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No One Is Exempt

By Carol

MY PAYPAL ACCOUNT WAS HIT FOR OVER 13,000.00 IN ONE DAY, THEY ACTUALLY WENT TO MY BANK. ALL THESE PURCHASES WERE MADE AT EBAY VIA MY PAYPAL ACCOUNT; ALL THESE PURCHASES WERE MADE IN ONE DAY BY SOMEONE IN THE NETHERLANDS USING MY PAYPAL ACCOUNT. EBAY TOLD ME THAT MY INFORMATION MUST HAVE BEEN COMPROMISED FROM AN OUTSIDE SOURCE; IF THAT WAS THE CASE WHY DID THIS PERSON ONLY SHOP AT EBAY WITH MY ACCOUNT? THIS IS DEFINITELY FRAUD! EBAY STYLE.

I IMMEDIATELY WENT TO THE BANK WHEN I HAD RECEIVED THE EMAIL SHOWING THE PURCHASES (I’M SURE ALL OF YOU KNOW HOW EBAY GREETS YOU WITH A CONFIRM MESSAGE OF “CONGRADULATIONS YOU WON THE BID!, OR CONGRADULATIONS YOU ARE THE PURCHASER OF THIS ITEM!) WELL I NEVER RECEIVED ONE EMAIL OF SUCH, FURTHER MORE I NEVER WENT TO PAYPAL TO PROCEED WITH COMPLETING THE PURCHASE; BUT SOMEONE DID! WHILE AT THE BANK, THE TELLER WAS ON THE PHONE WITH CUSTOMER SERVICE AT PAYPAL; THEY ACKNOLEGED THEY STOPPED THE ONE PAYMENT THIS PERSON DEBITED OUT OF MY ACCOUNT IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,777.20, THEY SAID THEY NOTIFIED THE SELLER THIS WAS FRADULENT PURCHASE AND TOLD THE TELLER THEY GOT MY MONEY BACK; THAT MUCH OF IT ANY WAY.

STILL WHILE STANDING/TELLER TALKING ANOTHER PAYMENT HITS ON HER MONITOR FOR $500.00 FROM EBAY, AND HER ON THE PHONE WITH THEM (TOO MUCH GUALL FOR ME); ALL TOTAL HIT FOR THAT DAY FROM EBAY EQUALED TO $13,750.19, AND THIS PURCHASER HAD AN ALTERNATIVE BACK UP ACCOUNT THEY LISTED WHEN THEY MADE THIS PURCHASE, IT WAS MY DISCOVER CARD WHICH I HAVE NEVER USED!

I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW EBAY THINKS MY INFO WAS COMPROMISED ELSEWHERE, WHEN THEY WERE THE ONES WHO HAD ACCESS TO IT AND NO OTHER PURCHASES WERE MADE ANY WHERE BUT EBAY. THEY DID NOT SENT ME A WINNER/BUYER CONFIRMATION, NOR DID I GO TO PAYPAL AND PAY FOR THESE ITEMS. ALL OF THESE ITEMS WERE PRICEY JEWELRY. THE LARGEST PURCHASE I EVER MADE ON EBAY FOR FOR $189.00, AND I MADE AT THE VERY MOST 9 PURCHASES FROM EBAY IN THE PAST 7 YEARS. HOW IS IT THAT EBAY ALLOWED THIS AND A FLAG WAS NEVER SENT UP?

THEY ALSO FROZE MY ACCOUNT AT MY REQUEST AND THE BANKS; BY THE NEXT DAY THEY SENT ME AN EMAIL SAYING I COULD ACCESS MY ACCOUNT NOW, IT WAS NO LONGER FROZEN. THOSE DAMN CLOWNS DIDN’T FREEZE IT! IT DID! THEN THEY TURNED AROUND AND UNFREEZE IT THE NEXT DAY. THIS IS TOO FAR CRAZY WHEN YOU THINK IT CAN’T HAPPEN TO YOU, BUT IT DOES, NO ONE IS EXEMPT. TIL MY DYING DAY I WILL NEVER USE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT AGAIN! I WILL GET A LAWYER, I HAVE CLOSED ALL BANK/CREDIT CARD ACCOUNTS, I HAVE GONE TO THE POLICE AND FILED A REPORT, AND AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED THIS IS BY NO MEANS OVER. ALL THIS HAPPENS, AND YOU’RE IN BED ASLEEP WHILE PAYPAL ALLOWS SHOPPING SPREES AT YOUR EXPENSE.

ALSO THE FOLLOWING DAY I RECIEVED PHONE CALL AFTER PHONE CALL FROM SOMEĀ  HALF WIT CLAIMING THEY WERE FROM EBAY AND NEEDED TO ACCESS MY ACCOUNT TO TRANSFER FUNDS TO TWO DIFFERENT BANKS IN AUSTRIA AND GERMANY; TRUTH BE KNOWN, IT PROBABLY WAS EBAY. WHO KNOWS??? THEY HAD MY PHONE NUMBER, STREET ADDRESS AND SO ON .. THE NERVE THAT THEY JUST UNFROZE MY ACCOUNT WHEN I DEMANDED THEY FREEZE IT PERMANENTLY!

Posted: May 8, 2012 at 7:30 am


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