HELP HELP Someone HACK my Skype Account Recharged with Paypal...

Profile picture of the author David_Thompson by
Ok here's the story guys just came home and tried to login to skype
didn't get in, I notice in my paypal account I had a couple recharged
emails which was weird because I wasn't home and I don't have the
recharged setup...

Now I can't get in to my skype account and I just managed to cancel
the subscription in paypal...

Anyone every had that happened your skype being hacked?

--David
#internet marketing #account #hack #paypal #recharged #skype

  • Profile picture of the author David_Thompson
    This is crazy people like us that use skype for personal and business
    it is frightening it's so easy to take control over your account and the
    worst part is skype is dragging they tail on it...

    Can anyone help me with this plz. - Skype Community

    hacked skype - Skype Community

    stolen password - Skype Community

    Another Hacked Account! - Skype Community

    Nearly all these haven't been fix yet and as you guys can see
    it takes skype a helluva long time to sort shit out...

    Check your account today guys...

    --David
  • Profile picture of the author SaSeoPete
    Did you maybe go to an internet cafe and leave it logged in by mistake?
  • Profile picture of the author MLD1985
    Well... this happened to me a little while back, luckily nothing happened to my paypal. My account was hacked I guess password changed, I didn't do it. All I ever did was use skype for gaming, yeah gaming.. but none the less someone took the time to steal the account, pretty ridiculous.
  • Profile picture of the author David_Thompson
    Originally Posted by SaSeoPete View Post

    Did you maybe go to an internet cafe and leave it logged in by mistake?
    Never do that, either I'm on my laptop or home desktop...

    The crazy part is I'm not alone in this guys it seems to go in waves
    like a batch process a few hundreds at a time or more every so often...

    If there is a security issue then skype needs to sort this out...

    --David
  • Profile picture of the author VirtualOfficeManila
    Yeah! you're right. Skype should sort it out. But have you tried to change your password in skype. Maybe, it can do the trick. I have my skype account and so far,I didn't experience problem.
  • Profile picture of the author David_Thompson
    Originally Posted by VirtualOfficeManila View Post

    Yeah! you're right. Skype should sort it out. But have you tried to change your password in skype. Maybe, it can do the trick. I have my skype account and so far,I didn't experience problem.
    Dude my account was hijacked, hacked, password and email changed, money drawn from my paypal account and it was a good thing I just moved a lot of cash from them to my bank otherwise they would have been doing the recharged thing over and over so far I have 20 I think recharged failed email from paypal...

    But I closed the subscription from paypal so it doesn't matter what they do they can't get into there so I know it is a skype issue and not from paypal...

    Yes I did try changing my password put username and email don't match so the token will not reset...

    --David
  • Profile picture of the author Richelo Killian
    David,

    Had this happen to me middle of last year sometime. They took me for about $150.

    Contacted what Skype calls support, and never even heard back from them.

    Opened a dispute on PayPal... Well, as eBay owns Skype and PayPal, guess what happened..... ;-) You guessed it, NOTHING. The dispute was closed with something like it's your own fault.

    I allready had a second Skype account. I just made SURE the PayPal connection was cancelled, and now just use that.

    Never got the money or the old account back.

    eBay/Skype/PayPal is turning into another nightmare monolpoly that does whatever the hell they want, and gets away with it. JOY!
  • Profile picture of the author Writing Pete
    Wow, that's some scary stuff - sorry it happened to you! Thanks for alerting us to this.

    I'll be changing my password today, but it looks like something is wrong on Skype's end.
  • Profile picture of the author yollyp
    Oh my goodness. I thought this is safe. what's happening? And your dispute ticket just fall from deaf ears? very scary.
  • Profile picture of the author David_Thompson
    I couldn't even file a complaint about the transaction paypal system
    just would let me do it for some damm reason...

    So I sent an email to the billing@skype.com and today someone emailed
    me about the issue so it seems they are working on it...

    It is a security issue on there end that is the cause because once
    I turn subscription the auto charged stop...

    --David
  • Profile picture of the author creative producer
    Originally Posted by Richelo Killian View Post

    David,

    Had this happen to me middle of last year sometime. They took me for about $150.

