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  1. #11
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    I can assure you that the email was a scam to get your password.

    Many people use the same password or a variant (different person's name) for many accounts. The crooks have already tried to get into your bank account. I hope it has an entirely different password.

    Then there is Amazon that permanently keeps your credit card info. They sell some expensive and resellable stuff.

    There are actually web sites that sell ID information to the highest bidder.

    Check all your accounts and change the passwords. If you were already ripped off, you have a lot of rights with credit card purchases, some rights with debit card and online banking transactions. All these refund rights are strictly time limited, so contact vendors immediately about any unauthorized purchases and follow up by certified mail.

    Don't be embarrassed or shamed by the vendor into paying anyway. Banks should require additional authentication when a different computer logs on and stores should not retain credit card info. If they have low security, they can pay for it.

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    I have gotten this request multiple times now.

    Can we get an official response from the forum administrators about this?

    Assuming that this is not real, they have someone using their site to phish. I'd think they would want to know about that and plug up the hole.
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    I received another email today as well.
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    All the issues we were having with the site ( wordpress) was because the site was hacked, so we had to re-set the word press passwords, as to ensure it did not happen again.

    There was a blog post about this.

    So if you can change your password that would be great.

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    Luckily, financial institutions have a different standard when it comes to security. Even if an attacker has your password, they may not be able to get in without answering several security questions. That's because most banks and financial institutions use cookies and some keep a database of the subnets they are accessed with so they know if somebody is trying to access an account from a different computer.

    If they can get into your Amazon account, you still might be ok because they don't save the cvv code from the back of the credit cards and require you to enter that portion manually each time. Nothing is perfect, but people out there ARE trying to protect you from crooks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by admin View Post
    All the issues we were having with the site ( wordpress) was because the site was hacked, so we had to re-set the word press passwords, as to ensure it did not happen again.

    There was a blog post about this.

    So if you can change your password that would be great.
    Please provide a link to this blog post. I would like to learn more about this beore I reset anything.
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