I have a primary AIM screenname which I have had for the past six years and have never had a problem with it. Yesterday I created another screenname and logged on under the new name. Throughout the course of yesterday and today I have received 6 IMs from random people saying that my new screenname appeared on their buddy list and that they had no idea who I was. Knowing that I didn't know them either I was wondering what caused this to happen. Since it was a new screenname there is no way they would have had it before it was created. I got everyone from a 13 year old boy in NC to a 24 year old guy in VA. Does anyone know what is going on and how I can fix it? Please help!
Someone you know has been forwarding your aim messages to other people would be my first guess. Or they are sending their messages to a lot of people at one time and is just automatically being posted as a contact...similar to email. But I admit that that is the first time I have ever heard someone complain about it.
My second guess on this would be that your system has been hijacked and they are using your screen name to spam with.