ID number and letters suddenly next to my username

Within the last week, several letters and numbers appear after ID and before my username. Since the letters spell "sexy" this is a problem as a teacher. I can't figure out how to delete this since my username in settings is still the same and never included any numbers. Thanks for your help!

September 7, 2019


Go to and change your name. Then change your password because your account has been compromised.

September 7, 2019

Your Duolingo account has been hacked!

  1. Read the advice in the comments of this discussion

  2. Delete that text in

September 7, 2019

Hi debbieparker

It has been reported. Please check your email for additional information.

For others needing information this can be reported at: ABUSE


September 7, 2019
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