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    Default Pays to be Vigilant...

    I got an email from paypal earlier saying that the 'request to transfer £911.70 to my bank account was in progress'

    Not being one to be easily fooled, I didn't click any links in the email but logged in through conventional methods only to find that someone had sent me £944 and had added a LLOYDS bank account, where the money was being transferred!

    Not me, never had an account with them so changed the password immediately and called paypal to let them know whats going on. They have limited my account, deleted the account that was added today and reversed the whole thing. As a precaution, I have deleted my debit cards from paypal and the only account left is my VERY old one with a massive balance of 1p and an expired solo card!

    Changed my bank passwords, my ebay password and am running a virus check as I type. How many people would have seen that email and done nothing thinking it was a spoof mail?!

    Thankfully they didn't send any money from my cards.

    One big question though, how do they get into the paypal accounts?! I am secure on my laptop, never log in on anyone elses system, never use my android for paypal, so how??!!

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    Have you made or used your card / paypal account anywhere else recently ??

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    Online, only on ebay and on ASOS.com

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    both secure .... works pc .... hacked with a keystroke system >>>?

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    I am a driver so never use the works computers. As said, I only use paypal on the laptop.

    Have changed my email passwords now too.

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    Do use use wifi in your house? Even if it has a key I have seen people on linux machines get through it within a minute. Could even be some one next door.....

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    Yep - wifi. Is there a way of making it more secure?

    The funds came from some poor chap in Northampton.

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    wifi is bad news for any machine on which online transactions are used. I do all my online stuff on my desktop which is hard wired. I must admit i only use paypaland this is not good

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobW View Post
    Yep - wifi. Is there a way of making it more secure?
    hide your ssid might stop people who are looking for easy pickings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exclusive BV View Post
    wifi is bad news for any machine on which online transactions are used. I do all my online stuff on my desktop which is hard wired. I must admit i only use paypaland this is not good

    My online banking and payments are done from a hardwired pc, don't trust the security on WiFi. I do use paypal, but don't really trust them seeing as they're an eBay offshoot.
    I often get messages about events on "my paypal account" with a link to click on, I always pull up a new screen and check independently. never click on a link you're not 110% sure is safe.

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