Monday, January 28, 2013

My Email Was Hacked!

If you get an email from me saying I am stuck in Manila or some other weird email, 
please don't open it or respond. 
Stupid Hackers!

My credit card was used in France (I seem to be doing a lot of traveling lately--Manila and France--wow!) but luckily the bank caught it.

If you get hacked, run, don't walk, to change your passwords on all your accounts. That seems to help thwart those hacker's nasty activities.

I'm very careful with my information. I don't click on links that arrive in emails, I don't share my info with anyone, and I definitely don't share my blogger friend's email address. I don't know why this happened and we usually don't. Hackers are slime bags that creep into a weak spot to grab and go with our info.

Thank you to all of you who have sent me emails and been so understanding.
P. S. I'm glad you did NOT send money to Manila on my behalf.

15 comments:

  1. Oh, no, Carol!! Thanks for the heads up. I hate it when this happens.

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  2. Yes , I found such a mail , but its in the junkmail-order gone.

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  3. Hi!!! Yes I got one from you!!! Glad it wasn't you though!!! That would be a terrible position to be in...I had had some of these a few years back and knew it was hacked!!! I also had two others from different people this weekend...I hadn't reconised your last name or I would have let you know about it...

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  4. I thought the name looked familiar. Yeah I spammed it after i read it. :)

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  5. How the heck do they do it??????? Can't they get a real life? Sorry you had to go thru this.

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  6. Bummer! My friend's house was broken into over Christmas and she's been battling the repercussions of that. Be warned - they took old checks on an account that was closed on a bank that no longer existed and someone local cashed them! And my friend had to go to great trouble to get that straightened out. Shred all old checks and credit cards, even if not activated. :( blessings, marlene

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  7. Poor Carol...but if you did go to France and Manila, I bet the credit card receipts would be from fabric stores! Hope it all gets settled sooner than later...

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  8. Rosemary B here: Oh that is terrible.
    I swear people need therapy. Why all of this thievery? Shame on them. I hope they were caught and punished with 20 years hard labor!

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  9. I received that message but I immediately deleted it! Don´t worry!

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  10. ohhh poop I did I thought you were taking a little romantic trip lol


    No really well it wasn't me...lol

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  11. I am so very very sorry that you had to deal with it. So glad your bank caught it. We were hacked before Christmas. Not only did the hackers send a similar message to all in our address book, they stole all our files. We lost everything! We even lost our list of houses that we were considering buying in another state (we are moving in June). The hackers also put a filter on that sent any incoming mail to trash. My husband spent hours trying to get it all resolved, and we are still trying to rebuild our address book. Fortunately our realtor here called us and alerted us to the problem. Nancy

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  12. Several years ago I finally took the plunge and got a debit card. I activated it but never used it. One day I was checking my account on-line to see if a check had cleared yet and there was a withdrawal made in England and one in France. I thought what the heck. It being Sunday I had to wait until Monday morning to call the bank. In the mean time all my money was withdrawn from Canada, Spain, France, and England. The bank took care of it and I got all my money back but not a fun experience. I hardly ever use my debit card for that reason. You can't hack cash.

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  13. What a bummer. I had a credit card account that someone tried to use before Christmas, not once but twice. Seems they didn't get the security code correct, so bank caught it and changed my account.

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  14. some one got our credit card and tried to get money from it but the bank knew it wasn't us and stopped it.gave us another card

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