I posted a new question on SO this afternoon and immediately after received an offer by e-mail to purchase my StackOverflow account. I'm confused as to why someone would even consider purchasing an account. I thought my account would be basically useless in anyone else's hands: the account in this case is composed of my first + last name, and at 1283 reputation points, it isn't like this is a high profile account.
Not sure what to expect by creating a new question on 'meta', but I figured I'd open the topic up for discussion since it obviously is happening.
Edit and follow-up e-mail:
Make no mistake, this didn't look like it came from @stackoverflow. It is a gmail address. For curiosity, I asked him
- Why and
- How much it was worth to him, and
How he decided to contact me.
- I want to start on the community with a good solid reputation.
- I looked on the memberlist of Stack Overflow and saw your email on your webpage. Your rep caught my eye.