melbo Yahoo IM Fraud

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by melbo, Sep 11, 2005.


  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Seems that someone is posing as me with a YahooIM account of melbo***

    I Only use YahooIM, none of the other Instant Messengers, and not really all that much. My user is Melbo00. If someone poses as melbo with a different UserID, It's not me.

    Strange, I have been impersonated on a few other boards lately too. The Green Eyed Monster?

    dunno.
     
  2. TLynn

    TLynn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Most likely melbo, most likely. Somebody has it in for you I would think.

    Looks to me like some people just don't know when it is not to their advantage to leave things alone....could be they want to get themselves in trouble?

    Dunno.
     
  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I'm having a few friends with very superior computer skills look into it now. It's not a crime to impersonate me, but I want to know who they are and Yahoo keeps the IP logs of those that register for the service. They have a really wimpy privacy policy and my 'friends' should be able to glean it from them.

    I'll update later
     
  4. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    time to change the name, tagline to melbeaux like E.L. has said.
     
  5. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I wish I could take the credit, but alas it was Ghostrider that came up with that one.

    Maybe they are just big fans of you Melbo. Or could be internet stalkers that are taking their hero worship a little too far. Of course that brown water that is flooding New Orleans right now could also be tea. I say it is time to open up the can of [elim] [beat] [own2] [smsh] [nk] [fight2] [axe].

    [shiftyeyes]
     
  6. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Yeah they sit around in shit stained underwear and smoke like a freaking 59 caddy with nothing better to do.
    It shouldn't be to hard to find out the 4 W's
    Guess code word for conversation is in order , pass around the word by phone.
     
  7. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Do y'all know anything about this site??

    http://www.bugmenot.com./


    So you can bypass Compulsory Web Registration?

    Would like to know....


    Wait a minute..I just tried it.and before I added it..it said "Are you sure? This will be visible to the World"

    I put it Idontwantto

    and register12345

    But thought better of it until I hear from someone...
     
  8. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    looks like it is a USER /Pass sharing system. One would first log in at the real site, and then submit the USER/pass and all bugmenot users could then use it.

    Just like loaning out your user to a few friends except l;arger scale
     
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