Has Paypal been hacked?

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Just tried to go to paypal and I am being redirected to

https://www.paypal.com/ro

Romania.

Does anyone else get this? I show nothing in my virus scan and I've erased all cookies.

Is this just advertising from Paypal for a new country? Afraid to enter my password now.
#hacked #paypal
  • Profile picture of the author TiffLee
    Originally Posted by aromasuccess View Post

    Just tried to go to paypal and I am being redirected to

    https://www.paypal.com/ro

    Romania.

    Does anyone else get this? I show nothing in my virus scan and I've erased all cookies.

    Is this just advertising from Paypal for a new country? Afraid to enter my password now.
    Everything looks fine for me...
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  • Profile picture of the author brendan9971
    na paypal seems fine to me..
    i would say it safe. but wait for someone else opinion.
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    • Profile picture of the author gmcdonald
      Originally Posted by brendan9971 View Post

      na paypal seems fine to me..
      i would say it safe. but wait for someone else opinion.
      I'm not noticing anything different.
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      • Profile picture of the author azmanar
        Hi,

        Check the plugins and add-ons in FireFox.

        Disable all of them and see whether you still go to /ro. Could be it.

        If it still does, then get this small software called MalwareBytes Anti-Malware.

        Do a scan.
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  • Profile picture of the author Angela V. Edwards
    Originally Posted by aromasuccess View Post

    Just tried to go to paypal and I am being redirected to

    https://www.paypal.com/ro

    Romania.

    Does anyone else get this? I show nothing in my virus scan and I've erased all cookies.

    Is this just advertising from Paypal for a new country? Afraid to enter my password now.
    Perhaps it's something inside of YOUR computer. Do you have a good antivirus program on it?
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  • Profile picture of the author thegabrieljibril
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnnyC123
      Looks fine to me! Perhaps it is time for you to run some virus scans and clean cache etc?
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  • Profile picture of the author online12793
    Go to filehippo.com and download the free virus software to scan your computer.
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  • Profile picture of the author aromasuccess
    I'm running a second scan.

    Also I notice when I go to Paypal in IE it resolves just fine. The problem looks to be only in Firefox.
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  • Profile picture of the author 04Fire
    I just logged in and it worked well for me. The cell phone app is working too.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ben Armstrong
      I've been having all kinds of trouble with paypal recently. I haven't been redirected to another countries page but almost every time I make a payment I get these annoying security checks where they make me change my password and at one stage even restricted my account until I did a credit card verification. I'm getting extremely annoyed.
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      • Profile picture of the author jenniferlne
        Originally Posted by Ben Armstrong View Post

        I've been having all kinds of trouble with paypal recently. I haven't been redirected to another countries page but almost every time I make a payment I get these annoying security checks where they make me change my password and at one stage even restricted my account until I did a credit card verification. I'm getting extremely annoyed.
        I have to agree. It won't let me pay for a WSO, so I don't get to be apart of it... This is so frustrating.
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  • Profile picture of the author MatthewCrump
    My paypal seems to be going to www.paypal.com/ro aswell very weird
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    • Profile picture of the author aromasuccess
      Originally Posted by MatthewCrump View Post

      My paypal seems to be going to www.paypal.com/ro aswell very weird

      Matthew, what browser are you using? Are you in Firefox?
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      • Profile picture of the author MatthewCrump
        Originally Posted by aromasuccess View Post

        Matthew, what browser are you using? Are you in Firefox?
        Nope aromasuccess IE mate
        Currently doing a scan of my whole system
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  • Profile picture of the author blillard
    Looking Good On my end as well I would Look at your browser or internet connection. maybe it slowing up a little.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rus Sells
    This sounds like a typical browser hyjack. Find Hyjackthis, just search it. Its free and extensive. Post your findings on their forums and EXPERIENCED people will help you fix any problems they find.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Whisonant
    Check your browsers language settings and see if maybe that got changed. PayPal may be looking at that setting to determine what page to show.

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    • Profile picture of the author MatthewCrump
      Originally Posted by Rob Whisonant View Post

      Check your browsers language settings and see if maybe that got changed. PayPal may be looking at that setting to determine what page to show.