    Contacted what Skype calls support, and never even heard back from them.

    Opened a dispute on PayPal... Well, as eBay owns Skype and PayPal, guess what happened..... ;-) You guessed it, NOTHING. The dispute was closed with something like it's your own fault.

    I allready had a second Skype account. I just made SURE the PayPal connection was cancelled, and now just use that.

    Never got the money or the old account back.

    eBay/Skype/PayPal is turning into another nightmare monolpoly that does whatever the hell they want, and gets away with it. JOY!
    Wow, Richelo, I had no idea eBay also owned Skype. That is fascinating. The Skype product itself is fantastic. The support on Skype is nearly non-existent. Yet, I have had great service at Paypal and have heard good things about eBay's customer service. I am also having a challenge with my Skype account right now and am getting nowhere so far, with customer service. I am stunned they would risk their reputation this way. I have been looking for alternatives to Skype without success. Is there anything we can do as a group of marketers with a potentially large audience to get their attention?
    -CP
  • Profile picture of the author kazakhan
    Originally Posted by creative producer View Post

    I am stunned they would risk their reputation this way...
    Is there anything we can do as a group of marketers with a potentially large audience to get their attention?
    Now that's funny
    Originally Posted by creative producer View Post

    I have been looking for alternatives to Skype without success.
    I'm suprised more people don't use voip.
  • Profile picture of the author David_Thompson
    Gizmo project is another great tool and from my test a lot better sound
    quality than skype but they don't use paypal...It seems paypal cut them
    off because they were competing with skype which ebay owns...

    Seriously think to start using them again gizomproject.com can't even remember why I stop...ohh yeah it's because I couldn't add callout
    they coun't use paypal anymore dammit...

    --David
  • Profile picture of the author creative producer
    Originally Posted by David_Thompson View Post

    I couldn't even file a complaint about the transaction paypal system
    just would let me do it for some damm reason...

    So I sent an email to the billing@skype.com and today someone emailed
    me about the issue so it seems they are working on it...

    It is a security issue on there end that is the cause because once
    I turn subscription the auto charged stop...

    --David
    David, I am also having an issue with Skype. Mine is that in 2007, I got a skype in number so one of my relatives that was traveling abroad could call me from a landline in country without having to pay (I'm in the US). While she was traveling it worked just great. Lifesaver for both of us. I was a raving fan.

    Recently, I had a need to use that service again. I checked my account and the number was gone. No explanation, nothing. Now, it could be that the number simply expired. If so, fine, just tell me. As it is, I am left not knowing what happened and am now on my 2nd support request.

    Their support request replies have all been automatic suggesting I check their knowledge base. The m.o. is they wait 24 hours to send the automatic reply, then the reply says it may take another 48 hours to respond. When they respond, its with another automatic reply! Ha!

    I was amazed to learn from Richelo above that eBay owns skype (guess I've been under a rock). Is there anything we can do collectively to get some response from them? If not, has anyone found a better alternative to Skype? What are you using instead now that you've canceled your account?

    Thanks, David, for raising this issue here. It never occurred to me to do so. Another benefit of the Warrior Forum! Thanks,-CP
  • Profile picture of the author David_Thompson
    Ok guys here is an alternative it's called Gizmo5 as I said before
    it does have good sound quality but it's been well over 10 months
    since I've played with it...

    It uses Google checkout and Moneybookers as their main payment
    providers...

    As for skype and it's issues I guess if we do a viral campaign
    social media kind of thing I believe we can force them to do
    something about this and the horrible support they provide.

    All we want to do is make people aware and that would spin
    out of control, which will force them to do something about
    the major security issues and people creditcards...

    I really don't know guys I'm all ears so give your feedback...

    --David


    Originally Posted by creative producer View Post

    David, I am also having an issue with Skype. Mine is that in 2007, I got a skype in number so one of my relatives that was traveling abroad could call me from a landline in country without having to pay (I'm in the US). While she was traveling it worked just great. Lifesaver for both of us. I was a raving fan.

