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Internet scams

ninjafaery

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My gmail account got hacked from an Apple iPad...older model. It's sending email to my contacts. I can't figure out how it happened. I heard it would be someone with a Microsoft account known to me who had my password. I have few contacts & none would do that.
I did notice on this iPad, it kept prompting me to sign in twice.
 

Carolla

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My gmail account got hacked from an Apple iPad...older model. It's sending email to my contacts. I can't figure out how it happened. I heard it would be someone with a Microsoft account known to me who had my password. I have few contacts & none would do that.
I did notice on this iPad, it kept prompting me to sign in twice.
grrr to hackers :mad::mad::mad: Sorry that happened ninjafaery.

My poor dad recently fell prey to a hack & a scam - but caught on eventually & says he didn't send 'much' money ... sigh. He's reasonably computer savy & was totally thrown off by what happened. He did call the local police, got good advice from them, had to take his machine to a shop to be cleaned; reset all his passwords ... pain in the ass more than anything. I guess this stuff 'works' often enough that it keeps perpetuating.

Now & then I get weird e-mails from people that are obviously not from them - and recently was getting a lot from 'amazon' - sure. Sent them all to the spam file.
 

Mendalla

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This hit one of my IT newsletters today. It may not seem to apply to individuals at first, but with more and more money being sent around by EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer), these scams will likely be targetting consumers, too. Basically, if you're sending someone money and get a request to change the email you're sending it to or something, confirm with the intended target, preferably by phone, text, or other means than email (since they may have been hacked) before you send anything to the new address.

Ontario city stung for $503,000 in switched bank account fraud

Incidentally, I have my email address registered with Interac for automatic deposit to my bank account. That way, even if someone intercepted the message, they can't redirect the money since the email is just a notification that the deposit has been sent. The money just goes straight to the intended account and that can't be changed unless they actually hack my bank account setup.
 

Northwind

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My father just got caught by the Windows scam. Sounds like he got a pop up window and responded. Fortunately, no money lost for him. He now doesn't want to turn on his computer or answer his phone. I tried calling for a few days and after no answer, we got the office of the building where he lives in London to check on him. He was fine and entertaining two lady friends. I had a good chat with him today. He's going to get friends of ours to check his computer for him and see if there is a security measure he can take.
 
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