2 days ago in the middle of a hectic day of a real estate broker in a very slow market came a call and the gentleman, who told me he wa from PayPal, asked me if I could tell him when I paid anyting by Paypal. We do use Paypal, and of course, I do not remember all the details, so I was hesitant, but the gentleman was asking a rhetorical question. He already knew what I didn't, and this was the news that somebody got access to my PayPal account and tried to steal the money.
When he asked me whether I bought anything that very day for 165 British Pounds, I adamantly denied. But he already figure it out, and just wanted me to confirm.
Somebody tried to buy something (I think this was a cell phone) on Ebay, and pay using my Paypal. The shipping address is in Lithuania.
The gentleman told me to go to my account, and when there, to change my password. he said he would take care of the incident, that they put me on something limited, meaning that every time I need to make a payment using Paypal, I would need, I think, to contact them.
Of course, this is an incovenience, but a lesser one, than banking somebody's Ebay purchases.
I do hate changing passwords. I am afraid one day being left in a situation when I can't figure out my own password, and not being able to use my own computer.
Guys, be careful. It is wild west out there.
Jon Zolsky, your Daytona Beach Connection