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Someone has hacked into my Paypal account. Anyone had that problem?

  1. brakel2 profile image85
    brakel2posted 5 years ago

    It had no Hubpage money in it , but I froze my personal checking account associated with Paypal. I sm receivng emails, I believe, from a Paypal fraud site and also Paypal.

  2. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    I would have figured that PayPal would have fixed this problem. It isn't new, because it's been done before. The question is...How did you know it was hacked, if you didn't have money in it?

    Did PayPal tell you it was hacked? It is an excuse PayPal has used in the past(true or not) for lost funds from accounts. hmm

    1. brakel2 profile image85
      brakel2posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The real Paypal told me about the problem. I had a little money in it from eHow I also got an email from someone who supposedly put money in it for me, someone I never heard of, accompenid by a paypal letter?? confirming her deposit. Then someone had me change my password and security questions (the real Paypal I believe) I now have limited access to my account as it is under investigation.. I believe that the person was after my checking account. I am aware of all the past problems, unfortunately..

      1. brakel2 profile image85
        brakel2posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Be sure to log into PayPal with https://paypal.com. Ehow has an article about how to know if you are at the legitimate PayPal website  http://www.ehow.com/how_2003340_genuine … site.html. Important!  Do not click to the site from an email.

        1. IzzyM profile image85
          IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I am surprised at any hubber promoting an ehow link here.

          1. brakel2 profile image85
            brakel2posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I was trying to help others avoid problems. Sorry!

            1. brakel2 profile image85
              brakel2posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I posted on here as a warning, and the link was a warning.

      2. WryLilt profile image87
        WryLiltposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        So they sent you an email asking you to change your details? Did you ever think that may have been a phishing scam to GET your details? You can never be too careful. If I get an email like that I don't click, I go directly to the site.

      3. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        That was probably a scam - was there a link in the email so you could check your balance or anything?



        I assume they sent you an email?  Did the email ask you to click on a link in the email to change your password and questions?  If it did, it was a scammer. 

        It's a lesson - if you ever get an email from a bank or finance company asking you to click on a link to do anything, don't do it.  Instead, open the site in a new window and log in separately.

        1. brakel2 profile image85
          brakel2posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I did not click on the link. I have no idea how this all happened. It is real scary. I did open the email, however as it was identified as from PayPal. I had no idea there was a fraudulent Paypal site. I am computer savy but not this time. After ,I got email from Paypal telling me to change my info as my account was compromised. I went to the legitimate site.

          1. Edwin Clark profile image84
            Edwin Clarkposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Did the email start with "Dear PayPal User" or something to that effect or did it state the name on your PayPal account? If it started with "Dear" then it's a scam.

            1. brakel2 profile image85
              brakel2posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              It stated the name on my paypal account. I have investigated and know that it is a scam. a very sophisticated scam. I wish someone would get them. My letter was from the fake site, and someone hacked into the real paypal to get my information. The fake IP address is even wrong. How clever can you get? I wish I had the money to do something about it, as people are losing a lot of money. unless they have credit card protection and bank protection and they catch it in time. Internet fraud is becoming gigantic. I will never accept a Paypal email again.

              1. Annie Wright profile image75
                Annie Wrightposted 8 months ago in reply to this

                You can file a report with IC3.gov unit at the government site for free. I just done an article about internet scams and they are much better at scamming people. Watch for links that have the site name but the .com is c.om a new trick to scam people( may also appear as co.m).

                1. WryLilt profile image87
                  WryLiltposted 8 months ago in reply to this

                  Why'd you bump a 4 year old thread?

  3. Richieb799 profile image63
    Richieb799posted 5 years ago

    I once read about PayPal hackers who had a complex system of intercepting msn's inbound emails from Paypal and they would obtain passwords. Might be safer to switch to Gmail

    1. Aficionada profile image93
      Aficionadaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Does that mean that the hackers do not yet know how to intercept Gmail's inbound emails from PayPal? - Or do you simply mean that it's a good time to change email service to anything else?

  4. Stacie L profile image86
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    I've gotten to the point of not clicking on any links from some supposedly paying me through Paypal and open a new window to check.
    i get so many fake Paypal emails..yikes

  5. Eileen Hughes profile image83
    Eileen Hughesposted 5 years ago

    I have had my paypal account limited now too.
    I was away traveling for 3-4 months and did not use it during that time.

    It was only after returning that I found the problem when I went to buy something through them and could not do it due to limited use.

    Evidently someone put money in there (dont know for what reason)  I have his name and email address)

    But in trying to sort it out I have rung pp and both times get computer gen messages do this do that give phone no etc

    Have sent two emails.  And tried to respond and each time I put the Transaction no in it says not correct.

    So ended up sending the person an email.  As I thought he may have made a mistake and put a wrong digit in so it went to my account instead of someone elses.   All this is done through Paypal site itself.  Had no reply from anyone.  But all I get when I log in is that they want me to change my password.  did that a few times and still happening.  Even talked to kitty on chat and that was useless to.   Pain in the but.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      If you read the original post, she says "I also got an email from someone who supposedly put money in it for me, someone I never heard of, accompenid by a paypal letter?? confirming her deposit."

      Is that what happened to you?  If so, it was a very bad idea to send them an email, because it was a scam and now they know who you are.  If you've got your bank account or credit card linked to your Paypal, they could be at risk.

      Did you read this and follow all the steps:

      https://www.paypal.com/helpcenter/main. … p&m=BT

      1. Eileen Hughes profile image83
        Eileen Hughesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        No when I got back and found this problem there actually was an amount put into my bank,  but cannot activate the respond on paypal when I put the no in it says not recognised.

        And paypal said on phone when talking to the computer gen questions that there was no claim on my account.  so I dont know will wait and see what happens.
        I have notified paypal so will see what happens.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image93
          Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Eileen, you know what these sites are like - if you don't follow their instructions to the letter, they often do nothing, even if you notified them.

          So I hope you followed the instructions in the link.

          1. brakel2 profile image85
            brakel2posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks for all your help on this Paypal problem.

        2. brakel2 profile image85
          brakel2posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Eileen     You can talk to a real person if you say you cannot answer some of the questions or you can't hear well. I talked to a man named Ed after the computer person gave up on me. My problem is resolved, but they gave me some info that makes no sense. I had an email from a person just like you did.

          1. Greg Sage profile image59
            Greg Sageposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            No, but I had my google account hacked.  Malware sent to everyone in my contact list.  Researched it for days.  Best I can figure is that a bot hacked the password.  Created a more secure one, and no issues since.

            Paypal is a common phishing target... My gf got phished by a fake facebook site this year as well.

 
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