Paypal account hacked and money stolen from bank account.

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Found 22nd Apr 2009
Hi there

So i wake up this morning and check my online banking to find that over £1200.00 has been taken from my bank account after my paypal account got hacked.

Paypal are saying that the payments have been stopped and will be refunded in 7-9 days.

Am not sure how this can f*ing happen and paypal are being completely useless.

If someone can help me or if this has happened to you please can you get in touch or post to the wall.

Thanks a ot
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52 Comments
Flip me. Have you informed your bank?

As a grand would screw me over.
Dam, hope you get your ££££ back
Also would be tempted to scrap that paypal account.
Gonna check my account ASAP
Adam2050;4997046

Flip me. Have you informed your bank?As a grand would screw me over.



Just gonna call the bank again now.

DangerGod;4997053

Dam, hope you get your ££££ back



Thanks.

Adam2050;4997055

Also would be tempted to scrap that paypal account.



Yeah im gonna have to scrap it off. It's a joke, the lady was like "dont worry you will get your money back in 7-9 days." ARGHHHHHHH
Mr DSP;4997081

Just gonna call the bank again now. Thanks.Yeah im gonna have to scrap it … Just gonna call the bank again now. Thanks.Yeah im gonna have to scrap it off. It's a joke, the lady was like "dont worry you will get your money back in 7-9 days." ARGHHHHHHH



Not good enough.
Im completely f**ked. It's over a GRAND!
not really an accurate thread title....
vibeone;4997098

not really an accurate thread title....



What u mean?
what did they do buy things on ebay?

didnt you say they were refunding your money in 7-9 days, that to me says they are doing something.....
Mr DSP;4997111

What u mean?



ignore him, hes got out the wrong side of bed today
the ONLY way your account would be hacked if you GAVE your password out ....

paypal has secure servers so your password CANNOT be intercepted....

you have either clicked a fake email link from "paypal" or actually told someone your password...

log into paypal (if you can) and make your password secure.... IF you can't login then email or ring paypal and they will go through the methods of setting a new password and giving you access back...

and a handy tip ...... if you recieve any email from paypal ......... never ever click a link ... always type [url]www.paypal.co.uk[/url] in your browser window ...... this goes the same for bank emails and ebay...

be safe with your passwords as its your money being used
casparwhite;4997112

what did they do buy things on ebay?No, it was cash withdrawals from … what did they do buy things on ebay?No, it was cash withdrawals from paypal direct!didnt you say they were refunding your money in 7-9 days, that to me says they are doing something.....



Yes they did. Still doesnt help me and theres no guarantee or confirmation this going to happen. Im still left with zero cash until this happens.
casparwhite;4997112

what did they do buy things on ebay?didnt you say they were refunding … what did they do buy things on ebay?didnt you say they were refunding your money in 7-9 days, that to me says they are doing something.....



paypal are always good with this ..... they have to do checks and then recover the money so 7 days wait for the op's money is fair ......
Mr DSP;4997177

Yes they did. Still doesnt help me and theres no guarantee or … Yes they did. Still doesnt help me and theres no guarantee or confirmation this going to happen. Im still left with zero cash until this happens.



cash withdrawals :? they need a bank account set up, and you would have recieved an email saying a new bank account had been set up :thinking:

they need to verify the bank account too

unless it was done through your bank account ??
casparwhite;4997139

ignore him, hes got out the wrong side of bed today



lol probably....

The original thread title was 'Paypal Hacked'

I'm with faevilangel by the way.
faevilangel;4997214

cash withdrawals :? they need a bank account set up, and you would have … cash withdrawals :? they need a bank account set up, and you would have recieved an email saying a new bank account had been set up :thinking:they need to verify the bank account too unless it was done through your bank account ??



Hmm yeh that is good point.
faevilangel;4997174

the ONLY way your account would be hacked if you GAVE your password out … the ONLY way your account would be hacked if you GAVE your password out ....paypal has secure servers so your password CANNOT be intercepted....you have either clicked a fake email link from "paypal" or actually told someone your password...log into paypal (if you can) and make your password secure.... IF you can't login then email or ring paypal and they will go through the methods of setting a new password and giving you access back...and a handy tip ...... if you recieve any email from paypal ......... never ever click a link ... always type [url]www.paypal.co.uk[/url] in your browser window ...... this goes the same for bank emails and ebay...be safe with your passwords as its your money being used




Thanks for the message mate. I am unsure as to how this has happened as i am very careful with my password data. The bank were very helpful and just reversed all the debits immediately.

