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PLZ READ IF YOU HAVE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Biglockie, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. Biglockie

    Biglockie Aye you know it makes sense

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    I went to my paypal account today and it has been emptied by ladbrokes E-gaming, upon speaking to ladbrkes some one has set the account up using my name and emptied my paypal playing poker online!!!

    the scary thing is, ladbrokes has my name in full, date of birth, address, postcode and telephone number agains the rouge account.

    Paypal advised changin password and if possibly the log on, if you've got paypal take this advice before something happens.

    The police and fraud departments from bith ladbrokes and paypal are investigating!!

    cheers

    Chris
     
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  3. L1 HCS

    L1 HCS Active Member

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  4. Niknak

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    Blimey how have they got all your information?? frightening isn't it.
     
  5. Biglockie

    Biglockie Aye you know it makes sense

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    No idea how they got the info, but they cleaned nearly £100 out of the account
     
  6. smitch

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    Got banned from Paypal over a pair of trainers.

    Fuckers. :mad:
     
  7. MikeS4

    MikeS4 MikeS4

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    I was recently sent a letter to my home address from Paypal, but it was addressed to someone i've never heard of. This bogus individual was applying to have his spending limit raised. Not sure if this was a scam or just a clerical error, but i straight away got Paypal to erase all account details refering to my address & provide a letter saying they have done so. You can't help feel paranoid everytime you a story like this...
     
  8. Nigma

    Nigma Yakshimash!

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    It doesn't take much for a key logger to be installed on someone's pc, that can relay this back to a server somewhere on the internet. I could write a program to do this in probably a hour.
    It could simply look for the user to type in "www.paypal.co.uk" followed by an email address.... then the text after that is usually the password.
    It pays to make sure you have a decent virus checker and firewall software installed.

    Once in, he/she has access to all your personal details.

    The other possible method is if you you that password elsewhere on the internet (e.g. forums). The password on other sites may not always be held in a secure manner.
     
  9. Biglockie

    Biglockie Aye you know it makes sense

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    We're running zone alarm firewall and AVG anti virus software on the machine.

    Any recommendations on anything better??
     
  10. Rev-head

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    I use bullgaurd and very happy with it
     
  11. S3Andy

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    I have just taken the money out of my account :angrymod:
     
  12. Caesium

    Caesium My BM is fixed!
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    NOD32 antivirus, can't say enough about it, end of the day it works and I rarely notice it. And trust me I have tried them all.

    As for firewalls, the best sort are hardware, I have one on-board my motherboard, and one in my dsl router.
     
  13. FactionOne

    FactionOne Administrator
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    ...So YOU'RE the guy who uses nVIDIA ActiveArmour?

    I'll let them know I found out who it is! ;)

    I run Sygate Personal Firewall on my machine (absolutely fantastic - and free for non-commericial use - however now Symantec have bought the firm (read into that what you will)); but "Sygate 5.6 Download" entered into Google still yields :) - I've got the """Firewall""" on my router running too, but lets face it, they're made of cheese and love and not exactly a Firewall in the common sense of the word. I'd have a SonicWall here but they're not keen enough on giving me one for free yet so I'm toying with the idea of putting a Linux box in the wardrobe - but I guess there's no rush until Sygate becomes ineffective.

    In terms of Anti-Virus they're all only as good as their database and heuristics (there is one product on the market (to my knowledge) that claims to not rely on this stuff and boasts support of BIG organisations - don't bother with it - I found a bit of a hole in it) - I've tried a lot and have settled on Symantec Anti-Virus Corporate Edition. Everyone rips the pi55 out of Norton Anti-Virus / Internet Security, and IMO rightly so, but Symantec Corporate really is the exact opposite; since running Firefox, Sygate, Symantec Corporate and PC Tools Spyware Doctor (be cautious - there are some fake sites out there for this one) I've never had even the slightest wiff of a problem - and with the spam coming directly to my machine from catch-all email addresses at four domains the setup is regularly tested!

    I guess there's no special reason why you should take my advice, but without wanting to be a patronising smart-arse, I'd recommend you ditch Zone Alarm and AVG at your first possible chance... If you went looking for a hack for Zone Alarm Pro you'll find that most of the sites you might visit on your quest will find countless articles about how to get around it before they'll actually find a hack for it; and AVG is affectionately known as "Fisher Price My First Anti-Virus" by our boys...

    I've gotta say though, the best single move you can make towards decent internet security (if you haven't already) is switching to Firefox. OK it's not impregnable but when you consider that Internet Explorer was vulnerable to attack (ie in need of security patches) for something like 300 days of last year, it's an easy choice to make...

    Regards,

    Rob.
     

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