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      Rob i looked all on english mate it really weird i changed it on paypal site and directs to my paypal.com/au site like it meant to but still a bit worried to use it incase my account gets hacked etc

      -Matthew
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  • Profile picture of the author AverageGuy
    did you use proxy? looke like your proxy is from ro.


    david
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  • Profile picture of the author MatthewCrump
    Proxy ??? as in Proxy server no it should be from Australia
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    • Profile picture of the author King Louie
      Paypal redirects to your country-specific page. I type www,paypal.com and it goes to www,paypal.com/ph. It's perfectly normal.
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      • Profile picture of the author MatthewCrump
        Originally Posted by Content Winner View Post

        Paypal redirects to your country-specific page. I type www,paypal.com and it goes to www,paypal.com/ph. It's perfectly normal.
        i know i live in australia though mine was redirecting to www.paypal.com/ro not www.paypal.com/au like it meant to it is now but i'm still worried why i am doing a full system scan incase of a virus etc

        -Matthew
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  • Profile picture of the author lilc800
    Paypal is fine for me.. I think he would take some serious hacking to take them down..
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    • Profile picture of the author MatthewCrump
      Originally Posted by lilc800 View Post

      Paypal is fine for me.. I think he would take some serious hacking to take them down..
      Yeah i know but you can never be to Careful
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  • Profile picture of the author aromasuccess
    My language is english as well. I'm in the U.S. but was still redirected to /ro.

    I just switched it back to the U.S. using Paypal's drop down menu. I'll see how long it holds. I last logged in a couple of days ago -- no problems. This all just seemed to start today/tonight.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dylan K
    This typically happens when you buy a product from someone in that country.

    Nothing to worry about.
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    • Profile picture of the author aromasuccess
      Originally Posted by hoot33 View Post

      This typically happens when you buy a product from someone in that country.

      Nothing to worry about.

      That's interesting hoot. This may be the case. I did attempt to purchase a product in Euros a couple of days ago. Never went through with it, but its quite possible that was it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamie Charles
    PayPal has been all kinds of weird for me lately.

    The main page with payments received and sent has had a weird glitch where the same event is repeated on multiple lines.

    I've had recurring customers charged twice in the same month, being reported as "Skipped Payments".

    My recurring billing agreement being canceled for no reason multiple times.

    On top of it, their support is useless.

    PayPal is a fantastic service when working, but lately its been a trying experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author coolidge
    My payal is fine. You should get a virus software from zonealarm like Internet security suite. I've been using it for years. Many financial institutions use it and trust it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Moreno
    this just started happening to me the past few days - i get redirected to paypal.com/ro too

    if anything i am overly cautious about security etc... cleared history, bookmarks, cookies, and cache - still redirects to ro page???
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  • Profile picture of the author g36
    It's easy, clear your browser history, caches, and cookies. Try to go to paypal now. I bet it's no longer redirecting to another country.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jay Moreno
      Originally Posted by g36 View Post

      It's easy, clear your browser history, caches, and cookies. Try to go to paypal now. I bet it's no longer redirecting to another country.
      Cheers I already did that - I'm not too concerned as the green ssl cert is still paypal just weird

      @designtoconvert yeah that's what I am doing and it auto redirects

      @chris I'll try and do that will figure it out in the morning as it seems I'm not alone with this issue thanks for the advice - I have a direct number too for paypal I'll have to dig that out

      @mike I use and develop code that uses geo tech too and i know my ip is showing correct country against maxmind - like you said it could be their side having a couple of issues a blip in the matrix lol

      Am a web developer and a bit of a techie so am pretty familiar with caching, cookies, proxies etc just very bizarre
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
    Same thing is happening with ClickBank. Wherever they are getting their GEO data from (I think it's called that) is the problem. This is so they can redirect to your own countries currency when you go to buy something. Nothing to worry about, just make sure you change the currency before you buy something
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  • Profile picture of the author jaiganeshv
    BTW, make sure you never share your paypal login or other info to any suspicious emails or sites that don't look like paypal's

    Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author design2convert
    Originally Posted by aromasuccess View Post

    Just tried to go to paypal and I am being redirected to

    https://www.paypal.com/ro

    Romania.

    Does anyone else get this? I show nothing in my virus scan and I've erased all cookies.

    Is this just advertising from Paypal for a new country? Afraid to enter my password now.

    Working fine here with me too. You should go simply www.paypal.com
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Cole
    Have you tried contacting Paypal to see what their opinion of this is? - You could also take a screenshot of this and have it as evidence to provide to them.

    They will have a dept that deals with this all of the time and they might already be aware if there are any issues to worry about.

    Also go get the malwarebytes and do a full scan!
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