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#4527317 - 09/27/17 07:17 AM My Amazon account got hacked
NormanBuntz Offline


Registered: 07/27/13
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Amazon notified me yesterday via email that someone had logged onto my account and changed my email address. I was able to notify Amazon about the hacking before any damage was done, but it's still a PITA with many other steps I have to take. I'm one of the millions affected by the Equifax security breach, so I suppose this is a result of those bums being asleep at the wheel.

And I was enrolled in Equifax Gold at $69 a year for about 10 years before they dropped me two years ago, after they raised the annual fee to about $180 a year.
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#4527324 - 09/27/17 07:26 AM Re: My Amazon account got hacked [Re: NormanBuntz]
Panzerman Offline


Registered: 12/16/06
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Amazon scammers are the most popular. I have gotten PayPal and eBay emails that say my accounts have been compromised. You can click on it and go to a whole eBay/ PayPal site which is all fake.
What I did was go to eBay and PayPal and call like a regular anybody person to find out these emails, sites and 800 numbers they list are all fake.
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#4527326 - 09/27/17 07:28 AM Re: My Amazon account got hacked [Re: NormanBuntz]
incognito_2u Offline


Registered: 12/15/16
Posts: 113
Loc: Long Island, N.Y.
Originally Posted By: NormanBuntz
I was enrolled in Equifax Gold at $69 a year for about 10 years before they dropped me two years ago, after they raised the annual fee to about $180 a year.


Your eligible for Free Credit Monitoring. Click the link below then select the Orange box in the upper right corner to enroll:

Equifax Security 2017


Edited by incognito_2u (09/27/17 07:29 AM)
Edit Reason: left - right
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#4527335 - 09/27/17 07:53 AM Re: My Amazon account got hacked [Re: NormanBuntz]
Bud Offline


Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 1715
Loc: Texas
After the Equifax hack I just went ahead and froze my reports at all four agency's for both my wife and I. Two of them charge and two don't. Plus I have the free monitoring through Equifax.
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#4527336 - 09/27/17 07:53 AM Re: My Amazon account got hacked [Re: NormanBuntz]
Sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 12251
Loc: The Old North State
Sorry your Amazon acct got hacked. Kudos to them for quick notification. Oh, Equifax sucks big time. All execs should be LOCKED UP!

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#4527338 - 09/27/17 07:54 AM Re: My Amazon account got hacked [Re: NormanBuntz]
larryinnewyork Offline


Registered: 02/10/12
Posts: 838
Loc: One Step Beyond
When possible, set up 2 Step Verification.

From then on, when logging in, you will receive a PIN (by phone)
that you type in.

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#4527361 - 09/27/17 08:25 AM Re: My Amazon account got hacked [Re: NormanBuntz]
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Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 362
Loc: OR, USA
Originally Posted By: NormanBuntz
Amazon notified me yesterday via email that someone had logged onto my account and changed my email address. I was able to notify Amazon about the hacking before any damage was done, but it's still a PITA with many other steps I have to take. I'm one of the millions affected by the Equifax security breach, so I suppose this is a result of those bums being asleep at the wheel.

And I was enrolled in Equifax Gold at $69 a year for about 10 years before they dropped me two years ago, after they raised the annual fee to about $180 a year.


How many of your online accounts share the same password? That's frequently the culprit as any one breach leads to multiple attacks.

BSW

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#4527372 - 09/27/17 08:40 AM Re: My Amazon account got hacked [Re: NormanBuntz]
ARCOgraphite Offline


Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 11964
Loc: N.H, U.S.A.
How did they get your password?
Or Was this a multi step hack using all your personal info?
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#4527375 - 09/27/17 08:42 AM Re: My Amazon account got hacked [Re: NormanBuntz]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 24574
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
What a pain in the behind. At least they were up on it.
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#4527450 - 09/27/17 10:24 AM Re: My Amazon account got hacked [Re: larryinnewyork]
dparm Offline


Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 13466
Loc: Chicago, IL
Originally Posted By: larryinnewyork
When possible, set up 2 Step Verification.

From then on, when logging in, you will receive a PIN (by phone)
that you type in.



This. Always enable MFA/2FA:
https://twofactorauth.org/
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#4527452 - 09/27/17 10:26 AM Re: My Amazon account got hacked [Re: incognito_2u]
28oz Offline


Registered: 04/20/17
Posts: 337
Loc: Utah, USA
Originally Posted By: incognito_2u
Originally Posted By: NormanBuntz
I was enrolled in Equifax Gold at $69 a year for about 10 years before they dropped me two years ago, after they raised the annual fee to about $180 a year.


Your eligible for Free Credit Monitoring. Click the link below then select the Orange box in the upper right corner to enroll:

Equifax Security 2017


Make absolutely sure you want to do this. Their terms of service say you would have to settle any monetary disputes individually so you would be SOL on any class action. I would recommend some other service to monitor your credit. Besides, having Equifax "guard" the information they were supposed to keep safe to begin with is a bit like the fox guarding the henhouse.
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#4527459 - 09/27/17 10:39 AM Re: My Amazon account got hacked [Re: Panzerman]
friendly_jacek Offline


Registered: 05/04/03
Posts: 6605
Loc: southeast US
Originally Posted By: Panzerman
Amazon scammers are the most popular. I have gotten PayPal and eBay emails that say my accounts have been compromised. You can click on it and go to a whole eBay/ PayPal site which is all fake.
What I did was go to eBay and PayPal and call like a regular anybody person to find out these emails, sites and 800 numbers they list are all fake.


yes, but those phishing emails usually tell you your account was locked and you need to click on a link to "verify" it or you will get $50 reward if you click on a link.
i get a few of those (as well as from "banks" I don't have business with). A good tip of is when i get it in email account not associated with amazon/banks.

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#4527470 - 09/27/17 10:55 AM Re: My Amazon account got hacked [Re: NormanBuntz]
loneryder Offline


Registered: 04/19/14
Posts: 489
Loc: WV
Mine did also. They changed my user name and sent me a phony email telling me to sign in with the new user name and my password. Didn't do it and called Amazon. Took them 3 days to switch it back to the old one. So I changed everything. I wonder if it is from the Equifax debacle? I don't trust Equifax's free monitoring. Tried locking my credit but couldn't with 100 million other people trying to sign up.
Went with Costco's monitoring service for 8.99 a month. Costco members check it out.

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#4527500 - 09/27/17 11:28 AM Re: My Amazon account got hacked [Re: friendly_jacek]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 24574
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: friendly_jacek
yes, but those phishing emails usually tell you your account was locked and you need to click on a link to "verify" it or you will get $50 reward if you click on a link.

It's also odd how many emails I get promising me a $50 Amazon gift card (from an email that is nowhere close to an Amazon domain name). It always pays to look at the email address, considering so many of these fools are adept enough at making a beautiful looking email that looks totally legit, yet haven't a clue at how to spoof an email address, or have some link that is clearly not legitimate.
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#4527552 - 09/27/17 12:26 PM Re: My Amazon account got hacked [Re: larryinnewyork]
MasterSolenoid Offline


Registered: 09/26/17
Posts: 162
Loc: One Step Beyond
Originally Posted By: larryinnewyork
When possible, set up 2 Step Verification.

From then on, when logging in, you will receive a PIN (by phone)
that you type in.



I like 2-Step Verification and use it whenever possible.
I use it at any web-sit that holds my money or if my money passes thru it.
Also important is protecting your e-mail account.
* Strong password
* 2-step verification

Everyone needs to make the effort to stay one step ahead of the bad guys.

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