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Offline bbtm64

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Re: be careful with paypal account
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2018, 07:41:41 »
Something similar happened to me last year. They hacked my PayPal account, "paid off" my PayPal credit and transferred money from from checking account. Luckily, I caught it before the money was transferred out of my PayPal account.
PayPal took care,of the whole thing, once I contacted them.

My password is MUCH stronger now, lol.

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Re: be careful with paypal account
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2018, 14:59:02 »
Also you could look into either LastPass or KeePass as options. Both have generators and chrome plugins to retrieve passwords from a heavily encrypted file. I use KeePass myself for home and work, which uses a local encrypted file, where LastPass uses a cloud-stored database. Most important on both: make a complex, easy to remember master password. If you forget that pass, you're locked out of your passwords.

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Offline jjoos99

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Re: be careful with paypal account
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2018, 14:48:24 »
I received a call from paypal this mourning asking when I was going to fund the $1500 charge against my account.  I explained the issue and all I got was that they could take the charges to a collections agency.  What a mess.
Jeff

Offline yinyang

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Re: be careful with paypal account
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2018, 15:30:00 »
Jeff, did you know who PayPal send money to? maybe you should contact local police to find out where the money went, as far as I know PayPal does not care their customers just like eBay, eBay did that to me before when someone scam me for some item I sold, hope you can get out this mess.

Offline jjoos99

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Re: be careful with paypal account
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2018, 15:36:33 »
I just made my fourth call to paypal and got a very helpful girl that actually reviewed my case while I waited on the phone.  After consulting with her supervisor they found that I had no previous history with the seller and decided to remove the charge.  I got stuck with a 4.95 fee charge but I can live with that to not have my credit ruined or worst case loose $1500
Jeff

Offline Reeferntraining

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Re: be careful with paypal account
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2018, 17:14:41 »
Wow Jeff, glad to hear that. I canít believe they were that unhelpful before!

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Re: be careful with paypal account
« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2018, 17:29:08 »
I donít know why it posted that twice. Sorry. I also want to thank Brian for the algorithm password suggestion. I have come up with a system and started making separate passwords for everything and itís easy as can be to remember your password.

Offline Lazylivin

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Re: be careful with paypal account
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2018, 22:40:38 »
Glad it worked for you

Offline Grymtooth

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Re: be careful with paypal account
« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2018, 16:29:42 »
Reefern, I would still look into a password vault of some kind as well, unless you are writing down and keeping in a safe. Just sayin'

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Offline Reeferntraining

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Re: be careful with paypal account
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2018, 17:06:46 »
Hey Grym. Is the vault just a place to store all the passwords?

Offline Grymtooth

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Re: be careful with paypal account
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2018, 23:38:55 »
Depends on which one, the one I used stores encrypted on my hard drive (i.e. not cloud based), can create passwords, tracks expiration time, and with some plugins can perform autotype on specific sites, among other things.

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