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Is reddit shaking me down to get my email address?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: March 04, 2020 07:40PM
I clicked on the site and got a notice that said: Give us your email address to keep from getting locked out of my account. Is this a shakedown or an offer to have a backup in case my account gets messed up somehow and I can't log in. I don't like giant websites having my email or phone number if I can help it.
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Re: Is reddit shaking me down to get my email address?
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: March 04, 2020 07:49PM
Sounds fishy. You sure your browser's clean?



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Re: Is reddit shaking me down to get my email address?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: March 04, 2020 07:58PM
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rjmacs
Sounds fishy. You sure your browser's clean?

It's on the Reddit page.
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Re: Is reddit shaking me down to get my email address?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: March 04, 2020 10:23PM
Didn't you need to link it to an email address to start with?



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Re: Is reddit shaking me down to get my email address?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: March 04, 2020 10:27PM
>I don't like giant websites having my email or phone number if I can help it.

look into blur - [www.abine.com]

its reasonable to use an email address for password reset purposes but don't use your regular address



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Re: Is reddit shaking me down to get my email address?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: March 04, 2020 10:28PM
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Filliam H. Muffman
Didn't you need to link it to an email address to start with?

I don't remember doing it. However, maybe there was something screwy about my last log in and they wanted to confirm it was actually me.
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Re: Is reddit shaking me down to get my email address?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: March 04, 2020 10:32PM
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Dennis S
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Filliam H. Muffman
Didn't you need to link it to an email address to start with?

I don't remember doing it. However, maybe there was something screwy about my last log in and they wanted to confirm it was actually me.

I know Google sometimes freaks out when you try to log in on a different device or in a different location. Reddit could be checking your account hasn't been taken over.



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Re: Is reddit shaking me down to get my email address?
Posted by: RgrF
Date: March 04, 2020 11:27PM
Haven't been to Reddit for a long time - my original nick and email are gone so they apparently do a cleanse from time to time.
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Re: Is reddit shaking me down to get my email address?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: March 05, 2020 12:23AM
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Filliam H. Muffman
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Dennis S
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Filliam H. Muffman
Didn't you need to link it to an email address to start with?

I don't remember doing it. However, maybe there was something screwy about my last log in and they wanted to confirm it was actually me.

I know Google sometimes freaks out when you try to log in on a different device or in a different location. Reddit could be checking your account hasn't been taken over.

I'm on the iPhone I always use and was already logged in when I opened the bookmark and saw the request.
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Re: Is reddit shaking me down to get my email address?
Posted by: modelamac
Date: March 05, 2020 08:47AM
I think that is malware on the redditt page. See if the same thing happens on your Mac.



Remember how when you were little
you could just rip off your diaper and
just run around naked and everyone
thought it was so cute and funny?


Anyway, I need bail money.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/05/2020 08:48AM by modelamac.
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Re: Is reddit shaking me down to get my email address?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: March 05, 2020 09:27AM
I don't have a Mac anymore.
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