Over the past two days I have been receiving Instagram Confirm your email address for Instagram emails telling me that an old Gmail account of mine has been added to an account:
You updated your email address to [redacted]@gmail.com. Confirm your email address to continue capturing and sharing your moments with the world.
At first I thought they were spam because I do not have an Instagram account, so I treated them with gloves on. They are legitimate emails though.
I clicked the
If you didn't change your Instagram email address, revert this change.
link in the mail and my email address was decoupled. I then receive Instagram [redacted], we've made it easy to get back on Instagram mails saying:
It seems like you're having trouble logging into Instagram. We can help you get back into your account.
I ignore these, of course.
This 'thread' started with an initial Instagram Welcome! Confirm your email mail, obviously from someone registering, saying:
Welcome to Instagram, [redacted]
First, please confirm your email address. If you're ever locked out of your account, this will help us get you back in
This used a slightly different account name, and was followed by two Username Changed on Instagram emails resulting in the final name now being used for that back-and-forth sequence.
I have full control over the GMail account, there are no login attempts etc, and I have reset to an even stronger password just to 'make sure'.
I will just keep removing the added email address until it stops.
What could possibly be the intention of someone doing this, if (s)he has no control over the email address? (And maybe part of this: why those name changes?)
Is there anything else I should undertake?