I am still in shock...
Mr DSP;4997177

Yes they did. Still doesnt help me and theres no guarantee or … Yes they did. Still doesnt help me and theres no guarantee or confirmation this going to happen. Im still left with zero cash until this happens.



thats life im afraid, choose a better password with numbers, letters, lowercas and higher case

the banks would take just as long to get it sorted as it has to be investigated, they arent just gonna give you the money back in case you are the scammer.....

nothing else can be done im afriad
paypal use direct debit to banks so if you ask niceley at your bank they can perform a snachback and your funds will be back the same day
This happened to me last month. Believe it or not my yahoo email, paypal account (same email id) and ebay were hacked at the same time. Nothing would let me in as they had changed the password. Luckily, somehow paypal had sensed something wrong and put withdrawal restrictions on the account. Had to ring yahoo, ebay and paypal to reclaim my accounts back.

OP: Ring Paypal, they are quite helpful.

P.S. I clicked a link in an evil email to login to Paypal to check out a false transaction. My bad.
faevilangel;4997214

cash withdrawals :? they need a bank account set up, and you would have … cash withdrawals :? they need a bank account set up, and you would have recieved an email saying a new bank account had been set up :thinking:they need to verify the bank account too unless it was done through your bank account ??



It was some **** like 'sms global' but the debit just said paypal debit.

It was taken direct out of my bank account. HSBC have reversed the transactions and its showing up in my net banking ok now.

I'd advise anyone to check their paypal and possibly any other accounts that have access to their money and make sure your password is secure. Thanks to everyone that has contributed. What a start to the day.

Got my final dissertation due in tomorrow also... 5,000 words to do was looking bleak :?
Mr DSP;4997234

Thanks for the message mate. I am unsure as to how this has happened as i … Thanks for the message mate. I am unsure as to how this has happened as i am very careful with my password data. The bank were very helpful and just reversed all the debits immediately. I am still in shock...



are you saying the bank has just give you all your money back with no investigation.......

if so you have just killed that paypal account they will most probably ban you for going past them and straight to the bank... they will have to take the hit
Mr DSP;4997234

Thanks for the message mate. I am unsure as to how this has happened as i … Thanks for the message mate. I am unsure as to how this has happened as i am very careful with my password data. The bank were very helpful and just reversed all the debits immediately. I am still in shock...



as i said it would have been a link in an email or on an ebay page / or an ebay message...

never click any link saying paypal etc as the address can be masked ... they are sent to another page then onto paypal but the original page copies the data from the paypal page... its a common scam ,...

the only time i click a paypal link is on the ebay site when i have won an item ......

a common way to find a fake paypal email is it begins dear customer etc where as paypal will call you by your name ....
Mr DSP;4997284

It was some **** like 'sms global' but the debit just said paypal … It was some **** like 'sms global' but the debit just said paypal debit.It was taken direct out of my bank account. HSBC have reversed the transactions and its showing up in my net banking ok now.I'd advise anyone to check their paypal and possibly any other accounts that have access to their money and make sure your password is secure. Thanks to everyone that has contributed. What a start to the day.Got my final dissertation due in tomorrow also... 5,000 words to do was looking bleak :?



get onto paypal and secure your account ...... also update your account to your most common email account ..... as paypal email you when ever anything on your account is changed
I think generally the rule of thumb is don't click any link in any email.

Goto the site itself, manually, in your browser, and if its as important as the email often states, itll be on the website somewhere obvious!
vibeone;4997221

lol probably....The original thread title was 'Paypal Hacked'I'm with … lol probably....The original thread title was 'Paypal Hacked'I'm with faevilangel by the way.



ok, i hope its a fruitful relationship and you get your leg over a bit more often:thumbsup:
casparwhite;4997286

are you saying the bank has just give you all your money back with no … are you saying the bank has just give you all your money back with no investigation.......if so you have just killed that paypal account they will most probably ban you for going past them and straight to the bank... they will have to take the hit



The bank refunded the direct debits as they were due to go out later today.

