need to delete it.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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What did the IM's say?
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:23 AM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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Misty, sometimes spammers come along and message people not even knowing if a real person with your name exists. Don't worry. It's fine.
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:46 AM
 
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reality check: misty and number 5 is VERY common username. i agree with what hiknapster said above. i actually just received an email from ebay with my usual name i use on websites attached to the email address they use to contact me. i do know it is a scam coz it's saying about my ebay account and i sure have no ebay account.

while i am shocked i just delete it and most important is NOT click the link in the email EVER. just delete it. NEVER even bother to reply to it.
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