Warning/PayPal/check immediately - page 6

Anyone who uses PayPal, I wanted to warn anyone who has a PayPal account. This morning I discovered that more than $1600 had been transfered out of my bank account. The transfer amount was... Read More

  1. by   LauraF, RN
    Would you rather they were all out drinking and driving, as we were?

    My uncle was nearly killed by a drunk driver when I was 10. So NO I did not drink and drive as a teenager.
  2. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    Now I've seen Hacker sites where they share downloads for software to get card numbers.

    How did the software do it ? What did the instructions say?

    How the hell should I know?

    I logged out.............closed my browser.................erased my cookies, emptied my internet cache, cleaned my disc.............................................. ..........................turned my computer off and sat motionless in the dark until I thought it was safe to use the bathroom!!:chuckle

    I can' believe what is going on in this cyberworld.

    Better just to stay on Allnurses and lurk.
  3. by   sbic56
    :chuckle Peeps, you are terrorized.
  4. by   researchrabbit
    I think it's PTSD, Peeps....
  5. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    New update:
    PayPal tried to get the money again.
    I sent my affidavitt to PayPal in a "track and confirm" priority mail envolope. It confirmed the delivery of my official, notarized affidavitt on February 24th, at 83 am. PayPal attempted the withdrawl on the 27th in the afternoon.

    I don't know, something tells me my affidavitt is being used for a coffee coaster in "customer service".

    Now when they say "we never got your official complaint", I have legal recourse.

    Give it up PayPal, this ain't my first rodeo pod'nar.

    That priority tracked charge was only about $4, and will end up being worth more than that no doubt.

    I hope nobody else got screwed.
  6. by   cindyln
    Ok after reading all of this you guys have me thinking I need to install a firewall. Where can I get a good user friendly one?
  7. by   colleen10
    I wanted to add that a lot of people responding seem to think that a hacker or thief would never "randomly" pick a person to steal from and would only attempt to take large quantities of money which is very untrue.

    From the perspective of a hacker it is safer to pick people at random and go for small quantities of money because it will make it harder for authorities to track them and the law wouldn't make a huge deal out $100.00 compared to $10,000.00

    A few years ago a "dummy company" got a hold of my husbands information and started charging $2.00 a month to his credit card. Most people wouldn't even notice something small like $2.00, they might think it was a service charge if they noticed it at all. But my husband did and thought it was really odd. He made a couple phone calls and found out that when he had purchased an item on line either that company sold his information or it was hacked from them.

    $2.00 from one person doesn't seem like a lot but if this company was able to fraudulently charge a couple hundred people $2.00 a month for a couple of months, then you can see where it would pay off for them.

    So, it is true that no one is safe. PNC, Pittsburgh's largest bank recently had to dispose of thousands of "MAC" cards and close peoples accounts because they had been hacked into.
  8. by   TheBrainMusher
    I just feel bad b/c all these people closed their Paypal accounts (something I use often) just because of one persons experiene. You have to take safety precautions to protect yourself and your personal information, not shut yourself out of the world. Yes it is one less exposure, but throwing your bank statement in the trash could have lead to the same thing! (not saying that is what happened or assuming that you "individual" do ...) Its all about confidentiality!