Identity Theft

Discussion in 'General OFF TOPIC' started by Jack Klarich, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Has any one recieved a notice from Pay Pal regarding problems with your account? I recently had my Identity hacked and have just recieved this notice, dont know how this happened, My bank said my wife ordered new checks and credit cards , impossible she was @ work that day Be care ful out there this is destroying my credit as we speak, Capital Jack
     
  2. SirDimsdale

    SirDimsdale Active Member

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    Sorry to hear that Jack. Make sure you put a freeze on your credit approvals with each of the 3 credit reporting houses. Had a friend that it happened to. Be prepared to spend your life on the phone for a while. Keep the faith :(
     
  3. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    Sorry to hear that Jack. Hope you get it cleared up real soon.
     
  4. ultra...good

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    Sorry to hear about that. Good luck clearing it up.
     
  5. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    Yep they tried that on me Jack. I belong to IdAlerts and they supposedly protect me from this sort of thing. It costs $85. a year, and I buy through CAA. I imagine that AAA also has the same sort of thing. It is a real shame that we have to have protection against crooks.
    kemo
     
  6. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    I get something like that once every couple of months. They want me to "login" and resubmit my acct. info. I cut and paste it to e-mail to the real Paypal website and let them chase it down.
     
  7. bigbubba402

    bigbubba402 Active Member

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    be careful do not respond to the emails that come to you that is how they hack your information it looks real but it is not! Instead go to their site yourself thru your secure connection.I have had emails saying this and that and when i go to my secure site there is nothing so do not answer emails coming to you.
     
  8. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Forward any suspect mail to spoof@paypal.com that will alert the paypal security team of the destination website so that they can get on to closing it down
    they will also put out an alert to all the Internet security firms so that your Internet security package will block you from getting to the site
    any emails you receive from any financial concerns should address you by name at the head of the email and not by your email address
    For example dear capital jack rather than dear jack12345@yahoo.com
    If you think the email is genuine dont click on the link to sign in always go to their website and sign in any notices or announcements should be available in your account area

    Brian
     
  9. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Exactly what I just did:s
     
  10. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

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    Good luck with it Jack. Sorry to hear about it and hope all comes back to normal as quick as possible