When was the last time you changed your passwords on all your accounts??
STOP what you are doing or planning on doing and go change your passwords on your email accounts, bank accounts and if you have an Ebay account & Paypal account....and any others where you haven't changed them the last six month.
Between last night checking in on Ebay at around 11pm and my first log in today at 8am, (less than 10 hrs.) I had been HACKED big time! I could not get into My Ebay account using my standard password. I had to call them and they gave me a new temporary password. (I have to admit that it had been a long time since I changed my password and it did have letters & numbers in it and was 8 digits long.)
When I logged into Ebay using the temporary password, there were 177 messages and 233 BIG PRICE TICKET ITEMS & listings that were not mine and over $300 worth of fees. The Ebay person on the phone was very helpful and actually listened to me, and agreed that I had been hacked by a 3rd party. She was able to remove the listings that were not mine, cancel the messages, and remove the fees. She even called me back in 30 minutes to confirm that the items had been removed.
There's no way to find out how this person got my password, as I am very careful about fraudulent emails, internet sites, etc., have good spyware & virus ware and my computer is scanned every 24 hrs.
Since the hackers are out there and let me assure you, they are.....then the only thing we can do is consistently change our passwords every month and stay away from unknown sites, especially "freebies", videos and music downloads!
So......as Nike's commercials used to say........."JUST DO IT". I hope by posting this message today, that it will save at least one person the headache of being hacked! It's just not fun! I'm thankful that no personal information was obtained or hacked.