Saturday, November 26, 2022

Beware Hackers

 I received an email from PayPal regarding suspicious activity with my account. Someone was requesting a considerable amount. There was a phone number to call to request a refund and, alas, I called it.

Don't do that. I ended up with someone who purported to be helping me, but the call went on and on and finally I got uneasy and ended it.

Back on the PayPal page, there was a way of dealing with this problem and, indeed, a warning about this very thing.

So, with passwords changed and bank account blocked for the time being, that's how I spent afternoon. Fingers crossed all will be well.


Barbara Rogers said...

Yikes! It's so easy to fall into this these days! And when trying due dilligence to throw spam at whoever is a bot (please note reference to my blog post today) it's a chore. Sorry you were at all involved with this stuff.

Anvilcloud said...

Always go to the real site and not click the link they give. I this case, you go to PayPal itself and not the phoney link they provide. Of course, you know this now, but it doesn’t hurt to say it anyway. Glad you got it sorted.

Sandra Parshall said...

What irritates me is the amount of time involved in straightening out such things. Every now and then one of our credit cards is compromised, and although we don't lose any money we do lose time fussing with it, changing credit card numbers that are on file such places as Amazon, etc.

Boud said...

Sorry you got phished. It's so easy to fall for it before remembering to check the real source first. I've had PayPal phishing, but since I don't have a PayPal account they're easy to detect.

Marcia said...

Last week Dan told me about that scam and sure enough that day I had one involving PayPal purchase I hadn't made. I knew to delete the email. If you read them carefully they are full of typos, strange capitals, and big spacings.

Sorry to hear you were taken in. Hope not too much damage.