I have another screen name I use as my email address for junk mail. It's an AOL name I've had since 1994.
I did a search today on this screen name- I saw someone on FB who had their identity used in nefarious ways. Guess what?
People using my AOL name- which is a nickname I've had since I was in second grade in 1972- include:
- a lesbian on Pinterest who pins pics of naked women
- a social reject who has profiles on every dating sight
- a woman in Russia willing to be your bride for the right price
- an astrologer
- a very high-scoring World of Warcraft player
I have no recourse here. It's not my real name anyway. It's just very pissifiying and maddening. No wonder several people- Hollywood celebrities, mind you- have blocked me on Twitter. People I have never had any interaction with, never met, never sent an email. I just admired their work. But I'm blocked because I used my nickname, which is very unusual.
I hate to do it but I will have to come up with a new nickname. I am so infuriated.