I also had access to the 4-hour loop timeline and I could control the camera (pan, etc). I immediately showed my wife what was going on, and she was sickened.

I shut down the access and contacted Amcrest support--they not only were baffled by what was going on, they seemed more concerned with trying to get the notifications to stop.

Armcrest Team While it's upsetting the horrible truth is that many webcams are accessible without name and password. So if folk don't secure their cameras there's little to add here. If "this has been kicked around for years now," that would explain the apparent lack of urgency on the part of both Amcrest and Amazon.

Dissatisfied with the software--particularly the Motion Detection Notifications settings--I returned the camera to Amazon; they received it April 2, 2016.

I deleted the App on my i Phone, and had already set the email motion detection notifications to go to my Junk mail because I was getting hammered by them.

Thanks in advance.********************Attention: This is a direct response from Amcrest 2/09/2017We at Amcrest apologize for any distress this may have caused you. Typically, only when third-party sellers resell returned cameras without first removing their camera settings from their cloud account may the issue arise.

Our practice is to require all our retailers to send us back all returned cameras so that we may remove the camera from the Cloud and perform a hard reset on the camera before resale.

Any help or getting the word out is greatly appreciated.

I have taken screen shots of the email notifications, the email itself, and others to document the situation.

I am able to see through the Amcrest camera that I no longer own into the new owners bedroom!!

I purchased the Amcrest Pro HD 1080P internet security camera from Amazon in late February, 2016.

I understand, of course, that any internet-connected device poses at least some level of security and privacy concerns and vulnerabilities.

But, I'm a tech guy myself and wiped the camera before I returned it.

I received a more or less stock response from their customer service rep and in an email reply to an email I sent them, documenting the problem.