Thursday, March 11, 2010

All my accounts have been hacked

Hi all.....Sometimes I really hate the cyber world, yesterday I was invaded by someone, I assume through my facebook account...they proceeded to get into my email account and completely brought me to my knees. They went so far as to start making harrasing calls to my work # (which was in my email signature)(another thing I have removed)and actually implied that they wanted to extort funds for returning my account to me, by giving me the password....It made me ill!!

They sent out a mass email stating that I was in Europe and in need of money, after being mugged and held at gunpoint...as you can imagine this created panic in some folks who are not wise to these internet schemes.

I was able to retrieve my email, however there were some innapropriate posts on here (now removed) if anyone was offended I apologize, I assure you that it was NOT me...I have decided to remove bizeefingers, and will start another blog later today or tomorrow.....

My advice.....change your passwords often, make then obscure enough that they are not figured out easily (even though mine was obscure, they got it)...do not link your email accounts together (a new lesson for me).... Use different passwords on all accounts (another lesson learned).I was lucky enough to get to my banking websites before they did...I had been having statements emailed, not anymore...going back to good old fashioned paper!! If you are a facebook user...screen your friends carefully and ask questions of those your're not sure of...confirm they really did know you in school etc...

And if you are infiltrated...report it!! call your local police dept, most have an internet fraud division.

Please be careful out there, it just stinks that these "geniuses" do not use their talent for greater good!!

Its been fun having this blog and sharing photos of my stitching...I'll return...they wont keep me down!

3 comments:

Carolyn NC said...

Wow Karen, so sorry to hear this! Glad you were able to get it all straight. :)

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

So sorry you went through all this.
Glad you were able to take care of it.

Please make sure we know where you start posting again.

Daniela said...

I leaved one comment on previous post after received your mail. So sorry.Kisses, Daniela

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