(Closed) Email was hacked!

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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1927 posts
Buzzing bee

Did you ever give gmail a secondary email address as a recovery back up?

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

I’ve had my gmail account hacked into but fortunately for me I wasn’t locked out of my account. The hacker was attempting to get all of my contacts to click on some link (presumably a virus).

As MissAsB suggested you should go to the gmail help page for assistance. I think there is someone you can talk to you who rcan eset everything. Be sure to change your password to an alphanumerical password… before I didn’t have one and regretted not doing it!

Post # 7
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16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I heard about this scam on the radio. You are NOT the only one it has happened to. I agree with MissAsB that you need to contact Gmail, and also make sure friends and family aren’t falling for the hoax!

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper

Good luck! What a pain.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would make sure to change all accounts that have the same password/login combo.  I had someone hack my ebay and buy 2 iphones in Germany and it made me have to change a ton of passwords.

Ha, seems like you had the same idea.  Any mortgage accounts?  Insurance company?  Retirement accounts?

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper

Good call on banks, etc. Any health information online? (I have prescriptions set up through cvs.com, for example).

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yeah, this reminds me that I really need to think of 2 seperate passwords for financial/important stuff and then another one for facebook.  It’s just so hard to think of them!

Post # 15
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Facebook has some new security settings that lock out if someone from a different area tries to log into your account.  That might be what happened.

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