Well this is quite a shocker. When I logged off for dinner yesterday I couldn't have imagined I would not be able to get back in. To sum things up: Someone managed to figure out my password, created a new Gmail account with a name similar but not the same as mine and used that to change my password. I am now locked out of the account. The loss of the clothing and accessories, not to mention the money is absolutely heartbreaking. And unfortunately, because the account did not originally belong to me, there's not much if anything that Linden Labs can do to help me. The original owner of the account informed me that she used a false name to create it, which pretty much means I am SOL.
So what now? I guess this means I have to start from scratch. Frustrating? When I have spent well over 100k L$ on making Ivori look the way she does? That's a mild understatement. So even though I know nothing will come of it, here's a message to the person who did this: just give me back the account. Please. I don't even care about the money, because I am quite sure it's gone already. But that account is 2 years of damn hard work, and it's mine. So please, no questions asked, just let me have her back.
In the meantime, I guess I will be creating a new identity and starting over. Forgive my appearance as I try to get myself back to some semblance of normal, and I will post the new name you can find me in world soon. Thank you all for understanding as I go through this extremely frustrating period.