Is there any option to let a moderator know that an email account or OpenID is hacked and the person is doing things like abusing or breaking rules?

In such an event, what options does the genuine user have?

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    Send out an email to [email protected] - explain the issue and they will handle the situation swiftly and with great skill...
    – Lix
    Mar 26, 2012 at 7:31
  • I believe that an email to the team would be appropriate here as opposed to to a mod.
    – Lix
    Mar 26, 2012 at 7:33
  • @bob - why remove the hacked tag? Not applicable here?
    – Lix
    Mar 26, 2012 at 8:04
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    @Lix: The smell of that tag was odd...so is the smell off [reporting] and [haiku]. I just don't feel that those tags are useful in the end, it's one of these tags which provoke wrong and too localized questions, in my opinion. Mar 26, 2012 at 8:11
  • @bob - fair enough...
    – Lix
    Mar 26, 2012 at 8:16
  • Can't you just change it? Mar 26, 2012 at 17:26
  • without log in with the associated account we can't change it Mar 26, 2012 at 23:28

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As has been noted in the comments, you should send an email to [email protected] as quickly as possible, including as much information about your account as you're able to.

Naturally it'll be a bit difficult for us to confirm ownership if you've lost access to the email account you registered with. However, if you're able to give us some reasonable suspicion that you're the owner, we can quickly disable all access to the account and then work with you to confirm your identity and then regain access under a fresh set of credentials.

Obviously you should also try to regain access to your email if possible, as well as take care of changing credentials on banking and other accounts that might be using your email for verification.

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