Email notification of unverified email change

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skyenarvaez
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Email notification of unverified email change

Postby skyenarvaez » Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:49 pm

I just received an email on September 30, 2016 that my email was changed.
I did NOT authorize this change.
I followed the instructions given to me in the corresponding email.
I have changed my email back to the original one I authorized and I have changed my password.
Please let me know if I should be concerned of strangers hacking into my account and what I can do to help resolve this problem.

Mahalo,
Skye Narvaez

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Re: Email notification of unverified email change

Postby russellhltn » Sat Oct 01, 2016 2:24 pm

Be aware that the ward clerk and membership clerk can update the email. That's probably what happened. They somehow came across a email and thought it was a updated email address.
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

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Re: Email notification of unverified email change

Postby skyenarvaez » Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:25 pm

I will double check with my bishopric.
If it wasn't anyone from my bishopric what steps would I need to take in order to prevent this from happening again?

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Re: Email notification of unverified email change

Postby russellhltn » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:51 am

I think you've already done what can be done.

Odds are that no one will confess to changing it as they only remember changing someone else's email.
Have you searched the Wiki?

Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

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Re: Email notification of unverified email change

Postby janeanl » Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:51 am

Hi! I just had this same problem today. I received a notice that someone changed my email address for my account. I went in and the new address was for a person I don't know and is not in my ward or anything. So I changed it back to me and changed my password. I think that's all that can be done, but just wanted you to know in case this is a bigger system hacking problem.

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Re: Email notification of unverified email change

Postby CrockettDR » Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:25 am

We found a problem that was fixed yesterday. For about a week or so if a leader used LCR and checked a box that a person has been set apart in their calling, it was wiping out their email address. This has been fixed, but we think it was also sening out the notification message.


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