They Hacked into my paypal today and transferred money. Is it too late and irreversible?

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To make long story short, i recently sold some sites and logged in to my paypal account a while ago and found that I only had .44cents remaining when i was suppose to have like $120.

Some one hacked into my account and did a transfer to their bank. Is it too late already? What can I do? Please advice.




LUIS
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  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    Call PayPal right away and start talking.

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  • Profile picture of the author MassiveMarketer
    Have you tried contacting PayPal and telling them your concern? If somebody hacked your account, weren't you notified that a new bank was added to your PayPal acct?

    I think the best people to talk to on how to get your money back or what other things you could is PayPal customer service.
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    • Profile picture of the author LuisEAvila
      Originally Posted by MassiveMarketer View Post

      Have you tried contacting PayPal and telling them your concern? If somebody hacked your account, weren't you notified that a new bank was added to your PayPal acct?

      I think the best people to talk to on how to get your money back or what other things you could is PayPal customer service.
      I hardly ever check my email so if they did then I must have missed it. This just happend today so i will call them right away.
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      • Profile picture of the author LuisEAvila
        I can't even remove the bank account number that the hacker added. It says that I can remove it once the transfer is complete. Its some bank called METABANK.
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        • Profile picture of the author LuisEAvila
          I guess I caught it on time because i went through the whole unauthorized transaction thing and the transfer was reversed. I guess it's because the transfer was still pending. Also, i checked my email and didn't find anything that said a new bank account was added.
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          • Profile picture of the author Rich Struck
            Originally Posted by wicho696 View Post

            I guess I caught it on time because i went through the whole unauthorized transaction thing and the transfer was reversed. I guess it's because the transfer was still pending. Also, i checked my email and didn't find anything that said a new bank account was added.
            I hope you've changed your password too.
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            • Profile picture of the author LuisEAvila
              Originally Posted by Rich Struck View Post

              I hope you've changed your password too.
              yes, they sent me to the page where you change your password and i tried to put in a really hard password. Come to thing of it, i better write it down somewhere.
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    • Profile picture of the author David Hooper
      A good reminder to get one of those keys with the randomly generated numbers...

      https://www.paypal.com/securitykey for more info.
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  • Profile picture of the author timpears
    This happened to me a few years ago. Cleaned me out for about $3,500 to buy a Rolex on Ebay. Took a little time to process it, but PayPal made it good with the help of my bank. All I had to do was to call them and let them know that it was not me.

    PayPal has a crew of 200 (at that time) to handle nothing but fraud. I am sure that in the last seven years it has grown larger than that. They are used to this kind of stuff, so you should be ok. I am sure that they have the IP address on file of the person that did it. They can find where it came from. You are just going to have to wait for your money for a few days.

    Good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author LuisEAvila
      Originally Posted by timpears View Post

      This happened to me a few years ago. Cleaned me out for about $3,500 to buy a Rolex on Ebay. Took a little time to process it, but PayPal made it good with the help of my bank. All I had to do was to call them and let them know that it was not me.

      PayPal has a crew of 200 (at that time) to handle nothing but fraud. I am sure that in the last seven years it has grown larger than that. They are used to this kind of stuff, so you should be ok. I am sure that they have the IP address on file of the person that did it. They can find where it came from. You are just going to have to wait for your money for a few days.

      Good luck.
      Actually the reversal on the unauthorized transfer was done right after I filed the claim. The money is now showing in my paypal account.
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  • Profile picture of the author wcmylife
    Glad you managed to get your money back.....
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  • Profile picture of the author LondonPaladin
    Ya. Paypal takes fraud really seriously. They have been involved in some class action suits and nobody wants to go through that twice.
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  • Profile picture of the author hayden459
    Its not a good thing to hear that someone hacked your paypal account. If you have not get you funds back then you must call paypal right now and tell them the whole story and also provide them all of your proofs just to ensure that the account which was hacked is yours.
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  • Profile picture of the author Deepak Media
    Paypal always takes care of it's customers when you lose money due to security flaws. Most of the time the transaction can be reversed if it's not too late like a week or so. Be careful henceforth. Never save paypal passwords in browser or any other passwords storing software. Always type in.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    Glad to hear you got your money back.

    If you haven't done so already, you may want to change your passwords at the other sites you use as well. Start with any place you have the same password as the one you had at PayPal, then go on to any that are a variation of, or similar to, your PayPal password.

    Double check any accounts that are attached to PayPal to make sure there are no other problems. Many financial companies also offer security keys, so enable those where possible.

    Assume the worst and hope for the best.

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  • Profile picture of the author TheDebtEliminator
    Here is my two cents.

    The PayPal service is for you to have a random number and use a is only a five dollar one-time charge.

    Well worth it in my opinion, just like buying insurance on anything else, hope you never need it ... but if you do, they got you covered.

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