My Paypal Account was Hacked..

hacker - hackers
India
February 22, 2010 12:15am CST
Guys A very Sad news that someone hacked my paypal account and withdrawn 8$ from my account.. That is he logged into my paypal account and sent money to his account.. since i was online at the moment i imd raised a dispute as an unauthorized transaction by the time the hacker came online to chat with me and he asked me.. u changed the password? (i changed the password using the on-screen keyboard) then i asked him why did he do that and i expalained him how hard i worked to earn those pennies here.. he said sorry and returned that amount and the money was back into my account.. had you ever faced these kinda problems? any suggestions to avoid these problems..
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36 responses
@machivado (529)
• Indonesia
23 Feb 10
Good thing that he sent you back the money, maybe he was just trying his skill in Paypal? Who knows... However, you can report to Paypal for that action though..
@brotha (228)
• United States
23 Feb 10
Haha that's actually a kind of humorous story how it all folded out. I'm glad you got your money. It is apparently a problem with a lot of sites like this (not myLot specifically, but others) where they get a hold of your Paypal account and can pretty easily get access to it. If you're not careful with agreements with PPC sites they can potentially steal your paypal money. So make sure to read the fine print, have a safe password, and storing your money in a bank account is safer (and helps the economy)!
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@brotha (228)
• United States
23 Feb 10
Haha that's actually a kind of humorous story how it all folded out. I'm glad you got your money. It is apparently a problem with a lot of sites like this (not myLot specifically, but others) where they get a hold of your Paypal account and can pretty easily get access to it. If you're not careful with agreements with PPC sites they can potentially steal your paypal money. So make sure to read the fine print, have a safe password, and storing your money in a bank account is safer!
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@JAG2009 (267)
• India
22 Feb 10
That's a story that's both good and bad, and also unbelievable. 'Happy' because I think you're lucky you that you managed to get your money back. It's also scary beecause here I am trying hard to make it to my first payout, and then I hear your story; it makes me very nervous. 'Unbelievable' as it sounds like something out of a movie. But then, whatever the reason or the details, the important things is that you got your money back. Good for you.
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• India
23 Feb 10
yes absolutely.. thank god that my presence of mind saved me.. as soon as i knew this i raised a complaint and changed my password before he does.. otherwise things would have messed up for me.. dont worry.. u deserve this money and you wont loose it..
@thuhuong (828)
• United States
23 Feb 10
I usually don't chat much as I find there are many tools during chatting which can be used to log into your computer and find various things you don't want to share. But I'm glad the guy put back the money into your account. That's a good story.
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@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
23 Feb 10
I have not experienced any kind of account being hacked. But I am cautious to make a difficult password to detect. Try to make a password with letters and numbers. Otherwise it would be very easy to detect and hackers can gain entry to your account. I hope it wont happen again to you.
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@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
23 Feb 10
i am glad that he returned your money. but it's so surprising that a hacker made it with your account and actually chatted with you. i guess, you have to change your password more often so that we can be more secure. don't you think someone you know actually did that to you?
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@dorannmwin (36656)
• United States
5 May 10
Thankfully I've never had the experience of having my paypal account hacked and I hope that it never happens to me. In your experience you are lucky that the money was returned to you so quickly and that you really didn't have to go through a haggle to get your money back. I wish that it would always work out that you would get your money back when you were scammed in some way, I've been scammed through paypal transactions a couple of times and I've never seen a dime of the money that I lost again in my life.
• India
5 May 10
thats bad to hear.. thanks for the response my dear friend.. paypal really need to do something to increase the security system
• Canada
6 May 10
I recieved another fake email yesterday from someone claiming to be from paypal i immediately forwarded it to spoof@paypal.com . I hope they deal with such idiots harshly.
@jaiho2009 (38989)
• Philippines
21 Mar 10
Wow,this is amazing...a hacker that returns a money back? How i hope the hacker will return my money too. I had my atm acct hacked...and the hacker was able to withdraw money from it. i just hope my paypal acct is safe.... you are still lucky to have your money back.
• India
5 May 10
thats bad to hear that.. did you get your money back?
@jaiho2009 (38989)
• Philippines
7 May 10
no,that was the sad part of it,i was not able to have my money back. well...hackers are everywhere,wether on the net or at any account that we had,as long as they had all the access,they can do harm to others.
@saphrina (31738)
• South Africa
22 Feb 10
Rather close that account and open a new one. You should never ever let anyone get hold of any of your passwords, no matter who it is. TATA.
• India
2 Mar 10
but i have given this id in more than a hundred sites and i think its impossible to close the account.. i have changed the password and security questions in it and i hope things will be fine hereafter.. thank you for your response and your wonderful time which was spent to respond my discussion.. TATA..... BYE BYE...... SEE YOU.....
