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Join date glitch

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There is a glitch that gives an earlier join date when users close a youtube account and open another using the same email.  This security glitch is being used to make accounts with usernames similar to existing users and falsely reporting their account for impersonation.  The account with the most recent join date is always suspended. Abusers of the system made Adword accounts to get around the phone veriufication for new accounts.  It is primarily these Adword connected accounts that are getting earlier join dates.  It's my understanding some new accounts are getting join dates as early as mid 2011.   


Accounts are not being returned when  suspensions are challenged.  The user who is getting my accounts and the accounts of my friends suspended this way has hundreds, possibly thousands of old accounts to use for this purpose and mocks anyone she targets, knowing we have no recourse.

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Re: Join date glitch

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Hi Kathryn, I've not heard of this, do you have any more details?



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