Some time ago, probably about 6 months, somebody hacked my email account and used gmail settings to forward my emails to him/her.
I noticed that, removed the forward and changed the password. Now, I use another gmail account for my paypal account and I never had a paypal account on my hacked gmail account. I logged in and thought that I should add my other gmail account to this paypal account as well.
But, to my surprise, paypal informed me that this email is already used ! I tried to reset the password, to found out that a specific credit card information was requested, after I asked for a password reset. You cannot actually reset the password if you do not provide that information (which of course I don't know).
I also checked my inbox for Paypal emails and I actually found a few of them, some newsletter stuff. I suppose that the attacker forgot to turn them off ? Seems weird indeed. They actually also have my name on it, though I don't really provide that info on gmail :O
I don't really understand why would somebody want to create a paypal account with another person's email. I don't find any reason for that, but I may be missing something.
Has anything like that happened to anybody else ? Is there a way that you can advice so that I can further check on that and get more information ? I will probably also call paypal.