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05.11.2020 (16 Days Ago)
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An Invasion of Privacy
An Invasion of Privacy
16 days ago 6 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:

One morning a few weeks ago, I woke up to a series of curious emails in my inbox. One after the other – Amazon, Venmo, Paypal, Netflix, . . . No, I had not authorized a change in my password on any of these accounts in my sleep. But somehow, each had been changed. I suddenly had strange email addresses attached to all of my accounts – and I was locked out of all of them.


For the next day or so, it kept happening. Less important platforms – Spotify access does not really change my world – and of course, I was on to the scam now so for the most part I was able to get ahead of the changes and lock my own accounts. And the $2,000 unauthorized charge to my checking account was promptly reversed by our bank.


I am not sure what the answer is here. The very nice police officer to whom I tried to report this theft quickly assured me that because this was so common, there was really nothing to do.


Common or not, I did not enjoy this experience one bit. More than a little creepy.

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  •  Fred wrote 16 Days Ago (negative) 
     
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    More of he new normal :(
     
       
     
     
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  •  Rona_Gura wrote 16 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    As we discussed this happened to us about two years ago. Incredibly inconvenient because of all the work involved to rectify it and to monitor it afterwards. And also feels like a horrible invasion of privacy.
     
       
     
     
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  •  Daniel_Schwartz wrote 16 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Never fun when you have been hacked or invaded. I had some misc charges to my credit card a few months back. The card company notified me right away to verify. Someone charge something in San Francisco, so I had to get a new card, and the pursuing of changing the change card # in all accounts that where attached to it. Such the price we pay for flexibility.
     
       
     
     
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  •  MarilynGenoa wrote 16 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I am so glad you were able to resolve --- very upsetting, not just an invasion of privacy, it leaves you feeling vulnerable, angry, with a loss of control. I guess on top of all else bombarding us these days we need to check accounts continuously.
     
       
     
     
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  •  Victoria_Drogin wrote 16 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Yikes!!!!! Horrible!
     
       
     
     
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  •  Rick_Raymond wrote 16 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    It is such an invasion, as well as exasperating to un-wind. I am dumbfounded still, some may say naively, trying to understand the mindset of those who take on hurting others to satisfy their own sense of well-being. I had once a reported $300 charge to a Starbucks 500 miles away. My daughter, after telling her the story, responded that for what she spends in Starbucks her credit card company would have known it was her charge.
     
       
     
     
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