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06-16-2011 03:48 PM  6 years agoPost 1
pinoydad

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like the tittle said ..they got into my paypal ..and purchased an iphone for 774.94 ..what a mess my bank is working on the dispute and so is paypal ..but i wont get refunded for who knows how long ..and i'm so frustrated going through the automated phones on both ..it seems too hard for them to straighten things out ..

i hope this don't happen to some one here ...

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06-16-2011 03:49 PM  6 years agoPost 2
USNAviationjay

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Your first mistake was buying an Iphone for nearly 800 bucks..

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06-16-2011 03:57 PM  6 years agoPost 3
tadawson

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He didn't . . . the thief did . . . Nobody ever said crime is brilliant . . .

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06-16-2011 04:11 PM  6 years agoPost 4
pinoydad

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and in addition ..i only found this out when paypal sent me an email requesting me to change my password emediately so i did thats when i went to my account and found out somebody from another state purchased an iphone throught the company here is a copy of the transaction..
now it states that it is refunded..i talked to someone at paypal and they said it will soon be posted on my account ,so lets see how long it will take them to put it back ..

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Shopping Cart Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID #2PA14445BS650545V)

This transaction has been refunded.
For further details please see transaction 15L645597Y436811F
If you paid by debit or credit card, your refund will go to that card. Otherwise, your refund will go to your PayPal account.
Original Transaction
Date Type Status Details Amount
Jun 12, 2011 Payment To VerticLink Network Refunded ... -$774.99 USD

Related Transactions
Date Type Status Details Amount
Jun 12, 2011 Add Funds from a Bank Account Completed Details $774.99 USD
Jun 14, 2011 Refund Completed Details $774.99 USD
Jun 14, 2011 Temporary Hold Placed Details -$774.99 USD
Jun 15, 2011 Temporary Hold Removed Details $774.99 USD
Total: $0.00 USD

Business Name:
VerticLink Network (The recipient of this payment is Non-U.S. - Verified)
Email:
kpbwong219@gmail.com
Payment Sent to:

rcexpert.pay@gmail.com

Shopping Cart Contents

Qty Item Options Price
1 APPLE IPHONE 4 16GB BLACK FACTORY UNLOCKED NEW MODEL MC603ZP/A MC603ZP/A $749.99 USD
Amount $749.99 USD

Order Description:
Shopping Cart
Item Total:
$749.99 USD
Sales Tax:
$0.00 USD
Shipping:
$25.00 USD
Handling:
$0.00 USD

Total amount:
-$774.99 USD
Fee amount:
$0.00 USD
Net amount:
-$774.99 USD

Invoice ID:
999002802
Date:
Jun 12, 2011
Time:
10:33:18 PDT
Status:
Refunded

Shipping Address:
Kate Rosalina
17146 NE Sandy Blvd
c/o CHW-FZ
Portland, OR 97230
United States
Unconfirmed Help

Business Contact Information

Customer Service Email: kpbwong219@gmail.com
Customer Service Phone: +852 21515380

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06-16-2011 04:13 PM  6 years agoPost 5
GyroFreak

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Here are some things I do to try to prevent PayPal hacking.

1) PayPal name is not a valid word. (no security there..)
2) Never type the password on the keyboard, it is copied and pasted from a file (using the mouse only) that is full of like fake passwords. (Prevents Key board loggers.)
Password is a long combination of alpha numeric values that has no relation or meaning.
3) Use the physical PayPal security key that generates 6 digit number for 2nd password.
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Sorry you were hacked, any idea on how it happened ??
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Paul
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Looks like a place of business to ship to:

Shipping Address:
Kate Rosalina
17146 NE Sandy Blvd
c/o CHW-FZ
Portland, OR 97230

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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06-16-2011 04:48 PM  6 years agoPost 6
Heli-on

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7 clams for a device thats obsolete the moment you walk out the door with it? The true crime here is that the device is even available to be fraudulently purchased.

The other thing that doesn't add up here is the $25 shipping charge. Any company that bends you over that hard will often offer you the courtesty of a reach around in the form of free shipping.

Hope you get it sorted out. As others have mentioned, it sounds likely you have either a key logger or shadowing program running on your comp. Or maybe your password was password123.

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06-16-2011 05:05 PM  6 years agoPost 7
a1saleen

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Did you get Portland police involved ?

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06-16-2011 05:20 PM  6 years agoPost 8
SplinteredBird

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The other possibility is that you received a Phishing email from someone that "looked" like PayPal asking you to change your PW. So you went and did so on a site that spoofed a PayPal site. Then the thief got all of your log-in info and they were in.

Phishing sites and emails can be VERY convincing. A good idea is to NEVER click a link in something even if it looks official. Always open a new window and go to the site directly to change passwords, etc.

