I did something stupid

@winterose (39918)
Canada
November 4, 2011 4:49am CST
Yesterday I was working on my son's computer because mine is still not up and running. I got an email that my webmail box was almost full and I needed to upgrade. I did it without thinking. I provided my user name and password. The site then said that I upgraded successfully. I got scared because I realized it was a somebody phishing for my information. I repeated the process several times making up passwords and each time it said I upgraded successfully. I finally got an email saying they couldn't upgrade because of conflicting passwords. I called my provider and then had them change my password officially just so I could be safe. Has anyone had a similar experience?
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8 responses
@khare_1005 (1311)
• India
4 Nov 11
it appears to be some form of fishing and you did a wise decision to inform your provider about the same and get your password protected. i delete my mails frequently and don't let my inbox piled up.so none of the time i am utilizing the complete capacity of my inbox.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
5 Nov 11
I read my email all the time, I get about 2,000 a day
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• India
6 Nov 11
2000 a day? oh my god that must be very hectic for you.
@maximax8 (28247)
• United Kingdom
4 Nov 11
Hello Winter Rose. I often get email scams saying something untrue. I just ignore them and get round to deleting them later. If my Hot Mail email account is getting too full I delete as many emails that I don't want to keep as possible. Criminals are very clever at seeming like the true company. Pay Pal correct emails say the person's name but scams say Sir/Madam. With my previous laptop I had a virus that looked like a join Internet security Site. I asked my brother-in-law to get rid of that virus for me. I have a years Internet security and yet I have one pop up that says that my laptop is unprotected so renew it now. I am sorry someone was phishing for your information. Good luck.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
5 Nov 11
yes me too but this time I just didn't think
@celticeagle (118276)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Nov 11
When I used AOL I had this type of thing happen ALL THE TIME. I would wake up and go to check my eamils, find a notification from AOL that I had been using my email unlawfully and my account could be deleted. Come to find out while I was asleep someone had hacked into my account and used it for phishing. It happened too many time and I finally closed out my acoount. No problems on Yahoo.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
6 Nov 11
wow that really sucks, I never had to change email addresses yet and I hope I never have to
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@celticeagle (118276)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Nov 11
I have all of the email addresses I could possibly need on Yahoo.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
7 Nov 11
I get things like that from what surpose to be pay pal or my bank I never open I delete and then I go to my accounts and check it out
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
7 Nov 11
yep I get many of them as well
@bunnybon7 (36529)
• Holiday, Florida
5 Nov 11
yrs ago i did and learned my lesson. now i seldom believe anything like that from my email. id get out of my email and go directly to the site and check.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
5 Nov 11
yeah I was tired, I just didn't think
@GardenGerty (99389)
• United States
5 Nov 11
No, but I have had a virus that pretends to be a security scan, and it took a lot of skill for my son to fix it. I have not had that problem since going with AVG, but I realize that even that would not work if I inadvertently gave out my information. I think you were pretty sneaky to give them a bunch of different passwords and then make sure you got changed completely.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
5 Nov 11
yeah I realized my mistake right away
• Canada
4 Nov 11
Nope. When I get stuff line this I forward it to the company in question. I get these from bank of America on a daily basis saying my account was suspended. I ignore the message and go to the sure manually, and sure enough my bank account is fine. Funny but I've never gotten a phishing scam from a Canadian bank. lol
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
5 Nov 11
I have from laurentienne back of Canada, the bank of nova scotia, and the bank of montreal
@ferbjohn69 (1129)
• Philippines
4 Nov 11
Oh.The same has not happened to me yet.I have to be more careful now or else everything I worked for might be gone.They might take my money in paypal,destroy my mylot account by doing horrible things here so I will be banned,etc.I am afraid.:(
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