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JessieKateRose

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Has someone ever gotten into your paypal account?
« on: December 15, 2010, 07:05:02 am »
I've never had it happen before but someone got ahold of my Paypal password. I can't imagine how they did because I never fell for those fake emails or anything. It really freaks me out because I always trusted that paypal was really secure.

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Re: Has someone ever gotten into your paypal account?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2010, 08:07:36 am »
No thank goodness.  Maybe changing your password often is the key.  I watched on the news the other day don't sign into any accounts that require a password if you are in a public place that has free wifi like Mcdonalds, Starbucks, libraries, airports because it's easy for people to get your passwords from the places that have free wifi.  After seeing that I will only sign into banking accounts and other accounts with passwords only from home or a connection where you have to put in a password.

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Re: Has someone ever gotten into your paypal account?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2010, 09:11:37 am »
No, luckily I suppose. I agree that you should only access personal information on a secured network. It's WAY too easy to get someones information if they're on an unsecure network. Also, make sure your password has a symbol in it, it helps security.

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Re: Has someone ever gotten into your paypal account?
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2010, 09:39:36 am »
No, but someone did hijack my craigslist account.  I had to change my password.   One of my managers at work had someone get into her paypal account and buy items using her paypal account.  She was out a lot of money.  She reported this to paypal and they made it good.   paypal put the money back into her account.  I think things like this happen a lot.    It is scary......   :crybaby2: :BangHead:

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