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November 19, 2017, 09:50:58 AM
Last edit: November 19, 2017, 11:45:43 AM by owen_a
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Hello,

I've been locked out of my original account for a week now due to an email I received stating that my email address had been changed, so I did what anyone else would probably do and chose to lock my account (since I was out at the time) so I could sort it when I get back. However, when trying to login, I get the following message;

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Sorry _Crash_, you are banned from using this forum!
For security, your account has been locked. Email acctcomp15@theymos.e4ward.com

The actual email I received stating that my email had been changed is;

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Dear _Crash_,

Your Bitcoin Forum (bitcointalk.org) email address was just changed from <originalemail> to <same email but with a number included> by IP address 197.32.221.28. If you did not do this, then you can visit the following link within 14 days in order to lock the account:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=seclock;u=169474;t=1510383286;o=b3dlbi5hc2h1cnN0QGdvb2dsZW1haWwuY29t;n=b3dlbi5hc2h1cnN0QGdvb2dsOGVtYWlsLmNvbQ%3D%3D;c=6YEgMMZZkcGNKMqT3YhuNWsT6%2BL%2BzF7lvHQprg4xApU%3D

Note that you will NOT be asked for your password at that URL.

Regards,
The Bitcoin Forum Team

I emailed the email address provided explaining what had happened and I received no reply, forcing me to create a new account to try and attempt to message an admin. With still no reply, I'm a little lost as to what to do. It would make sense to have some sort of ability to unlock your account yourself like the majority of other websites have (understanding that this is a forum albeit).

I've read some threads on here explaining that you need to prove your identity using your bitcoin address that might have been sent or might be on your profile. As far as I know I've never sent a bitcoin address to anyone on the forum or placed one on my profile (although if I did, I'd really appreciate it if you could let me verify what bitcoin address it might be if it's set to hidden so I can sign a message).

Any ideas or suggestions on what I should do next?
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November 19, 2017, 09:55:46 AM
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Why did you redact your username? Nobody can help you if we don't know what account it is. Maybe you did post an address somewhere and that can easily be found. You will need to contact an admin though but you will likely not get a response or your account back if you can't reasonably prove that it is indeed yours.

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November 19, 2017, 11:43:45 AM
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Why did you redact your username? Nobody can help you if we don't know what account it is. Maybe you did post an address somewhere and that can easily be found. You will need to contact an admin though but you will likely not get a response or your account back if you can't reasonably prove that it is indeed yours.

Just thought it wasn't necessary, however I have PM'd Cyrus, I also PM'd you however I'm not sure if It's been purposely ignored or they generally haven't gotten around to it yet.

Also, just updated original post to include username.
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November 19, 2017, 11:59:50 AM
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I've read some threads on here explaining that you need to prove your identity using your bitcoin address that might have been sent or might be on your profile. As far as I know I've never sent a bitcoin address to anyone on the forum or placed one on my profile (although if I did, I'd really appreciate it if you could let me verify what bitcoin address it might be if it's set to hidden so I can sign a message).

Any ideas or suggestions on what I should do next?

Just checked your post history and you are right, you have never posted a bitcoin address with that profile, did you every trade with someone and got a bitcoin address in a PM?

I am pretty sure you already read this post: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=497545.0

And as stated without a bitcoin address you can still be unlocked, however this process will take much longer. So that can be a reason Cyrus hasn't replied to your post. Maybe for in the future, stake an address to be safe in the future.

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November 19, 2017, 12:09:39 PM
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I never traded with anyone on here, I did get scammed years ago and reported the user however those PM's are long gone and I never sent my address, I only received their address to send BTC to.

I never expected my account to be breached like that which is why I locked it straight away, however if and when it gets unlocked, I'm going to put my BTC address on their since it's clear it's required to make this process a lot easier.

I think the only way is to send an email to my original email address that the email was changed from. I have 2FA on my google account and a few more security measures for login, so I'm hoping this might be ok for verification.
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November 19, 2017, 12:11:53 PM
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Do you still control these:

DBSAQTdwDQhihqSsgzsyBpTQeUZcdkqqgf
http://archive.fo/csKbz
1FuRWyGKNb6vJeuvJZnbiUwVdSMfaEyJBA
http://archive.fo/07WRz

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Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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November 19, 2017, 12:16:07 PM
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Do you still control these:

DBSAQTdwDQhihqSsgzsyBpTQeUZcdkqqgf
http://archive.fo/csKbz
1FuRWyGKNb6vJeuvJZnbiUwVdSMfaEyJBA
http://archive.fo/07WRz

Unfortunately not, the middlecoin address was an address I used to have on Bitcoin-QT back in the day before I switched over to Multibit. As for dogecoin, I haven't had that address for years after ditching that coin.

Thanks for digging up those addresses though, I appreciate you trying to help!
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November 19, 2017, 12:18:50 PM
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Do you still control these:

DBSAQTdwDQhihqSsgzsyBpTQeUZcdkqqgf
http://archive.fo/csKbz
1FuRWyGKNb6vJeuvJZnbiUwVdSMfaEyJBA
http://archive.fo/07WRz

Unfortunately not, the middlecoin address was an address I used to have on Bitcoin-QT back in the day before I switched over to Multibit. As for dogecoin, I haven't had that address for years after ditching that coin.

Thanks for digging up those addresses though, I appreciate you trying to help!

Sadly, you are most likely out of luck.

When the subject of buying BTC with Paypal comes up, I often remember this: 

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Albert Einstein
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November 20, 2017, 10:45:28 PM
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Yeah it seems so. So what should I do now?
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November 20, 2017, 11:09:23 PM
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Yeah it seems so. So what should I do now?

Work on a new account.

When the subject of buying BTC with Paypal comes up, I often remember this: 

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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