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Old 07-31-2006, 03:17 PM   #21
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Boooo Paypal.













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Sorry, had to do that. Sorry to hear, this is why I don't buy stuff online, unless it'* from you guys.
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Guess what email I got today???? Notice my actual email address and the return path address. Thought I would share since this scam is going around and many of us use Paypal.




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One thing that needs to be made clear here, the problem is not paypal, so don't boo them. I've had my paypal account sence 1997 and never had a problem with it. Why? Because I don't use my primary Email address as the log in address. What does this do for me? One, it'* easy to find a persons Email addres when they use it, and with time, can perhaps crack the log in. I use my paypal log in Email for that only, it'* not used for other Emails. Much harder to find and crack. Second, I've been doing online security starting WAY back in the mid 1980s, that'* right WAY back before the internet was mainstream and fidonet was the big thing. I never belive any Email saying please check your account. I delete it, then go to that account with my browser. Nearly all account hackings come because a mistake was made, belived an Email and linked form it, wrote down a password and threw it away only to have a dumpster diver get it. Or use a bad password like password, or your name. Paypal is a good service, I take orders threw it, and make purchases. There security is only as good as the password you enter, and protect.
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Well this is how I think it happened:

I play World of Warcraft, which has an in-game currency. Some ppl are lazy like me and buy gold and these services wills end it to you. I bought $5 worth of gold, which was only 100gold which wasn't much. I used my paypal address with the same password as my login for the site that sold the gold. Then, I paid via paypal w/ my debit card. I believe somebody thought..."Hey, I'll see if this login on our site works on his paypal account.."

My pp was [email protected]
My actual hotmail inbox has the same PW as my paypal as well...they got into my hotmail address and changed my password. My security question is 6 years old so I don't remember the answer, hehe.

**** sucks, but Paypal promised me my money back.
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Update...to make this even better...my bank glitched and charged me about 25 non sufficient funds fees at $32 a pop...my checking account now stands at -$696....


GO ME!


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One thing that needs to be made clear here, the problem is not paypal, so don't boo them. I've had my paypal account sence 1997 and never had a problem with it. Why? Because I don't use my primary Email address as the log in address. What does this do for me? One, it'* easy to find a persons Email addres when they use it, and with time, can perhaps crack the log in. I use my paypal log in Email for that only, it'* not used for other Emails. Much harder to find and crack. Second, I've been doing online security starting WAY back in the mid 1980s, that'* right WAY back before the internet was mainstream and fidonet was the big thing. I never belive any Email saying please check your account. I delete it, then go to that account with my browser. Nearly all account hackings come because a mistake was made, belived an Email and linked form it, wrote down a password and threw it away only to have a dumpster diver get it. Or use a bad password like password, or your name. Paypal is a good service, I take orders threw it, and make purchases. There security is only as good as the password you enter, and protect.

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Update...to make this even better...my bank glitched and charged me about 25 non sufficient funds fees at $32 a pop...my checking account now stands at -$696....


GO ME!


is Paypal or the bank going to reverse the non suffivient funds charges?
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