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Somebody tried to hack into my Paypal account!

Discussion in 'PayPal' started by dilipsam, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. #1
    Hello,

    Somebody tried to hack into my Paypal account. Apparently, I was selling on another site. For sure, I know one of the buyers tried playing the fool around with me because I got a password reminder this morning from Paypal.
    :mad:

    What are the precautions i need to take?

    Regards,
    Dilip Samuel
    dilipsam, Sep 24, 2007 IP
  2. patsalko

    patsalko Peon

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    #2
    make sure the password reminder is legit. this could be phishing.
    patsalko, Sep 24, 2007 IP
  3. dilipsam

    dilipsam Peon

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    #3
    Yes, I saw it was from Paypal.com and not paypal.hacker.com

    In any case, I store passwords in firefox and whenever i goto paypal.com, it gets filled up by default. So if the hacker, tries to phish with another url, my form doesn't get filled up.

    I mean why do people keep doing this sh*t? Why can't people lead honest lives? Is it because they are lazy or do they need money so bad?
    dilipsam, Sep 24, 2007 IP
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    007A Banned

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    #4
    Change the security questions and the password
    007A, Sep 24, 2007 IP
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    raje_2000_21 Peon

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    #5
    It is in their blood buddy.
    raje_2000_21, Sep 24, 2007 IP
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    yyyk9 Peon

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    Don't register for sites using your paypal password, because sometimes it is stored unecrypted. And they can view it and try to hack you.

    Rep me . ;)
    yyyk9, Sep 24, 2007 IP
  7. ishan

    ishan Notable Member

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    #7
    Install this - http://www.iconix.com/paypal/
    on your PC , it tells you whether the email is really from PayPal or not.
    It is approved by PayPal , & it works really well.

    If the email you receive does not pass the Iconix scanner ,
    just forward it to - spoof [at] paypal [dot] com & they will take care of it.

    Thanks
    Ishan
    ishan, Sep 24, 2007 IP
  8. Western

    Western Well-Known Member

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    #8
    better to choose PayPal password different from other passwords
    Western, Sep 24, 2007 IP
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    ammoun Active Member

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    Yah exactly , don't use same password everywhere !
    ammoun, Sep 25, 2007 IP
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    This has happened to me in the past. Be careful. This also happened with my ebay account, someone listed a jukebox for sale that obvoisuly I didn;'t own. Don't know what anyone would get out of that other than making me run in circles with ebay to tell them.
    UnderWearKing, Sep 25, 2007 IP