Now. The problem. I occasionally visit virtualpiano.net, but it was down and I Googled for alternatives. One of the alternatives I found, thevirtualpiano.com, is something I've used before - months ago, when it wasn't a 'sign in to use it' type service. I went about using it as I'd remembered to, but when I tried to change a setting it said access to that feature was reserved for members. It also said "best of all - it's FREE" so I figured, whatever. I'll direct it to the email address I associate with game accounts (rather than my real life stuff).
When I went to sign up, it had a link to the terms of service. I clicked, and it just said to contact the site or something like that. I got the feeling it was a 'coming soon' thing since this was a change from how I remembered the site being. Probably stupidity on my part, yeah, but it's a virtual piano. I didn't think there'd be any issue, you know?
Now, the sign up process asked for a first and last name as well as an email address and a password. I (probably thankfully) never use the same password for an account that I use for the things I attach to the email address, so if it was think kind of phishing then I should be completely safe. I also put in a fake name, "Nunya Smith," because... virtual piano service has no business knowing my real name when it's a supposedly free account. Since there wasn't any terms of service, it's not technically like I broke any rules there so...
Anyway. The next page after signup, the one that says to wait for a validation link via email, called it a subscription. And that just set all manner of warning bells off in my head so I did not click the validation link - or any other link - in the email I received. At first, I was thinking that it might be a gateway to all manner of spam mail. Then I Googled the login system it said they used, SentryLogin. Some of the hits came up mentioning PayPal, so... I kind of am freaking out here, scared to death that I'm going to be hunted down by IP Address or something silly like that as "owing money" for this bleeping thing that said in giant letters that it was free.
However, like I said, I used a fake name and an email address that doesn't have any associations to my real life accounts (banking, online stores, etc). I haven't, nor has it, been anywhere near PayPal with personal details. There was once a facebook account with that email address, but it was set to "only me" and private. It was created just to play facebook games, which I found disappointing; I completely deactivated the account in under 24 hours.
Should I be safe, so long as I don't do anything with the confirmation email? It claimed I was "Member Account Number 344468," and that's a lot of people, but I do tend to get paranoid. If you were in my position, would YOU be worried, or just delete/archive the message and never look back?