Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Rare Feathers Farm, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. I got this email from my old, college roommate...

    I belong to a close-knit barrel racing chat room and several of the users (like a dozen or so) have had their PayPal accounts hacked into over the past 2-3 days and are watching the money in their bank accounts dwindle before their eyes. Their banks claim they can't do anything, although PayPal is assuring them they'll get their money back. To be safe, I closed my account and wanted to send this info. along to warn any other PayPal users.

    Amanda Lea Johnson
    Williston, ND

    While I have not closed my own account, I'm keeping an EAGLE EYE on it right now!
  2. I just read or heard somewhere this week that Identify theft is at an all time high, and getting worse every day. This person said cold hard cash might be the best way to go, because nothing is escape proof. How sad. This whole country is making me sad.
  3. I know. I'm really nervous because I've been selling a lot on eBay lately...I think I might close mine, least while I switch my bank info...
  4. Lobzi

    Lobzi Crowing

    Quote:Yep, its bad and only gonna get worse. Honestly I only see crime schemes increasing as more and more folks become financially ruined. I guess their idea is "what the heck." So sad...
  5. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    I never linked mine to a bank acct. That sounded too risky to me. The worst that could happen would be on my charge card, and I check that balance online everyday.
  6. sharp_shepherd

    sharp_shepherd In the Brooder

    Mar 11, 2009
    That also happened to me a few months ago and while i was affraid and ticked off but paypal did give me all my money back. However my bank did wind up charging me two fees that i didn't recover. At least my bank is decent and didn't try to screw me.
  7. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Quote:It doesn't make sense how they are "watching their bank accounts dwindle before their eyes"???? The charges will be stopped IMMEDIATELY in cases such as this. We had the same thing happen a couple of years ago. It was one big charge that wiped out the bank account. We had the money back within a week.

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