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Money stolen from paypal?..CONFUSED, help please!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by icysfx, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. icysfx

    icysfx Regular Member

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    Hey guys!
    So I woke up today and went to school, and my friend was checkin' out his paypal and I was like dang I aint checked mine for a minute so I hopped on it and I see that I have a balance of 0.00...and 450 pounds had been taken from my debit card! I had two linked cards, and he took it from the one which didnt even have 450 on it...so I don't know whats gon happen with that!

    I had about 60 pounds paypal balance, that was 0'd out, and the rest was taken out the card...and the most messed up thing is...they bought something from a gardening site or something and its sent to my old house, that I moved out of last year...what the hell???? thats the billing address on the other card, so I can't think of a logical reason why they would send it there and how...:S

    I rang paypal...they said the activity of payment..was from my location...NO ONE HAS ACCESS TO MY PC OR PAYPAL DETAILS EXCEPT ME -.- Only people at my house besides me is my parents, and it aint them. I'm so fucking confused...whats going on?
     
  2. ramdom

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    sorry to hear about your situation but this is what you can do. You said they took money from your cc also right? If yes then call your cc company and they will get your money back. This was done to me before and those people took $500 from each cc i had on pp but i got it back.

    Also change your password from another computer.
    And do a dispute on pp maybe that will help you out also. Good Luck!
     
  3. icysfx

    icysfx Regular Member

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    Do I have to visit the bank or is the paypal investigation enough?
     
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    Call your bank and also do a unauthorized dispute on paypal. Dont delay act fast or the scammer might escape.
     
  5. icysfx

    icysfx Regular Member

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    it's been 5 days, i only saw today!
     
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    check your CC history, and also tell the story to paypal security
     
  7. the_demon

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    you probably have a trojan horse virus on your computer. better start scanning asap.

    you might also want to install Key Scrambler (google it) by QFX Software to protect your keystrokes.
     
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    Yup that is an great program I use it on my computer after i got raped by scammers :D
     
  9. moose88

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    Hey my friend dont get too stressed out, (easier said then done i know) i work for one of the biggest banks in the uk & i have to deal with paypal cases everyday... The bank will be very reluctant to take on the case unless you have tried to resolve this with paypal... I would also reccomend that you make the police aware... If paypal or your bank know you have contacted the police, they will take you 100x more seriously... You need to make your bank aware of the situation so they can place security blocks on your account and also so they wont charge you for being in an overdraft. Once you tell them its fraud related, they will waive any charges. Also open another current account with another bank and dont link that to anything online...just set up a direct debit on it to pay your credit card off in full every month. Open another credit card and use this to pay for online stuff... Credit cards are more secure to use online... PS make sure to contact bank and find out if this whole thing will affect your credit rating. PPS if bank is unhelpful make sure to file an official complaint with them , and claim compensation for any losses you may incur (cost of calls and stress and inconvenience)
     
  10. icysfx

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    I'm so scared...why me? Why a 17 year old...urgh. I don't even have overdraft set up on my account, under 17 debit card...i wonder what will happen. I just hope I can get it fixed and I don't have to tell my parents then...
    fucking hackers. -.-''
     
  11. jakeruston

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    Just thought I'd explain what will probably happen with your card. If it went onto your debit card then the bank will probably decline the transaction if it's going to send you overdrawn although you may be charged for it (some UK banks do, some don't). If it was a bank transfer, the bank would have allowed it and you would have gone overdrawn and paying very excessive fees for it lol.

    However, if it is declined you're still going to get PayPal on your back looking for you to pay for it.
     
  12. moose88

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    right your 17... ok then this well definetely decline, and in the UK its illegal to charge anybody under the age of 18... like i said contact your bank and find out what the next step is... which bank are you with? i might be able to help you out.
     
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    Dude, calm down! Just go to Paypal and reverse payment and alert and write Paypal THEY PAYMENT WAS NOT MADE BY YOU. This happend to my friend too and they reversed the payment to his card then limited his account till he prove with documents
     
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    Looks like the hacker turned your computer into a proxy and transferred funds with your IP address. Paypal will rarely side you if this is the case.

    The only way you can be sure is to reformat your PC. The latest version of spyeye with the right add ons can turn your PC into a proxy easily.
     
  15. icysfx

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    So I went to the bank and the lady said it's probably like someone typed in their acc number and they got one digit wrong and thats my no. so it cashed outta my card, the money came back in automatically.
    However, remember, the money went from my Paypal & card, so how do I recover my paypal money; from paypal or the bank that made the mistake?