PAYPAL WARNING!!

Rare Feathers Farm

Crowing
11 Years
Apr 1, 2008
13,102
66
326
Pleasant Valley, (Okanogan) WA
My Coop
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
701.770.0513
www.AleaPhotography.com


While I have not closed my own account, I'm keeping an EAGLE EYE on it right now!
 

Whispering Winds

Songster
11 Years
Jan 14, 2009
3,798
9
218
Bond County, Illinois
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.
 

Lobzi

Crowing
12 Years
May 6, 2008
2,305
251
266
San Francisco Bay Area, EB
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...
 

mtnhomechick

Songster
11 Years
Jun 27, 2008
2,160
7
191
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.
 

sharp_shepherd

In the Brooder
10 Years
Mar 11, 2009
13
0
22
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.
 

luvmychicknkids

Canning Squirrel
11 Years
Mar 6, 2008
5,679
28
261
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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