Strange new Gmail account linked to mine
long time lurker but hope to be contributing more on this great site.
Just yesterday I received an email from Google that my new gmail account was created, and active. Problem was, I had not created a new account.
Probably someone used my email address as the backup in error, but here is the really strange part - the email they created is couchXXXX@gmail where XXXX are the numbers of my home address. This, and the fact that they used my regular email address as the linked account (which does not have 'couch' in the name at all), I don't think is an error or coincidence.
Trouble is, I cannot figure out the motive. I unlinked the account from mine, just to be sure, and changed the passwords on my two email accounts as well. Also checked for suspicious login activities, none.
Anyone hear of anything like this?