# Why did I get an email saying I've asked a question on GameDevelopment.SE?

I just got an e-mail 3 hours ago from do-not-reply@stackexchange.com:

I'm pretty sure I have never asked a question here, or even known about this specific SE site's existence. Is this a bug, a january fools prank by SE, a phishing trick (can't be, do-not-reply at stackexchange is SE's official email), or has someone been using my acckount?

I've gotten the same e-mail about Sharepoint.SE, Unix.SE, Skeptics.SE, Japaneese.SE, HomeImprovement.SE, SciFi.SE, Personal Finance Money.SE Database Admins.SE and TeX.SE. I have previously posted on TeX.SE, but not anytime recently.

Thanks.

• So, does that mean that someone is misusing my e-mail address? Is there any way I can stop such a thing?
– user40621
Jan 5 '14 at 6:09
• Yes, it looks like somebody is using your email to register for accounts and making posts attempting to impersonate you on other SE sites. My advice, when you get an email like you described, would be to post on the meta for the site as you did in this instance (or ask for a moderator in the site's chat room). They will be able to take care of the problem.
– user1430
Jan 5 '14 at 6:13
• Thanks! So should I re-post this on meta.SharePoint, meta.Unix, etc.?
– user40621
Jan 5 '14 at 6:16
• I guess. You could also perhaps try to post it on meta.stackoverflow, which may get you the attention of a staff member who could address the issue more widely.
– user1430
Jan 5 '14 at 6:18
• @ JoshPetrie: Thanks again!
– user40621
Jan 5 '14 at 6:19