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04-21-2017, 04:28 AM #1
Friendly reminder for your banking info.
So my PayPal or my wife's was wickedly hacked. So far to approximately the time of $1k. This happened in a short amount of time between yesterday and just a few minutes ago. Please protect yourself friends!
Check and make sure you change your passwords or check your account often.Nothing is fool proof, to a sufficiently talented fool...
04-21-2017, 04:39 AM #2
Are you both running an anti-malware program? Or was your password something simple? All it takes is clicking one of those links in a spam email and boom, you just installed a monitored key logger program. Are you going to get your cash back?- One thing is for sure....nothing.
04-21-2017, 04:46 AM #3Nothing is fool proof, to a sufficiently talented fool...
04-21-2017, 04:56 AM #4
Thanks for the heads up, sir! Sorry to hear about your PayPal account breach. Be especially careful of sites you visit especially if you have allowed your web browser (e.g., Google Chrome, Safari, etc.) to store your credit card information. A malicious script can hack that information, and pretty soon someone halfway around the globe is using your credit without the 3-digit CCV number on the back in some cases. I no longer allow my browser to store any CC information and am more careful in surfing.
You can also install add-ons like NoScript to block scripts, but many casual users (myself included) find the white-list management to be overly cumbersome because that tool blocks practically everything on a page not referenced to the local host.-- MarkAdvisable to before shaving
04-21-2017, 04:58 AM #5
The PayPal lady gave me the area code which was Virginia supposedly. If I have to I'll take a vacation. Jk I am sure this will be ok and dealt with ThanksNothing is fool proof, to a sufficiently talented fool...
04-21-2017, 05:09 AM #6
A number of years ago, when I first signed up with PayPal, my account was highjacked. They called me to see if I had authorized a series of purchases in England for some high-end cosmetics. Couldn't resist and told them that I stopped doing drag years ago and didn't need cosmetics anymore. When the chuckling stopped they closed that card down and issued a new one."The sharpening stones from time to time provide officers with gasoline."
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04-21-2017, 05:14 AM #7
That is funny! I told the gal, I'm 34 and male, I have no need for fake babies and cocktail dresses.
She said, Well, ok.
Like I was lying about both! I find it kind of amusing but only kind of. The drag thing is super funnyNothing is fool proof, to a sufficiently talented fool...
04-21-2017, 12:19 PM #8