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MystBunny

For anyone that has me on YIM

I've been receiving offline messages lately greeting me as if I was online. I'm not sure what to think of this. I'm wanting to think that if someone was actually logged into my account that I wouldn't be receiving those messages later. Has anyone else been experiencing this? More importantly, has anyone received bot replies from me?
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Added: 5 years, 7 months ago
 
pirohmaniac
5 years, 7 months ago
I haven't gotten any replies but I say you online today and pounced but no response so I guess this is what you're talking about.
I haven't noticed anything with my account, but Dad's been getting some weird emails. From himself. Stuff like
The Russian Mafia has you...
Gunblazer42
5 years, 7 months ago
Hmm. That is rather odd. I don't have you on YIM, just AIM, so I can't be of any help, sorry. I don't think you'd be receiving those messages later on if you were somehow online, and I would think that YIM lets you take logs of conversations (or at least saves the last several IMs between you and someone) so you'd know for sure if you've turned into a bot.
Aviose
5 years, 7 months ago
I had a similar issue with my YIM, I just changed the password and things went back to normal.  I don't have you on YIM, but I hope that helps.  ^.^
yuuwolfman
5 years, 7 months ago
i dont use yim i use there e-mail service only and some times i get those wired e-mails
but there like ones tryign to steal my gaming acounts
Teske
5 years, 7 months ago
I've heard of stranger stuff.  Someone I have on YIM had someone hack her to the point they could spam links to people while she was online.  I messaged her annoyed when she sent me a link a few seconds after she sent it, and she had no idea what I was talking about.  I think it's best if you changed your password to be on the safe side.
MystBunny
5 years, 7 months ago
I've had my account taken by a bot before, but according to everyone I've talked to about it, apparently it's not sending anything, just showing me as online. Also for one person it was showing me as offline when I was actually on, so I'm wondering if it's just a bug
guri
5 years, 7 months ago
I have found that several IM services I've been on will sometimes show people the wrong status for me.  Usually it's fix by them restarting.  Also, it's usually the other way around, where they see me as offline, but I don't appear online until they restart their client.
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