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Postby teddy ballgame » Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:00 pm

jfg wrote:Has anybody ever had their paypal account hacked? It happened to me yesterday, luckily only for 55 bucks. Anybody have any horror stories and better yet advice on what to do? I changed my account and everything.

It happened to my step-mom. I think she closed the account but I don't remember what she did beyond that to get the money back.
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Re: Weird credit card issue that could affect you

Postby underweargnome » Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:56 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:These guys are smart for going after high volume but a small charge. Most people (like myself) probably don't think placing a call to the credit card company is worth getting a $0.25 charge removed.


I agree, talking to the call center reps for credit card companies is horrible.
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Re: Weird credit card issue that could affect you

Postby jfg » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:40 pm

teddy ballgame wrote:
jfg wrote:Has anybody ever had their paypal account hacked? It happened to me yesterday, luckily only for 55 bucks. Anybody have any horror stories and better yet advice on what to do? I changed my account and everything.

It happened to my step-mom. I think she closed the account but I don't remember what she did beyond that to get the money back.


I shouldn't have a problem getting the money back, in fact I think it's already on the way to my account. My concern is- Was I being watched online, and how did my account get hacked? I never use my Paypal account and it had 4 dollars in it, the hacker only took 50 some dollars out of my bank account. Should I change every password to every site I use? One more question, if a suspicious email is opened does anything happen if you don't click on links in the email?
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Re: Weird credit card issue that could affect you

Postby kimchi_chigae » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:54 pm

I got a call from my credit card company asking if I had made a $.50 purchase on Cheap Karaoke. I'm cheap and I like karaoke, but I didn't make that purchase. They immediately canceled the card and sent me a new one. It happened just before Christmas.
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Re: Weird credit card issue that could affect you

Postby Yoda » Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:14 pm

Didn't they already try this in Office Space? And it didn't work! :-°
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Re: Weird credit card issue that could affect you

Postby Metroid » Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:46 pm

Yoda wrote:Didn't they already try this in Office Space? And it didn't work! :-°

Oh it worked, it just worked a little too well. :-D
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Re: Weird credit card issue that could affect you

Postby knapplc » Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:29 pm

Peter Gibbons wrote:You know, corporate accounting is sure as hell gonna notice $305,326.13.
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Re: Weird credit card issue that could affect you

Postby Metroid » Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:42 am

I had to pop in Office Space last night. :-D
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Re: Weird credit card issue that could affect you

Postby Madison » Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:36 pm

The charge shows up on statements as coming from "Adele Services" in Melville, N.Y. There is no business by that name listed in Melville, or registered to any business anywhere in New York, for that matter.


You'd think that would be enough to get the attention of the credit card companies, but add in the media coverage and the credit card companies should be fully aware of this situation by now. And they are sending money somewhere for "Adele Services", so they should have a starting point as to tracking them down.
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Re: Weird credit card issue that could affect you

Postby StlSluggers » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:31 pm

I think I may have found out how this little scam got its start.

Just a note to AussieDodger: It was MasterCard and Visa that uncovered this problem, not the bank.

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