What do you mean i have killed that account?

I didn't really have an option and don't really care as long as i got my money back asap.
I will call paypal to let them know
vibeone;4997357

I think generally the rule of thumb is don't click any link in any … I think generally the rule of thumb is don't click any link in any email.Goto the site itself, manually, in your browser, and if its as important as the email often states, itll be on the website somewhere obvious!



Yep 100%. This is a scary scenario to how the internet controls everything.
Mr DSP;4997363

The bank refunded the direct debits as they were due to go out later … The bank refunded the direct debits as they were due to go out later today.What do you mean i have killed that account?I didn't really have an option and don't really care as long as i got my money back asap.I will call paypal to let them know



i think he is jumping the gun a little ......... paypal don't like people going over their heads and contacting the bank ..... but as the debits hadn't gone out ... you had the chance to stop them so did the right thing ... also paypal would take a couple of days to remove them and by that time they would have gone through....

check your account to see the bank account or paypal account the credits were sent too ..... it will be in recent transactions
casparwhite;4997359

ok, i hope its a fruitful relationship and you get your leg over a bit … ok, i hope its a fruitful relationship and you get your leg over a bit more often:thumbsup:



Chortle Chortle!

I think faevilangel is a bloke anyway!
faevilangel;4997396

i think he is jumping the gun a little ......... paypal don't like people … i think he is jumping the gun a little ......... paypal don't like people going over their heads and contacting the bank ..... but as the debits hadn't gone out ... you had the chance to stop them so did the right thing ... also paypal would take a couple of days to remove them and by that time they would have gone through....check your account to see the bank account or paypal account the credits were sent too ..... it will be in recent transactions


Chargebacks and direct debit refunds against paypal makes them very angry!
Is there no way of limiting your account?
Mr DSP;4997363

The bank refunded the direct debits as they were due to go out later … The bank refunded the direct debits as they were due to go out later today.What do you mean i have killed that account?I didn't really have an option and don't really care as long as i got my money back asap.I will call paypal to let them know



you contacted paypal about this and they are investigating it, but before they have had chance you have gone above them and got your bank to reverse the funds, so paypal are now investigating something on your behalf when you have already got your funds back.

they wont be too happy and will probably cancel, restrict your account for not following protocol.

i can understand your postition and i would want my money back straight away as well but youve started the ball rolling with paypal.... there is loads of threads on other forums about this and they dont take too kindly to not allowing the investgation to be completed.
vibeone;4997410

Chortle Chortle!I think faevilangel is a bloke anyway!



i am indeed (last time i checked)
faevilangel;4997335

get onto paypal and secure your account ...... also update your account … get onto paypal and secure your account ...... also update your account to your most common email account ..... as paypal email you when ever anything on your account is changed



Updated all info. I think it was an email from paypal as you pointed out as i did change my details a few weeks back thinking it was a legit email from paypal themselves.

Thanks for the detailed input. Rep has been added.
I had my paypal account hacked last year, luckily the company they tried to use it with (play asia) I already had an account with so they e-mailed me comformation of the order and I was able to stop the transaction before it went through.
casparwhite;4997438

you contacted paypal about this and they are investigating it, but before … you contacted paypal about this and they are investigating it, but before they have had chance you have gone above them and got your bank to reverse the funds, so paypal are now investigating something on your behalf when you have already got your funds back.they wont be too happy and will probably cancel, restrict your account for not following protocol.i can understand your postition and i would want my money back straight away as well but youve started the ball rolling with paypal.... there is loads of threads on other forums about this and they dont take too kindly to not allowing the investgation to be completed.



I would normally agree, but to be honest, if I lost over a grand, I'd want it back ,asap by any means, and worry about paypal later!
vibeone;4997410

Chortle Chortle!I think faevilangel is a bloke anyway!



so do i:thumbsup:

well at least we got a chortle.....whatever that is lol:p
keeyop;4997461

I had my paypal account hacked last year, luckily the company they tried … I had my paypal account hacked last year, luckily the company they tried to use it with (play asia) I already had an account with so they e-mailed me comformation of the order and I was able to stop the transaction before it went through.



lucky escape then .......

im gonna write a tutorial for this kinda thing (its happening a lot).....

e.g. telling people what to do when it happens

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