Having said that, the other things mentioned above are also good ideas. To include knowing some of the Windows short-cut keys can help as well. Like if you ever get a pop-up, I always close the window using ATL+F4 and avoid clicking on ANY part of the pop-up window as it is VERY easy for someone to change what "buttons" do what stuff.

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06-16-2011 07:32 PM  6 years agoPost 9
GetToDaChopper

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ya ATL+F4 is good for killing pop-ups but sometimes even that won't kill some pop-ups so i use the taskmanager and end process those suckers......

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06-16-2011 07:50 PM  6 years agoPost 10
mr dan

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Bill anytime you get a notice like you did from paypal , allways contact them on the phone from the paypal site not what is sent via email. like splinteredbird stated it could have been a phishing site that wnated to get inot your accounts. Take every caution my man! I had someone in WA. with my name and account using my paypal and we quickly took care of that with the help of a paypal rep, got all my money back and they contacted the authorities regarding that person. What I did to prevent any future mishap againg was this:
I no longer link my bank account to my paypal, , none of my credit cards are linked to it as well, I have one pre-loaded visa card I keep money on (greendot) , linked to paypal and when I want to buy something , I use that card or I load my account with a paypal money pack.

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06-16-2011 07:56 PM  6 years agoPost 11
MartyH

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Yep, I'd say they got you when you thought Paypal wanted you to change your password.

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06-16-2011 07:59 PM  6 years agoPost 12
RCHSF

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pinoydad
i only found this out when paypal sent me an email requesting me to change my password.
That was your first mistake. It was a fake/scam e-mail, from some place/website who looked like pay-pal.

I got one a few years ago. Went to the site, and started to put my info in, but I stopped, and noticed the only things that worked on the site was the place to put my e-mail in and pass word, and click enter. All the other tabs, and buttons on the page did not function. I called pay-pal, and they said not to inter anything. On that site. So now I don't do anything that comes to my e-mail, that appears to be from pay-pal, or anything else.

Pay-pal never asks you to change your pass word.

Only scamers, masquerading as pay-pal.

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06-16-2011 08:04 PM  6 years agoPost 13
pinoydad

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wow so many things i learned from this posts thanks guys ..i appreciate the concern ..

no i did not report this to any police forces yet ..is this important to do so?..

anyway i don't know how this happened but this just makes me not to trust online transactions any more ..

as of now i'm just waiting on how paypal and my bank do their work ..let's see ..i will keep you guys posted ..

i'll give paypal a call and see to change my password again ..oooh wait now i'm getting paranoid ..you guys think someone is tapping in to my phone too?...lol

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06-16-2011 08:10 PM  6 years agoPost 14
RCHSF

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Nahh you'll be ok after you clear this up. Just don't follow anything from your e-mail to any account stuff online, thats asking you to update passwords, ect. Just use caution from now on. You'll be just fine. I've not seen any more like this till now.

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06-16-2011 08:37 PM  6 years agoPost 15
Rogman88

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I've gotten away from using my credit card and bank card info on the web and have started using paypal for most transactions in hopes that it would protect my bank account numbers better.

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06-16-2011 10:30 PM  6 years agoPost 16
Mike0251

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Move the mouse cursor over the imbedded link and watch the url at the bottom of your browser window. I bet if you go back to that email you will see the url address ain't paypal...
Almost 100% of the time no institution will ever send you an email asking that you change your password, if at all you may get prompted when logging directly into their website, but not by an email.
They got you hook line and sinker as soon as you picked that link and typed in your specifics.

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06-16-2011 10:38 PM  6 years agoPost 17
wrongler

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I had one sent to me last week that wanted me to update my account on PP and verify my personal info. I just deleted it, figuring if it was official they would contact me other ways.

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06-16-2011 11:10 PM  6 years agoPost 18
JKos

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Does the date and time of the purchase correlate at all with when you changed the password based on the e-mail request? How quickly after you changed your password did you check your account?

Basically, was the purchase made before or after you changed your password. I'm just curious.

Yes, I would think you should contact the police where the delivery address is.

Going along with what others have said in this thread, never follow the link given in such an e-mail. Go straight to a URL you know is the real URL (like https://www.paypal.com), then login. If they want you to change or update something, you'll usually get a message after logging in.

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06-17-2011 12:14 AM  6 years agoPost 19
philip 01

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they paid $775 for an iphone?

surely they could have found a better deal. perhaps it included up front subscription costs.

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06-17-2011 12:37 AM  6 years agoPost 20
smokey

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JKos hit on one thing to watch out for you know paypal web link is allway https://paypal.com if you go back to the email you got prompting you to change your password I bet you have a http://paypal.some other site.com if you get a link for paypal that is not https://rc.runryder.com then it is not a secured link.

I hope you get this straightened out Bill I hate to see good people get hosed like this.

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