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Someone setup a fraudulent account with my name and email

impositron
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Someone setup a fraudulent account with my name and email

I have a Gmail email address. Gmail users often setup their email with firstname.lastname at gmail.com . Gmail also recognizes firstnamelasname at gmail.com as the same email address (Note the period in the first address). I setup my account years ago with the email with a period. Today someone setup and account under my name with the Gmail address with no period. I know this because I got the confirmation email from PayPal. I went to PayPal.com to try resetting the password but it wants to send a message to a phone number that isn't mine. I tried contacting customer support and they said they could fix it but then I got put on hold for over an hour.

 

TL;DR - somebody setup a fraud account in my name and can therefor misrepresent me on PayPal.

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impositron
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Re: Someone setup a fraudulent account with my name and email

UPDATE: The Account was closed by PayPal support and an hour later someone created the account again. So now I have to go back to support.