    Recently, I had a need to use that service again. I checked my account and the number was gone. No explanation, nothing. Now, it could be that the number simply expired. If so, fine, just tell me. As it is, I am left not knowing what happened and am now on my 2nd support request.

    Their support request replies have all been automatic suggesting I check their knowledge base. The m.o. is they wait 24 hours to send the automatic reply, then the reply says it may take another 48 hours to respond. When they respond, its with another automatic reply! Ha!

    I was amazed to learn from Richelo above that eBay owns skype (guess I've been under a rock). Is there anything we can do collectively to get some response from them? If not, has anyone found a better alternative to Skype? What are you using instead now that you've canceled your account?

    Thanks, David, for raising this issue here. It never occurred to me to do so. Another benefit of the Warrior Forum! Thanks,-CP
  • Profile picture of the author creative producer
    Originally Posted by David_Thompson View Post

    Ok guys here is an alternative it's called Gizmo5 as I said before
    it does have good sound quality but it's been well over 10 months
    since I've played with it...

    It uses Google checkout and Moneybookers as their main payment
    providers...

    As for skype and it's issues I guess if we do a viral campaign
    social media kind of thing I believe we can force them to do
    something about this and the horrible support they provide.

    All we want to do is make people aware and that would spin
    out of control, which will force them to do something about
    the major security issues and people creditcards...

    I really don't know guys I'm all ears so give your feedback...

    --David
    Thanks, I'll check out Gizmo5. How about google voice? Anyone here use that?

    I'm interested in seeing what kind of impact we can have as a group. For instance, I know that some im teachers strongly recommend Skype to their students. Skype gets tons of new customers they wouldn't ordinarily have.

    Yes, let's discuss some ideas. At the very least, it would be an interesting experiment...
  • Profile picture of the author creative producer
    Originally Posted by creative producer View Post

    Thanks, I'll check out Gizmo5. How about google voice? Anyone here use that?
    Sorry, I meant gmail voice and video chat:
    About voice and video chat - Gmail Help

    Anyone used it? Thanks, -CP
  • Profile picture of the author creative producer
    David, Don't mean to hijack the thread, (I will move it to a new thread if you prefer) but the alternative list is growing.

    Gizmo5
    Gizmo5 - Make free internet calls from your mobile phone and computer - Home

    Gmail chat
    Gmail voice and video chat

    Here's a possible 3rd:
    Google talk (pc to pc voice)
    Google Talk - Chat online and make free internet calls

    This helps me a lot. Hope its helpful to others. I'd love to hear about more.

    Thanks, David, for empowering this consumer (and producer) to stop takin' it lying down, so to speak. Rather than spending another 48 hours being frustrated, waiting for Skype to get back to me, I am excited about testing 3 other possible alternatives!-CP
  • Profile picture of the author David_Thompson
    Let me tell you guys one time if you're going to use
    google stuff forget it sound quality not good compare
    to gizmo, skype even yahoo messenger...

    --David


    Originally Posted by creative producer View Post

    David, Don't mean to hijack the thread, (I will move it to a new thread if you prefer) but the alternative list is growing.

    Gizmo5
    Gizmo5 - Make free internet calls from your mobile phone and computer - Home

    Gmail chat
    Gmail voice and video chat

    Here's a possible 3rd:
    Google talk (pc to pc voice)
    Google Talk - Chat online and make free internet calls

    This helps me a lot. Hope its helpful to others. I'd love to hear about more.

    Thanks, David, for empowering this consumer (and producer) to stop takin' it lying down, so to speak. Rather than spending another 48 hours being frustrated, waiting for Skype to get back to me, I am excited about testing 3 other possible alternatives!-CP
  • Profile picture of the author Eric Stanley
    Hey,

    About a month ago, a hacker charged my paypal account over 300 euros and the billing had been to "Skype". I didn't even have a skype account at the time so obviously it was bogus. The hackers were spoofing the email as skype and hit my account (im assuming its paypal's problem on their backend as I never click on anything in email and am top notch about phishing crap). Long story short, the account was compromised and I was credited back the stolen funds.

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