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25 October 2007 @ 10:46 am
Oh yeah, it's confirmed...  
I finally got them to let me change the password on my hotmail and I get in and not only
do I have a LOT less mail that I would have if I had been away for two days, but my name is now Britney and I was born in 1980 and live in Oklahoma. I apparently have also won item after item on eBay. Expensive items.

She damn well BETTER live in Oklahoma, because if I ever meet the person who did this, they're going to need an emergency dental visit!

EDIT: Apparently this is where the eBay items are supposed to be shipped...

> >Name: Adeyemi Sunday
> > >Address: Number 10,Fajuyi Avenue
> > >City: Ado-Ekiti,
> > >State:Ekiti State
> > >Country: Nigeria
> > >Zip Code: 20001
> > >Tel: +2348072405434

Anyone know what I do now?
Current Mood: angryangry
Vocabulary/Back Scritches: kitty oh noz!spazzychic on October 25th, 2007 08:37 pm (UTC)

Uh yeah. :P Hopefully you didn't have a paypal account attached or anything.

Contact Ebay, explain what happened so that there aren't any reprocussions from that end.

Send a box of ravenous weasels to Nigeria.
Fritters: TT Jynx I have issues by writerz_blocfritters on October 25th, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
Hopefully you didn't have a paypal account attached or anything.

Actually both paypal and amazon were on there and have credit card info. But I went and changed the password on both and neither had recent activity.

Contact Ebay, explain what happened so that there aren't any reprocussions from that end.

I have, but no reply yet.

And you're right. With a physical address I can send something nasty. Does the postal service check for raw meat? Do you know anyone with access to anthrax?? (not the band)

Nice use of icon, BTW.
Bread and Jam for Kate: Idiot Prooftwisterfairy on October 25th, 2007 09:43 pm (UTC)
I got my eBay account hacked a few months back as well, and some things were bid on. The first thing to do is speak to your credit card company and stop payment on whatever the items are. Then contact the seller and let them know so they don't send off an item they'll never get money for. the eBay people should take care of the rest. When this happened to me, Paypal noticed it within 2 days and froze my account until I could make a confirmation phone call and secure the account. Good luck with punching Britney's teeth in.
Fritters: Head smashie by rainecloudfritters on October 25th, 2007 09:55 pm (UTC)
I don't think any paypalness occurred. EBay hasn't responded yet, I'm mainly worried about the rating there. I can't log in to eBay or I'd contact people. You'd think non-payment and a shipping address in Nigeria would tip them off, though, don't you think?
Bread and Jam for Katetwisterfairy on October 29th, 2007 07:02 pm (UTC)
It ought to be a dead giveaway. I think you should mail rotten eggs or possibly poop to that address. Also it is beyond the pale that this character actually emailed and confessed/threatened hacking. I can't even believe someone that stupid exists. Seriously? Who does that?
Egregiously Mislabeled Taxidriver: KippieKiYay(dianora2)brendo on October 25th, 2007 11:29 pm (UTC)

Anyone know what I do now?

Give the Israelis the address and tell them there's a nuclear reactor there. ^_^

Seriously, did you SEE those before and after photos? They turned that Syrian reactor into a pothole!
Matthew B. Tepperasimovberlioz on October 25th, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
This isn't going to help you at the moment, but I feel that it just might be a good thing to cut Nigeria off from the internet for a period of a year, in order to encourage law enforcement officials there to stop taking bribes and clean up the fraudsters once and for all.
Fritters: TT Jynx I have issues by writerz_blocfritters on October 25th, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, man, that would rock.

Honestly, I'm at the point that I (mistakenly??) believe that every damn person in Nigeria is a fu***ad out to screw you as hard as they can. I'd be up for nuking the whole damn country right now if it wasn't that the radiation would drift.
postrophe on October 26th, 2007 12:49 am (UTC)
I'd say daisycutters, but even the ordinary dust would still be nasty...
Lonewulflonewulf on October 26th, 2007 06:20 am (UTC)
How 'bout...
the daisycutters, followed by an air fuel bomb?
Fritters: Lenore Fishies-Roman Dirge and Frittersfritters on October 26th, 2007 12:47 pm (UTC)
The shipping would kill me. I'm still leaning toward Dead Fish.
Jezicon_make_icons on October 26th, 2007 04:05 am (UTC)
Since everyone else has seemed to cover all the ebay/paypal/credit card stuff...go check all your other accounts connected to that email and change your password, because they could get into it and change the password so you can't get into things.
And if they hack into it again I would suggest that you get a new email, send off one last message from your hacked account to everyone in your address book about the change, and delete the account--hotmail has an option for this. And maybe get yahoo or gmail next time, hotmail has a lot of issues.

