Do you get hacked and have your identity stolen often or is just me?

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    Feb 01, 2012 12:15 AM GMT
    I realized I get hacked kinda often. Last week I had $912 stolen from my PayPal account in the form of 24 charges for $38 each. I'm covered for it but it's annoying. A few months ago I got a call from my credit card company because someone tried to charge Lufthansa tickets to it. A month before THAT someone hacked into my Bank of America bank account and they had to delete my entire checking account and I had to open a new one.

    Is it just me getting royally fucked by e-thieves?
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    Feb 01, 2012 12:17 AM GMT
    Wow, you obviously need to come up with epic codes for passwords and change them almost weekly icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 01, 2012 12:18 AM GMT
    Looks like there's a tech-gen here on RJ who's got a crush on you Ariodante ^^

    woohoo - someone's gettin' a new boyfriend!
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    Feb 01, 2012 12:22 AM GMT
    ConfederateGhost saidLooks like there's a tech-gen here on RJ who's got a crush on you Ariodante ^^

    woohoo - someone's gettin' a new boyfriend!


    It makes me so hot and horny when a guy strips me of all my financial e-assets.
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    Feb 01, 2012 12:25 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    ConfederateGhost saidLooks like there's a tech-gen here on RJ who's got a crush on you Ariodante ^^

    woohoo - someone's gettin' a new boyfriend!


    It makes me so hot and horny when a guy strips me of all my financial e-assets.


    My bet it's a Russian mail-order bride.
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    Feb 01, 2012 12:40 AM GMT
    Why do you think he's doing it? He must already know everything about you as much as he's hacked you dude.

    He even knows your sweet spot.


    Ariodante said
    ConfederateGhost saidLooks like there's a tech-gen here on RJ who's got a crush on you Ariodante ^^

    woohoo - someone's gettin' a new boyfriend!


    It makes me so hot and horny when a guy strips me of all my financial e-assets.
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    Feb 01, 2012 12:43 AM GMT
    Someone has a sugar e-stalker?
  • camfer

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    Feb 01, 2012 1:02 AM GMT
    You may well have some spyware on your computer that enables all this to happen. If this is so, changing passwords would do little.
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    Feb 01, 2012 1:03 AM GMT
    I make my passwords as complex as humanly possible.
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    Feb 01, 2012 1:05 AM GMT
    Y'alls solutions are too complex.

    Ariodante, just give me all your e-assets and I will protect everything for you.

    I am a warrior after all.
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    Feb 01, 2012 1:37 AM GMT
    Ive been transacting online for 10 years and have never had anything go wrong.
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    Feb 01, 2012 2:01 AM GMT
    Dude, you *definitely* need a crash course in managing your personal security.

    If you've been using the same computer for a while, I'd seriously recommend blowing away the installation and starting with a fresh copy of the OS, apply EVERY update, and get a good internet security suite (e.g. Kaspersky, Symantec, or Sophos).

    That's just for starters...
  • FredMG

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    Feb 01, 2012 2:05 AM GMT
    I haven't had such bad luck, though it never hurts to back up your data, format the hard drive, re-install windows and start over. It doesn't hurt to turn off cookies (except from sites you navagate to) and pop-ups
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    Feb 01, 2012 2:12 AM GMT
    dunno but if u ever use an ATM to withdraw money or any sort of public-access credit card slot (vending machine, ticket counter, etc) a reader bug could've been placed inside to copy the cards of users. Its a fairly common scam (why i try not to use them that much). And all the bits about online purchases are true. I have an AMEX for that very reason. I'm covered for fraudulent purchases online AND in public like restaurants (plus its safer than using my also-dinky-looking debit card).
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    Feb 01, 2012 2:37 AM GMT
    Stop signing up for so many sketchy porn sites icon_smile.gif

    But seriously, I have a separate credit card that I only have for online use. Makes it easier to track purchases and detect fraud before it gets out of control.
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    Feb 01, 2012 2:47 AM GMT
    Sorry Migs, those tickets were supposed to be a surprise!

    My account was hacked at Bank of America, too. The bank informed me of it, and then when I called to have it handled the woman on the phone at BoA didn't believe me! BoA is the worst bank IMHO. I've since switched to Wells Fargo (Wachovia at the time), and I'm much happier with them.
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    Feb 01, 2012 2:50 AM GMT
    just U
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    Feb 01, 2012 3:04 AM GMT
    LeanVA saidSorry Migs, those tickets were supposed to be a surprise!

    My account was hacked at Bank of America, too. The bank informed me of it, and then when I called to have it handled the woman on the phone at BoA didn't believe me! BoA is the worst bank IMHO. I've since switched to Wells Fargo (Wachovia at the time), and I'm much happier with them.


    You've got Wells Fargo in VA? I thought it was more a of a West Coast bank. My Wells Fargo card's the one that tried running that ticket charge...

    ..so it was you! =D! I love when my man secretly steals my money to buy me presents, it shows me he's careful and responsible with his own money <3
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    Feb 01, 2012 3:09 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    ..so it was you! =D! I love when my man secretly steals my money to buy me presents, it shows me he's careful and responsible with his own money <3


    Only the best for you, bay-beh!




    Although, don't forget when Stuart Lansing was talking about how he was gonna hack all of our RJ accounts.
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    Feb 01, 2012 3:35 AM GMT
    coz you are rich?
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    Feb 01, 2012 3:39 AM GMT
    iLikeDC saidcoz you are rich?


    rofl yeah try telling my student debt and my total net worth of FOUR FIGURES that =D!
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    Feb 01, 2012 3:43 AM GMT
    Okay I'll try. *shrug* I'm not sure they'll listen though : /

    Ariodante said
    iLikeDC saidcoz you are rich?


    rofl yeah try telling my student debt and my total net worth of FOUR FIGURES that =D!
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    Feb 01, 2012 5:28 AM GMT
    camfer saidYou may well have some spyware on your computer that enables all this to happen. If this is so, changing passwords would do little.


    This would be my guess. I'd back up and do a system restore.
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    Feb 01, 2012 5:38 AM GMT
    Dude, that royally sucks. Paypal is a little bit (too easy) sometimes.

    My first thought is they got your paypal credentials from a keylogger trojan on your PC that records your keystrokes. But, I'm stumped on the Lufthansa tickets unless you typed in your credit card number to pay for something that didn't use Paypal as the middleman.


    I really like Norton 360. I happily pay $80 a year or whatever for a subscription to their protection service.

    EDIT: try this: new card? don't ever enter a credit card number in the correct order on a PC browser.


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    Feb 01, 2012 6:10 AM GMT
    I'm just now recovering from identity theft at the beginning of this month. It fucking sucks. I was a victim of one of those pay-at-the-pump scams, where the card reader at the pump had an attachment that reads your card number.