Bah, Fraud attacked.

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  1. soul8103

    soul8103 Ancient Guru

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    Yes, I am now a victim of internet fraud damnit. Basically had a massive sum of money taken out of my current account by someone hacking my paypal and buying random crap on ebay (a lot of *****......). Hopefully paypal will get all my money back to me (well they damn well should) but otherwise this is pretty damn annoying. Gonna also have to change my bank number and cards on monday. Fraud absolutely sucks. Has anyone else in G3D been paypal spammed before. Info would be great.

    God damn scumbags...

    *EDIT* don't know why s-h-o-e-s is a forbidden word haha..
     
  2. justmeez

    justmeez Master Guru

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    Well havent been a paypal victim but recently (last week) I checked my accounts online like I normally do daily and saw that some random magazine company had a pending charge of $90 bucs on one of my accounts. That was last monday. I called them and told them I never signed up and to cancel the account and refund my money, was given a ref number and told the acc would be canceled and money refunded the next day. Well weds came and my money hadnt been returned so I called em up and they told me they had no record of me canceling the acc! lol since the charges were still pending I called up my bank told em what happened reported my card as stolen/lost and that right there took care of everything. :)(wow I typed more than I thought:nerd:)
     
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    How much was this sum as if you only have standard cover you will be covered up to £500
     

  5. soul8103

    soul8103 Ancient Guru

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    Naa i have full cover. Well Lets just say a lot lol^^. Since my account has been hacked or used fraudulently with multiple sums lower then £50-£200 each time thankfully I can get all of my money back. It just may take a while.
     
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    ehhh well thats good at least you know you will get it back.
     
  7. tuco

    tuco Ancient Guru

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    They hijacked your pal account and bought footwear? Weirdo's.

    S-hoe-s is forbidden because of spam links.
     
  8. Renegade8100

    Renegade8100 Ancient Guru

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    lol damn dude, sorry to laugh but sh0es? id suspect a girlly or friend you know got your secret question right and raided your account. see if you can find the shippin address
     
  9. hallryu

    hallryu Don Altobello

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    Fraud scum! I hates um! Part of the problem is that there is next to no proper investigation of theses types of offences! The Police have effectively washed their hands of this type of crime, the banks etc are now mostly responsible for their own investigations! I know the reasons why time, money, public priorities, Government priorities blah, blah...

    It just doesn't sit right! Hope you get your pennies back matey!
     
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    As for everyone wondering why the fraudster bought a load of *****, they were probably setup by himself and he just bought them off the OPs account so he could get the money..
     

  11. Doug

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    what i was going to say :)

    ive been paypal scammed, sold stuff to people and then they do a chargeback.. fukcing sucks, from my experiences paypal are useless at defending the seller, me at least -.-
     
  12. soul8103

    soul8103 Ancient Guru

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    Yeah well it's pretty much mostly resolved now. As for the s-h-o-e-s, I have also had a laugh about that down at the pub with the crew. As for getting my pw/details. Who knows the funny thing is i have not even used my paypal account in about 8 months. Oh well though such is life as long as i get the money back no harm done. Need to change my email/bank details though which is a ball ache. Thank god it's not linked to my work email though. That would have been detrimental.
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2009
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    What we really nead is a decent alternitive to Pay Pal to bring in some competition and hopefully they will buck up there ideas
     
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    archie123 Ancient Guru

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    I dont really agree with credit cards but i have an egg card , its linked to my paypal account , they will repay any money lost to internet fraud , i dont buy anything ive not got the money for anyway so its paid off every month , something to think about if your worried
     
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    That sucks, this happened to my GF a few years back, and it sucked. But she did get everything back.

    People who do this are ****ed up. It is pretty annoying, and messes things up for the victim until everything is back to normal.
     

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    Fraud like this is insidious! The offender remains unknown and its a vast invasion of privacy and information security. Makes me want to bash heads in and I'm very good at it!
     
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    Well thankfully its mostly resolved now. Should have the rest back by the end of the week. Yeah it's a mother****er waking up and finding out a big chunk has been crapped out of your current account without any knowledge of it. Feel sorry for anyone else caught up in the fraud as well. Hallryu mate don't tell me about it., theres a few heads i wouldent ming 'bashing' over this crap.
     
  18. Animatrix

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    It can be done in many ways, email phishing, website spoofing, hacking email accounts, installing malware, man-in-the-middle attacks, hacking your PayPal account (less likely), weak emergency authentication solutions (you lost your password, you lost your email, you lost your hardware token, all needs a emergency solution which may be susceptible to attacks and data mining).

    I would strongly suggest you try and figure out how this happened otherwise it can happen again.

    My suggestion is use a hardware token for authentication (One-Time Password Token), it is better then nothing.
    https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webs...iven/securitycenter/PayPalSecurityKey-outside

    But it's not prefect and you will still have to watch out for the usual suspects.
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/05/25/strange_spoofing_technique/
    http://www.schneier.com/essay-083.html
     
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    This is why i don't use Paypal, if you want to sell something or buy something in a forum, use money order.
     
  20. soul8103

    soul8103 Ancient Guru

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    Thx animatrix will look into the info you have provided. Yeah I will take some time to look into how this has happened, especially considering I rarely use my laptop for more then surfing nowadays, and all the sites I visit are harmless. Don't download, or any anything of that nature. No virus's/keyloggers found either

    Measures im employing now is changing everything from email to bank number/card. Once I have all my money back I will also be closing down my paypal account especially since I do not really buy/sell on ebay anymore.

    Hopefully this will keep me in good sted...
     

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