Recently, I received a message from someone over Discord asking if I remember playing with them on Xbox recently at a game that I help develop. I was confused given that I didn’t know the person, so I asked for a little more information.
I had later discovered that someone on Xbox was using a gamertag for ROBLOX which had my name (colbert2677). Because the game isn’t well scripted and has yet to receive proper implementations for various aspects of it, the user was able to attain special game privileges and pose as me.
What I don’t understand is why Xbox users are allowed to register with names that are already taken by computer/mobile users. I’ve been going all this time on the website without knowing that someone created an account on Xbox using my previous username to pose as me; the damage could already have been done across multiple games and such.
Users on Xbox should not be able to register accounts with existing names. Problems such as this can arise and it’s not pleasant to hear that someone else is using your username on another platform.