For some inexplicable reason, some guy who identifies himself as Mamadou Diallo, a.k.a. Bouba Diallo, has been creating accounts all over the internet using my email address for over two years now. I’ve written about this several times before.
It’s still going on… I just got email indicating that he created a Yahoo! account (“m.diallo76″) on May 6 using my email address. Needless to say, as has been my practice, I took over the account and closed it.
I wish I knew what the hell was going on here or what the perpetrator hopes to gain by doing this. I’ve wracked my brain but haven’t been able to come up with any ideas for how this might benefit him. Someone purporting to him posted a comment on my blog in November 2012, but it just made things weirder, without shedding any light on what’s going on. That comment probably really was posted by him, since the IP address it came from shows up as Dakar, Senegal in GeoIP lookups, and that’s where he claims to live in the accounts that he creates.
If anybody has any ideas about what might be going on here, I’m all ears.