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Paypal account hacked - $1400 stolen - Grrrrrrr

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ttmschine, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. ttmschine

    ttmschine Regular Member

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    I don't know how they've done it since my paypal password is an unitelligible mangle of letters and numbers, but some how I logged into it today to find 4 transactions totalling around $1400 that's been debited from my bank account.

    I'm gutted and angry at the same time.

    I wondered if anyone might have any idea how they've done it, each "payment" seems to be tied to an auction on eBay Australia for some stupid magic game things, and the amounts that have gone from my account match the winning bids on these auctions.

    Each auction has also been won by the same person, so it looks like they've somehow managed to tie up their eBay account to my Paypal account and spend a load of my money.

    It's obviously fraud because the shipping address for each one is to the same person but at different addresses in New York, London, and Germany.

    Russian sounding name so no surprise there I guess.

    People like this make me sick, they could literally be stealing someones mortgage money and end up putting someone out of their home, if I could get my hands on them I would majorly fuck them up.
     
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  2. ORM

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    If you still have not contacted PayPal - it is worth contacting them. Btw was your pp account real or fake?
     
  3. ttmschine

    ttmschine Regular Member

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    Hi,
    I've contacted Paypal and they're investigating I hope to God they can see it clearly wasn't me. It was my real personal paypal account.
     
  4. ziplack

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    3 steps to avoid this

    1-get and old laptop (512mb works)
    2-install lubuntu or another light distro
    3-use it only to paypal

    live & learn
     
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  5. BuyRealTraffic

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    It is not easy like that you can claim them it is obvious that your account is reached from different IPs. Actually they need to block your account when someone enters from different IP. I recommend you to contact PayPal directly.
     
  6. validseo

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    If they are shipping to multiple places around the world it is probably a syndicate. It doesn't surprise me if they were buying MTG because the right collectibles can be fenced for the same amount of money as they cost. I would contact the sellers in the auctions and let them know the situation... If they hold onto the goods this could all end with no serious losses.

    The address in the PayPal logs could be a sham too... One scam is to buy the item online under a bogus address and then contact the seller directly to "correct the address"... this method keeps the real address away from PayPal's and eBay's prying eyes. Contacting the sellers could give you real clues.

    Of course this is all assuming that the scammer isn't the auctioneers as well. That would suck.
     
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  7. GoDesain

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    Good way if you contacting Paypal first and explain your problems..
    and then, Reinstall your computer OS. i think someone injecting trojan into your pc.
     
  8. ttmschine

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    I think the scammers are also the people selling, one item for example bought on 16th Jan and already positive feedback for fast shipping even though they're in different continents.

    Same buyer from 3 different sellers 4 different postal addresses showing on the paypal transactions.
     
  9. termi

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    That's why I hate paypal they force you to put credit card information and can charge it from you at will. I my self put card whew limit of 1$ internet payment a month so they wont still much from me and if I need to pay for something I use bank transfer to top up my account which is much safer because it is protected by sms token. So no one can still from me whew out my mobile phone :)
     
  10. saintzz

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    Wow I never thought people can do these evil things people will do anything for money DAMN
     
  11. saintzz

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    I hope you get your money back FIGHT till the end
     
  12. Bestcreaters

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    sorry about that mate thats not fair and i hope you get your money back if i am you i will call them multiple of times
     
  13. Corvox

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    http://lifehacker.com/5577396/find-...ck-your-password-at-how-secure-is-my-password Use this, you may be surprised how easy computers can crack passwords that are 7 digits long that consist of "fajvg78y32". Read that article on why its important to make a password that would take eons to crack with current tech and only changing it if its been compromised and or tech has caught up to be able to crack it faster then a 30 days.

    Since you contacted Paypal, also contact ebay, and let them know, then contact your local F.B.I. office, and ask to speak to someone about cyber crimes and tell them you may have a lead on a criminal syndicate operating around the world. Give them all the user names, websites, Listings, emails, and all other data you can find, they are the only ones really in a position to take any action on these crooks. If any action can be taken, if not, you just supplied the only people able to handle syndicates this well organized with more data to help their fight.

    If more people reported these thievish people to the authorities and not just their CC company and banks. We may be able to cut them down to a manageable size over time.
     
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  14. BuildMoreLinks

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    how fast were these transactions done? I mean didn't you got email's on your mobile?
     
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    Hmm, seems odd for someone to guess your password. So I'm presuming that this is the work of the DEVIL. Okay maybe not, but if you happened to store the password on your computer, when you connect to things such as Hamachi or such, people are able to view the contents of your computer.
     
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    call paypal asap and ask for your money back - they'll refund you instantly
     
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  18. JustUs

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    1. Did you recently sign up for a free web service that has a shopping cart as a free application (Webs comes to mind)?

    2. Lock your paypal to your cell phone with SMS messaging.
     
  19. ttmschine

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    Hi,
    to answer a few comments/questions:

    Password was 12 digits of random numbers and letters, don't have it stored on my computer, no one knows it but me, not even the wife, don't ever connect by phone or tablet or mobile internet to Paypal, got no messages that payments were made but never do. Transactions occurred over 5 days, I don't often log into it, was more by luck I found it.

    Need to think carefully about having direct payments via your bank account set up with ANY site you use, paypal or anyone else, didn't know you could lock Paypal to your phone but might do it.

    According to the guy at Paypal someone can set up an eBay account, "buy" stuff (obviously from their accomplices) then checkout with Paypal entering your info if they have the password and email AND even enter a different address - what top security, you're one password away from someone emptying your bank account - and if your Paypal account is already tied to another eBay account why would they let a new eBay account be set up and tied to the same Paypal account - to a bloody Russian? They could at least check with you, OR email you to tell you a new eBay account has been set up and tied to your Paypal account, OR used to pay for auctions on a different eBay user account to the one you've already tied it up to.

    I find it hard to swallow that they guessed my password, or that they got onto my PC, nothing else - bank account etc have been touched, I think there's a glitch in the eBay/Paypal Matrix. Have scanned PC with ESET, Malware bytes, etc tonight - nothing there.

    What I also don't get is why the "hackers" if they did get into my Paypal account - why didn't they change the password to lock me out and then milk it as fast as possible. It feels more and more to me like an eBay/Paypal issue. I did change my user name on eBay recently - odd coincidence?

    Anyway it sucks and have to wait for 7 - 10 days to find out what Paypal make of it all after their investigation.
     
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    It doesnt matter if you have saved your password or not. You computer is 100% keylogged so if you have typed your password than they know it. And you are probably still keylogged. Try to clean up your PC from any malware.

    And like everyone else suggested, report it to the police also let paypal investigate. They can easily check the log in information unless they used your PC as a proxy to log in into your account.

    Good suggestion.. But that doesnt mean that they are 100% safe but its safer than using windows.