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« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2012, 14:38 »
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Hello Luis Santos,

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they haven't told me any details, looks like PP works well

Very good news!  Happy you are not out the cash :)

indeed, cheers!


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« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2012, 01:49 »
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Made me look into this a little. Interesting what people will do for money.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_farming


grafix04

« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2012, 21:44 »
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Great news Luis.  PayPal are pretty good like that. 

Just a few of little tips:

When you're using PayPal or if you're doing your banking online, always close your browser windows and open a new one and then close it when you're finished before going into any other web site. 

Never click on a hyperlink because they could be hiding dodgy links on them.  It might show up as paypal.com but it might actually be something else.  Always go through paypal directly. 

Use Poppeeper to check your emails.  Disable HTML and only display plain text.  That way no sneaky html code comes up.

Google yourself and see what private information you can find about yourself online.  I actually have little decoys set up with false birth dates, age, locations etc. They way they don't know which is the correct one.


« Reply #28 on: December 09, 2012, 00:51 »
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« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2012, 08:23 »
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Great news Luis.  PayPal are pretty good like that. 

Just a few of little tips:

When you're using PayPal or if you're doing your banking online, always close your browser windows and open a new one and then close it when you're finished before going into any other web site. 

Never click on a hyperlink because they could be hiding dodgy links on them.  It might show up as paypal.com but it might actually be something else.  Always go through paypal directly. 

Use Poppeeper to check your emails.  Disable HTML and only display plain text.  That way no sneaky html code comes up.

Google yourself and see what private information you can find about yourself online.  I actually have little decoys set up with false birth dates, age, locations etc. They way they don't know which is the correct one.

Great tips!!
In addition, as previously mentioned by sharpshot, I use the PayPal security key. I paid $5.00 for it a few years back.  I got a little oval plastic thingy which display a different temporary 6 digits number each time you press its button. That number is required after entering your regular password. You have only a few seconds to enter that number until it is reset. I guess an extra security layer can't hurt.

Unfortunately, I am not sure if it is available in all countries as it took a while for Canada to get it after it was available in the US.

It looks like it is $29.95 now, for a credid card size thingy which will display those same numbers, or, upon registering your smart phone, it can be sent to it for free

Here is the link:

https://www.paypal.com/ca/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=xpt/Marketing_CommandDriven/securitycenter/PayPalSecurityKey-outside

Denis
« Last Edit: December 09, 2012, 08:33 by cybernesco »

« Reply #30 on: December 09, 2012, 09:38 »
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thanks guys for all the tips, appreciate it and sure will be useful for everybody, I believe I had just bad luck because I am quite cautious and I never even leave money there, nice to see Paypal working so well, hope it continues!

« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2012, 20:24 »
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The account may not have been hacked. I had a similar experience with McAfee. They sent me several renewal notices by mail and email, which I ignored because I was planning on replacing my PC with a Mac. They later sent the bill to Paypal and it was payed without my approval (apparently all they need is your email).


« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2012, 20:27 »
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The account may not have been hacked. I had a similar experience with McAfee. They sent me several renewal notices by mail and email, which I ignored because I was planning on replacing my PC with a Mac. They later sent the bill to Paypal and it was payed without my approval (apparently all they need is your email).

that wasn't my case, the dude got some gold to play his game, actually I wrote that on the opening post but yes thats another experience added to this topic, thanks!

« Reply #33 on: December 09, 2012, 20:39 »
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Many thanks Luis for relating this experience and I'm really glad it worked out ok for you in the end. It's been a very good 'heads up' on the vulnerability of our on-line accounts. Food for thought indeed.


 

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