strange transactions on paypal??????
February 12, 2008 12:13pm CST
I am a trusting sort of person, but rip me off and i remove bits of those trying it on. I set some of my clients on them. My clients aren't the understanding type. With this in mind, i came home today to find out that my bank had turned down some transactions because they disputed the legitimacy opf the direct debits. Too right they should dispute them, they never took place from this house anyway. My question is this, how does this kind of thievery happen? especially if paypal is meant to be secure and secondly, when i catch up with the scroats who do this stuff which vital organ shall I remove?
• United States
12 Feb 08
You might want to check your computer for viruses and trojans. There are some keyloggers out there that can record everything you type on your computer so they can steal your passwords or read anything else you've typed in from your keyboard. I got a call from my credit card company about 2 months ago asking me if I made such and such transactions on such and such date. Someone had stolen my credit card number and tried to buy over $1200 worth of stuff off the internet. I told them the date and time of the last transaction I had made on my credit card so everything after that was someone else committing fraud. Thank goodness they hadn't approved any of the transactions. Because the origination of the transactions were suspicious they said it "threw up a red flag on their system" and that's why they decided to call me and confirm that it wasn't me. I immediately ran my anti-virus programs which showed I had a keylogger. I have no idea how I got it but it's really creepy to think that someone was out there reading everything I had typed on my computer for who knows how long. I had to change every password on everything I did online (which was at least a few dozen websites). The credit card company cancelled my account and reissued a new card with a new number. It's terrible what these thieving little @!#$ can do. I told my husband that if I ever meet someone and they tell me they are a computer hacker, spammer or someone who creates viruses I'm going to punch them right square in the mouth, no warning, no questions, just POW right in the kisser.
17 Feb 08
I never had problems with paypal, but I know that anything can happen. WIth online accounts or not online. I make sure that my computer is safe and keep security at its max. Like another person that responded said, keyloggers can be a huge problem stealing your passwords and access to thinks like paypal. I don't use credit cards now, although I still have one. However sometimes I want to buy something online. Even if I was still using the credit card I would never use it online. I have one of those refillable credit cards that I put money on when I want to buy something online. I refill it only with as much as I am expecting to spend. IF there is any money leftover is never more than 2 or 3 dollars. The same thing with my paypal. I opened an account just for that. There is never more than a few dollars there and I deposit as much as I intend to transfer into my paypal, which is rare in the first place. Online transactions can be safe, but since we can never know I feel it's better safe than sorry and I protect myself as much as I can. hope everything gets straightened up and meanwhile do a scan on your computer just in case.
13 Feb 08
that why my friend we cannot trust those internet transaction, it happen to my husband also, when he start to pay something via internet suddenly when he check his cridet card they take 2x in his account for nothing, we complain to the bank they said it mistake only, i think that will be not a reason. so we need to take care for those kind of transaction.