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Aibu to think I’m being cyber stalked

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Mumfromuk Fri 02-Feb-18 21:34:21

I keep getting email resets for my social media sites and google codes for reset from my email. I’ve gotten odd FaceTime calls too. My OH does have some crazy exes but none I thought would do this. We’ve been together 7 years. AIBU to think I’m being stalked? Maybe just spam?

Gemini69 Fri 02-Feb-18 21:38:54

maybe a virus ?

Mumfromuk Fri 02-Feb-18 22:01:58

Oh maybe. Do iPhones get viruses?

Gemini69 Fri 02-Feb-18 23:07:44

I believed so however.. Apple say this... hmm

is it possible that an Apple device, like an iPhone or an iPad, contracts a virus you ask? ... Apple devices are usually safe from viruses until they are jailbroken

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blaaake Fri 02-Feb-18 23:14:18

Doesn't sound like a virus. Is there any way you can see where someone tried to access your account from in settings etc?

mtpaektu Sat 03-Feb-18 01:07:37

There's a stupid person in Florida who thinks they have the same email address as me and keeps signing me up for job sites, clubs and so on. I get password reset emails too. It's most likely just something like that.

There's not much you can do other than to change your email. Your email provider may be willing to tell you the source country of the pw reset requests.

nextDayDelivery Sat 03-Feb-18 03:30:07

"Apple devices are usually safe from viruses until they are jailbroken"

Nonsense and the key word in that is "usually".

It sounds like spam or the resets could be phishing too. To put your mind at rest, change the passwords and think about using a password manager to give yourself a little more security.

DSHathawayGivesMeFannyGallops Sat 03-Feb-18 09:29:22

Do you have any accounts where you can put your security settings to tell you when there's a sign in on a new device plus where the device is, time and date?

You'll soon spot if it's not you. I too get emails for someone with the same name and obviously a nearly identical email. I got very worried my bank had been hacked when I got her e-receipts! Getting emails for all the crap she signed up for at a wedding fair about a week after I'd been finished with really hurt, too!

Gemini69 Sat 03-Feb-18 14:22:38

Nonsense and the key word in that is "usually"

Oh FFS.... It was merely a suggestion that came from Apple themselves... hmm I know fanny adams about my iphone6 but I was trying to help to OP

YouTheCat Sat 03-Feb-18 14:27:17

If you're changing passwords go through the actual site of the password you want to change rather than any links sent in emails in case they are after your details.

Mumfromuk Sat 03-Feb-18 15:08:05

Thanks everyone! I’ll check on your suggestions about better security features.

nextDayDelivery Sun 04-Feb-18 02:47:36

Calm down Gemini

I was trying to help too. I know what I'm talking about, you admitted you don't and quoted an incredibly biased source.

OlivesAndWhiskey Sun 04-Feb-18 02:58:55

I would reset your email password. I got an email asking me to 'resent my gmail password' several times and the same as you, I thought nothing of it but it being a bit odd.

Turns out, someone had hacked my email address and waited months for the perfect opportunity, to which they hacked my Uber, reset it's password and racked up a 1,200 bill!

Nightmare to get hold of Uber, thankfully Paypal refunded me in full.

Scary to think they had my password for so long.

Definitely recommend resetting the password for everything, making sure your laptop security is up to date and run a scan and log out of all other devices!

chatwoo Sun 04-Feb-18 02:59:07

has it not occurred to you that someone is trying to hack into your accounts? If they have managed to get access to your email account, they can re-set social media passwords etc and lock you out of your own accounts.

I'd be very concerned if this was happening to me! I'm not paranoid, but recently worked with someone who had this happen. That's why it's advisable to have two step verification when logging in or changing passwords... so that everything doesn't come via your email account.

user1493423934 Sun 04-Feb-18 03:29:17

Reset your passwords asap. Make sure they're high security. I would also keep changing them every week or so.
Someone did this to me and sent everyone on my list a link to a porn site!

Mumfromuk Sun 04-Feb-18 07:15:13

By spam I meant someone trying to hack my account. Used the wrong words I suppose. I was concerned it’s someone I know but reading your responses it appears it’s quite common. All passwords have been changed now. And two step verification in place.

laura65988 Thu 08-Feb-18 07:40:09

Check what devices are paired with your accounts as it means someone's trying to access account and need these emails to do x

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