@saphrina (31738)
• South Africa
3 Mar 10
My pleasure. TATA.
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
That's scary someone hacked your paypal account. Just make sure you don't use same password on all site when registering because other sites might use it. And don't make your password easily guessed. Are you sure the it's the hacker that returned the amount? or it was Paypal who get because you file a dispute with them. It's very odd that a hacker will return what he have steal. Just be careful next time and create a good password.
• India
2 Mar 10
the moment i was aware that it is being hacked i raised a dispute and imd changed my password, secret question etc.. also my old password was strong enough with numbers symbols and alphabets.. im sure that the hacker returned me my money because he was dare enough to come to chat with me
• Canada
6 May 10
Yesterday i recieved a email from someone claiming to be from paypal asking me to clic on a link to seet my password i immediately forwarded it to spoof@paypal.com Such people should be dealt with severly.
@Masihi (4428)
• Canada
22 Feb 10
Oh wow, I've never faced being hacked myself but it really surprised me that he said that he was sorry and returned the money, I'm glad for your sake that he did! :-)
• India
23 Feb 10
yeah even i was surprised.. i think he is not a professional hacker.. i think he is doig it for fun..
• Bahrain
24 Feb 10
or he was desperate
@vicky30 (4773)
• India
21 Mar 10
I think your theif was very kind to return the money.I have just become a victim of the debit card where the fraud asked me to give details.since just got up from sleep i thought it was an email from the bank and gave details.The next moment a huge amount of money was withdrawn from my account.I have learnt a lesson.Never give passwords to strangers at any cost even if it is your closest friend as there are chances of the account getting empty.
• India
5 May 10
thats really bad to hear thats vicky. were you able to track him out?
@ptrikha_2 (17628)
• India
4 Mar 10
This is really shocking to learn that Paypal accounts could also be hacked. Now, I would be checking my Paypal account regularly, and also changing my password from time to time. However, it is a bit surprising that the hacker returned the money- it seems that your observation that the hacker was not a professional is perhaps correct. Have safe web surfing ahead. Regards
• Canada
2 Mar 10
YES!! Well hopefully it does not happen again. But nowadays nothing surprises me at all. I see that there has been aonther related discussion here on Mylot so you and i are not the only victims of hackers within paypal.
• India
5 May 10
your right brother
@chertsy (3804)
• United States
27 Feb 10
I have never had my paypal account actually hacked. I was lucky, paypal caught on as someone was trying to and froze my account. Luckily at that time, I didn't have a lot of money in my account to freak out over. It was a hassle to get my account unfrozen, but better safe than sorry. I'm very happy to hear that this person had a change of heart and put the money back into your account. I'm also shocked that paypal didn't catch on to this a head of time. Not everyone in this world are decent enough to put the money back, or even chat with you about it. There is no telling why this person did this, just glad he put it all back. This is your money, might not be a lot to other's, but you worked hard to have it.
• India
27 Feb 10
yes you are right.. Not everyone in this world are decent enough to put the money back, or even chat with you about it... thank god nothing happened to my account very seriously.. hope this never happens again to me or for others..
@kirrugadu (114)
• India
22 Feb 10
hi Dhanasekhart..... I havn't faced that problem ever.............. but my paypal account was in limitation too times they always says that third party is using My paypal........ I dot know really who using my paypal.......... I have changes my paypal password many times....... And again i have changed password And uploaded photos........ But they didnt removed the limitation Yet..........
@May2k8 (10156)
• Indonesia
22 Feb 10
PayPal will not removed the limit if you don't submit the requirements asked by PayPal. To all you meet these requirements then your account will automatically be released after 3-5 business days.
• India
22 Feb 10
it is really unbelievable.By the there is any option of chatting in paypal window.How he chat with you?I think your computer is infected with some malware.
• India
2 Mar 10
he chat with me in my gmail.. after this incident happened i got the same doubt, i formatted my system even though my computer was clean and protected..
@Buchi_bulla (8304)
• India
22 Feb 10
I cannot believe Dhanasekart, I heard this only in movies. You must be a good soul, that is why your hard earned money came back to you. God bless you my son.
• India
2 Mar 10
thankyou mama.. yes i prefer not to hurt anyone.. hope this made god to judge in favour of me.. have a nice day..
@danitykane (3191)
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
OMG! and he gave it back to you? LOL. And he even speak to you. Grrrr! And he said "sorry"?! Oh man. Thank goodness all is okay now. I just hope that it won't happen again. Sometimes I'm worried in checking my paypal account in open Wi-Fi's or hot spots where you can acquire free internet such as malls, cafe's, etc. because they say hackers have tools to trap personal data such as password from open or public wifi. em]rolleyes[/em]
• India
2 Mar 10
ya its easy for hackers to trap our details in open or public wifi, thanks for your beloved response, have a nice day and happy mylotting