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My paypal account got hacked!

So there may be shipping delays as I get it restored. I had over $2000 stolen and will get the money back, however, it drained what I had idn the account and is quite an inconvenience!
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-09-2011, 02:38 PM
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Ouch! Good luck with getting it resolved.
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post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-09-2011, 02:45 PM
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Sorry to hear that.
Hope everything is resolved fast. Best of luck to you!
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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-09-2011, 04:40 PM
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More likely, you loaded some malware on your PC which collected your Paypal login and password, or you logged in to a Paypal phishing site, maybe in response to some email you received.
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Jinkz hit me up on AIM if you need help, I have a lot of experience with stuff like this on paypal. My AIM is Matrix.

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Thanks. They put a hold on my account and I changed all my info on both that and the email associated with the account. Supposedly its nothing I did but someone got my password, went in, added a bank, then took my money. I will get it back, but it will take an undisclosed amoutn of time to get it back. This puts a crimp in ordering more fish, that is for sure.


Good news is I got all the packages out today.
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Bummer...really sorry to hear, but it's definitely nice to know that Paypal is at least taking care of you. I guess they're not as evil as I thought
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Dang, that sucks!!! If I can help you out LMK!!
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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-09-2011, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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Its just the waiting game. I am just frustrated because I had an order to make this week which is impossible when a large portion of my spending money was stolen

*sigh* hopefully I get it back quick or people make enough orders that I can afford to order again soon. Usually costs me $1500-3000 per order.
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Yikes, sorry to hear it. You know I've got an order to make for when your puffers are ready.
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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-10-2011, 12:36 AM
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My PP debit card was stolen yesterday. I didn't notice today until it was 950 dollars lighter.... They used it at "credit" and based on the first signature I have seen it isn't even remotely close to mine. They signed "jonny doe".

They did it at walmart though, which is stupid. They have so many friggin cameras.
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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-10-2011, 12:57 AM
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Scary. Hope it doesn't take too long, has to be stressful.

What did the catfish say when he ran into a concrete wall?... "Dam!"
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sorry to here about your left happen to my bank once
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post #14 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-10-2011, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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Paypal just called and said it willl all be resolved and my money restored within 10 business days. I could not be much happier with how their customer service has handled all of this. Well, other than it never having happened!
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Sorry about your troubles but glad that they are working with you and getting it done in a timely manner at least for PayPal that is . Sometimes it seems like it take 10 days just to get to talk to someone there
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