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Re: So, I was robbed yesterday . . .
« Reply #50 on: January 29, 2019, 04:39:39 PM »
To be fair, making me watch the Leafs does feel like some sort of crime...

It's OK, if you watch closely the goalie did not make a save, the puck bounced and went into the net.

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Re: So, I was robbed yesterday . . .
« Reply #51 on: January 30, 2019, 12:25:21 AM »
Sorry GS. At least it was taken care of quickly.

Worst thing about this is that once your info is out there you may find it used more often. I think I've had about one instance of fraud every year for over a decade: cabinets bought, car loans opened, Walmart charges, money directly out of my bank account.

There is really no way to know how they got your info, unless you can find them and ask them nicely whilst you rip their arms from their sockets :)

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Re: So, I was robbed yesterday . . .
« Reply #52 on: January 30, 2019, 08:20:19 PM »
There has been hacking lately where the user name and passwords for other accounts have been compromised.  The hackers then use the user name and password on every other possible site to see if there is a match.

The podcast 'cyberwire' discusses many of these types of hacks.

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Re: So, I was robbed yesterday . . .
« Reply #53 on: January 31, 2019, 07:16:15 AM »
There has been hacking lately where the user name and passwords for other accounts have been compromised.  The hackers then use the user name and password on every other possible site to see if there is a match.

The podcast 'cyberwire' discusses many of these types of hacks.

The data can also be used for spear phishing, since a lot of usernames are actually valid email addresses.  An elder family member received one of these directed phishing attempts in the form of an email like this:

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I know your password for site www.goingcamping.com is "FuzzyBear36". 

I've stolen your identity and have been tracking your internet use.  You have been very naughty! 

If you don't wire me $3000, I will tell your loved one about all the porn you have been watching
and then break into your computer and delete your files, etc ...

My family member did not fall for it, but it 's reasonable to assume some  people would.

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Re: So, I was robbed yesterday . . .
« Reply #54 on: January 31, 2019, 07:21:58 AM »
There has been hacking lately where the user name and passwords for other accounts have been compromised.  The hackers then use the user name and password on every other possible site to see if there is a match.

The podcast 'cyberwire' discusses many of these types of hacks.

The data can also be used for spear phishing, since a lot of usernames are actually valid email addresses.  An elder family member received one of these directed phishing attempts in the form of an email like this:

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I know your password for site www.goingcamping.com is "FuzzyBear36". 

I've stolen your identity and have been tracking your internet use.  You have been very naughty! 

If you don't wire me $3000, I will tell your loved one about all the porn you have been watching
and then break into your computer and delete your files, etc ...

My family member did not fall for it, but it 's reasonable to assume some  people would.

I don't use the same password anywhere on the internet.  My login information is my bank card number and a unique random 12 digit alpha numeric password.

I've certainly never responded to any email asking for a password or login information.  My bank does not send emails with links in them.

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Re: So, I was robbed yesterday . . .
« Reply #55 on: January 31, 2019, 08:02:24 AM »
I've had my credit card number stolen three times, and my debit card once.  My debit card was victim to ATM skimming.  The perp bought $170 worth of McDonald's and $50 at a hair salon.  That one made me laugh actually.  How do you spend that much at McDonald's?

I had about $6000 charged to my credit card fraudulently too.  They used my last name to set up a fake business name and purchase a bunch of computer equipment from Dell.  I noticed the pending charge AND the invoice was mailed to my address (???), so it was caught right away.  The police called me and asked if I'd assist in the investigation and of course I was happy to help.

Every penny was refunded to me so all good.  It sounds like you're doing everything you can security-wise so unfortunately this is just a common thing.  Several of my friends have been victim to it too.

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Re: So, I was robbed yesterday . . .
« Reply #56 on: January 31, 2019, 08:39:46 AM »
I've had my credit card number stolen three times, and my debit card once.  My debit card was victim to ATM skimming.  The perp bought $170 worth of McDonald's and $50 at a hair salon.  That one made me laugh actually.  How do you spend that much at McDonald's?


THis made me laugh, too.  When I was in college I was an NCAA swimmer, and the university (thankfully) placed pretty strict rules to prevent hazing, but we still wanted our freshmen to undergo some sort of memorable initiation. One year we made up a bizarre 'race' where htey had to chase our captain - dressed up as the hamburgler - through town and ultimately 'capture' him as he swam out to a floating dock (swim team, remember?) . Along the way they had to collect all his stolen hamburgers to feed everyone.  Anyway, for the event we went to the local McDonalds and order 100 x 1/4 lb ers.  I remember the clerk not believing us, then calling over the manager, who made us pay before entering it into the system, and then two hispanic cooks coming out from the back and saying something impolite about our mothers in spanish.    The entire bill as I recall was under $100 as there was a manager's special on 1/4 lbers.  I'm bafffled at how you can spend $170 at McDonalds unless you are buying food for at least 20 people.


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Re: So, I was robbed yesterday . . .
« Reply #57 on: January 31, 2019, 09:38:05 AM »
I've had my credit card number stolen three times, and my debit card once.  My debit card was victim to ATM skimming.  The perp bought $170 worth of McDonald's and $50 at a hair salon.  That one made me laugh actually.  How do you spend that much at McDonald's?

Dinner and $150 worth of gift cards.

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Re: So, I was robbed yesterday . . .
« Reply #58 on: January 31, 2019, 09:47:20 AM »
I've had my credit card number stolen three times, and my debit card once.  My debit card was victim to ATM skimming.  The perp bought $170 worth of McDonald's and $50 at a hair salon.  That one made me laugh actually.  How do you spend that much at McDonald's?

Dinner and $150 worth of gift cards.
ahhh...... that might make sense.  Question: IF someone buys a bunch of gift cards with a stolen credit card, can the retailer go back and void those gift cards? Seems that would be important loss-prevention security step.

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Re: So, I was robbed yesterday . . .
« Reply #59 on: February 01, 2019, 12:24:03 PM »
Do you use Venmo or Zelle or some version of those services?  Maybe they changed the email address associated with the account, and then just sent themselves the money from your account?  I am pulling ideas out of my a$$, obviously.  But maybe?

Nope.


My bank has refunded the money and sent me a new card.  Still doesn't really sit well with me.

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Re: So, I was robbed yesterday . . .
« Reply #60 on: February 02, 2019, 10:24:53 AM »
May not be related to what happened to you @GuitarStv but this article I came across this morning https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/mbzvxv/criminals-hackers-ss7-uk-banks-metro-bank is about a hack that targets a messaging vulnerability being exploited to drain money from bank accounts globally.  Says Europe is particularly at risk and "that American banks seem to be less impacted."  Not sure where that leaves Canadian banks of it it could apply to your situation.  But I figured you and the others would like to read it through as an FYI if nothing else.

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Re: So, I was robbed yesterday . . .
« Reply #61 on: February 02, 2019, 01:40:54 PM »
Not me, I'm cell phone free fortunately.  Thanks for the info though . . .