Thursday, July 12, 2007

Hacked

Driving home this afternoon I got a phone call from an area code I thought a bit unusual, so I answered (usually I let numbers I don't recognize go to voicemail). It was a woman from PayPal who asked me about some recent charges on my account that she was reviewing and asked if I sent a payment to so and so today or if I sent any payments yesterday....uh, no, the last one was on the 9th...so, yeah.

Got home, logged in, looks like someone hacked my account and spent over $2000 from my paypal acct from a combination of my bank account and credit card.

Quickly called the bank and let them know, called Credit Card and cancelled, keep checking on paypal and changed my password.

Totally sucks.

My advice? Change all your passwords every year or so and don't have the same one for everything! What a pain in my ass.

3 comments:

exclusive_remedy said...

Dude, that totally sucks. I am really sorry and now I am worried about my PayPal - but I haven't checked it in a long time. I am going to do that right now.

Gingerlylizzy said...

Man... Do you lose all that money then?

Nat said...

Holy crap! I should really take your advice. I've had the same passwords since I got married and only have two for everything that I need passwords for.

You got the money back, right?