I have someone using my email for eBay, so I keep getting notifications of things. The thing is, I don't have an ebay account with that email...but this person also can't do anything without my confirmations, which I am not giving them. So they sort of screwed themself by using my email because they can't do anything with it and can't get any credit card info out of it even.
Frittersfritters on October 26th, 2007 05:58 am (UTC)
Actually, I changed the password to pretty much everything I could find. One of the reasons I spent 10 hours straight online today.

I'm glad you got someone by the short ones on your eBay ^_^

Hotmail has a lot of problems like that? Any idea why?
Lonewulflonewulf on October 26th, 2007 06:21 am (UTC)
It's brought to you by the same people that brought you vista and ME....
Frittersfritters on October 26th, 2007 12:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Uh...
Jezicon_make_icons on October 26th, 2007 06:33 am (UTC)
I'm not sure why they have so many problems. I just know that they have issues with hacked accounts, people using your email (even if they can't access it), & spam. I used to have a hotmail, but I got sick of dealing with it and switched to Yahoo.
Fritters: Gir Beating with text by inane and frittfritters on October 26th, 2007 12:54 pm (UTC)
I've just had this account for 10 years now. There are people I'm long out of touch with who only have this to contact me with, you know? You're right that there are probably way better products out there. I just figured as long as I had a good password (and lousy credit) I didn't need to worry about such things.
Robyn Goodfellow: cheese errorrobyngoodfellow on October 26th, 2007 06:30 pm (UTC)
I'd suggest then that you keep your hotmail, but switch your main use to your gmail account. Then at least you'll still get messages through there, but won't have to worry so much.
Fritters: Ed Thinking by Frittersfritters on October 26th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
That's a good point. I suppose if I used it more often I wouldn't be so uncomfortable in it.
sad picture of girl getting bitterer: kanjiqphelia on October 26th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
Ouchies! That's pretty nasty! Well, you've done about all you can do by changing your passwords and making the appropriate phone calls.

I was checking my rocketmail for the first time in a coon's age, and I freaked out when I saw a message from you. -_-; I thought it was Nigeria/Oklahoma Chick.
Fritters: Zim google-eyes by inanefritters on October 26th, 2007 07:26 pm (UTC)
The spelling would have given it away, as would the grammar... let me give you a taste... This is ONE sentence from them...

"After taking a good look at your item today on the
this ebay, I have decided to buy this item for my store, see it is the best
buy so far on the advert list that impressed me due to the money i am
having on me for the item."
sad picture of girl getting bittererqphelia on October 27th, 2007 01:23 am (UTC)
Hey, that's like 10x better than whatever it is my fellow English teachers are speaking. I don't know what to do when the teacher gives incorrect examples to the students.
Fritters: Ed Nodding by Frittersfritters on October 27th, 2007 02:33 am (UTC)
Your not the only one. Do you get the mailing list from JList? His wife is being a TA at an English class, so she notices everytime the grammar is horrible, but she KNOWS you can't correct the teacher without basically being tossed out of Japanese society.
krystalemerges on October 27th, 2007 01:42 pm (UTC)
you should see the various inquiries I get on the store's email regarding purchasing things (especially when the mention that they have seen it on my 'website'...

fortunately the store's email is only for communication, and has absolutely no use on any other account except myspace (and the email I use isn't even the one for the 'active' myspace account (myspace had a problem, imagine that, and I had to create a second profile, so the active profile has one email, and the email I actively use is connected to the almost dead myspace profile, it is brilliant except time consuming...) and because the owner handles all the ebay/paypal issues through other accounts, there is NO business on the main store email...

after all that, I might suggest that you create a second email and connect all business, such as ebay and paypal to that...keep this email for contacts, and know that all 'business contact on this account is spam...although that might not work for you, but it is an idea.