Can't Delete Blog

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  • #871445

    barbarablume
    Member

    Years ago a marketer used some of my website info to set up a blog for my practice. It went live without my knowledge. I need to have the blog removed for a variety of reasons but since I didn’t set it up I don’t have access to the dashboard and can’t remove this blog. The marketer has long since disappeared. How can this blog be removed?

    Thanks,
    Barbara

    #871545

    supportbot
    Member

    You did not specify a blog address or reason for posting when you created this topic.

    This support forum is for blogs hosted at WordPress.com. If your question is about a self-hosted WordPress blog then you’ll find help at the WordPress.org forums.

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    If you forgot to include a link to your blog, you can reply and include it below. It’ll help people to answer your question.

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    #871547

    barbarablume
    Member

    blog is barbarapaulblume.wordpress.com

    #871548

    timethief
    Member

    Please see what Staff (macmanx) said here:

    We’ll need you to prove ownership of the account before we can take any account, and the only things that we can accept for that would be either an email from the email address the account is registered to or confirmation of the account’s API key. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/email-address-doesnt-exist-any-more?replies=12#post-856721

    #871551

    barbarablume
    Member

    Thanks for the reply, To what address would I send the email?

    #871556

    timethief
    Member

    Hi again,
    Blogs at WordPress.com are the property of the users who register them. The ownership can be transferred to another user, but that transfer needs to be done or requested by the current owner. The e-mail address registered with the WordPress.com sername account is the unique identifier, as is the API key.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/email-address/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/api-keys/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/#transferring-your-blog-to-another-user-or-account

    I’ll flag this thread for a Staff response.

    #871559

    barbarablume
    Member

    This has legal ramifications as someone posted personally protected information on a comment about 4 or 5 years ago. As the blog itself was not authorized by me but was a marketing attempt from an IT consultant that went live without my knowledge I need to remove the comment and close the blog. Don’t want anyone caught up in a legal quagmire.

    #871674

    macmanx
    Staff

    Blogs are the property of the users who register them, and without hearing from that user, we can’t take any action.

    However, the personal identifying information may be enough to get the blog shut down.

    Please contact our Abuse department via http://en.wordpress.com/abuse/

    #871683

    barbarablume
    Member

    Dear Macmanx:

    Thanks for the direction. I submitted an abuse complaint based upon the posted comment violating Federal HIPAA regulations.

    #871722

    motre
    Member

    Definitely looks like a HIPAA violation there.

    #871735

    barbarablume
    Member

    This problem is not resolved until the comment is removed or the blog is deleted.

    #871736

    macmanx
    Staff

    Our abuse team will reply via email as soon as they can.

    #871848

    barbarablume
    Member

    Still up and in violation of HIPAA regulations.

    #871850

    macmanx
    Staff

    The blog was suspended on April 19th. Please try clearing your browser’s cache.

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