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Thread: ATTENTION HACKER !!!!!!on paypal

  1. #11
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    I visited Ebay's Paypal Forum & found some very interesting information-I was correct in worrying & I am sickened that Paypal is not warning customers!!! I'm OUTTA Paypal...I don't want to worry about having my acct. cleaned it-especially Around Christmas!! Notice these postings are from the past week, and a number of similar experiences have occured regarding look alike email in the past week-- READ ON:
    My PayPal Account STOLEN
    herbladyann (232) (view author's auctions)
    6:48am November 17, 2002

    Just found out that someone got into my PayPal account, changed my email address, my password and mailing address. Cleaned out my bank account, credit line attached to checking account and my Visa account. I can not even log into my account to see what is happening. Beware and check your PayPal accounts closely. If you find that you have the same problem, go to for help in what to do. PayPal is on the case, as is the Federal Trade Commision, Police Dept and I've placed a fraud alert with 3 Credit Bureaus - Fraud Report Alerts. This just happened this past week. Just wanted to let everyone know to be ALERT.
    The Herb Garden


    ONE REPLY:8:04am November 17, 2002 (# 2 of 14)

    pierrelebel (3440) (view author's auctions)
    8:04am November 17, 2002 (# 2 of 14)

    Good morning.

    Sorry to read about your unfortunate experience.

    This problem comes up daily, usually after a 'crook' obtains access to your PayPal password. This is usually done through email sent from a PayPal "look-alike".

    If you look through this Board for threads of the last week or two, you will find several similar instances.

    You may start here:

    Hopefully, once the paperwork is all done (need affidefit etc...) your money will be refunded quickly.

    Good Luck.


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    There are crooks out there!

    Look what I found in my trash bin:

    X-Persona: >,casinomeister<,
    Received: (from dealer@localhost)
    by (8.9.3/8.9.0) id MAA11087
    for dealer; Sun, 17 Nov 2002 12:38:11 -0500 (EST)
    Received: from ( [])
    by (8.9.3/8.9.0) with SMTP id MAA11080
    for >,<,; Sun, 17 Nov 2002 12:38:10 -0500 (EST)
    Received: (qmail 32046 invoked by uid 10044); 16 Nov 2002 04:11:19 -0000
    Date: 16 Nov 2002 04:11:19 -0000
    Message-ID: >,<,
    From: (
    Subject: eBay Verification Process
    X-UIDL: Im!"!!%("!i26"!!$0!!
    Status: U

    Contenuto del messaggio inviatoti tramite il tuo FormMail. E' stato inviato da ( il Venerdž, 15 Novembre 2002 alle 20:11:19


    Dear eBay User,

    It has become very noticeable that another party has been corrupting your eBay account and has violated our User Agreement policy listed: 4. Bidding and Buying.

    You are obligated to complete the transaction with the seller if you purchase an item through one of our fixed price formats or are the highest bidder as described below. If you are the highest bidder at the end of an auction (meeting the applicable minimum bid or reserve requirements) and your bid is accepted by the seller, you are obligated to complete the transaction with the seller, or the transaction is prohibited by law or by this Agreement. You received this notice from eBay because it has come to our attention that your current account has caused interruptions with other eBay members and eBay requires immediate verification for your account. Please verify your account or the account may become disabled.

    Click Here To Verify Your Account - eBay Verification Process

    Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. eBay and the eBay logo are trademarks of eBay Inc.

    end of evil spam

    This "paypal" link goes to a dead page. But when the page was live, they probably had you sign in to your Paypal account, thus giving them your password.

    Devious! :twisted:

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    Well the catch-22 in this whole thing is that during one period, I believe it early this year 2002 that Ebay was really sending out emails to certain members saying that their accounts have been compromised and passwords may have been stolen, and some had to fax personal documents to ebay to verify their identity. Ebay & Paypal have got to be pulling their hair out right now, because the hackers are definately picking up their pace & there are alot of posts on the boards. I read quite a bit about problems with Paypal last night on various websites & was truly surprised. I've also learned that the little secure icon means nothing, when a look alike website can create a secure website of their own. I received TWO more emails yesterday, saying my Ebay account was put on restriction (bull&*%$) because my acct. information could no longer be verified. I started to panic, because I didn't know if someone had gotten my password & changed info OR if it was another hacker email. I closed my Paypal acct. which I received no email confirming that & had to get confirmation on Ebay and had my mother confirm it from HER computer in Florida (yeah, paranoia), had someone on the Ebay board verify my Ebay acct. was okay and had to change all my passwords, Ebay ID, and email accounts. But the big message here is, Ebay (and hopefully Paypal) will NEVER ask you to verify your information from an email. I was lucky enough to be able to close my Paypal acct. since I've since found out even that can be difficult. If they ever ask you to fax documents for ID verification, CALL them first to verify THAT the email truly came from them. If I hadn't received & been leery of that Paypal email, I probably would have not had a clue about the Ebay email & given these dirtbags all my personal information!!

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