For those that have used it, Paypal has become probably the most convenient and safest way to buy products and services on the web. But, it appears to have a dark secret. Well, that of course is what security expert Steve Gibson is saying.
On the last episode of "Security Now" (which I recommend you listen to), Steve Gibson out lined how PayPal has been causing its users to go through a page set up by a third party (Doubleclick), as users are going around Paypal's site.
This redirection is particularly concerning, since it is not readily apparent to users of the site and has caused a concern for peoples' privacy. Depending on how far Paypal and Doubleclick's relationship goes, they may have all of PayPal's user information, which includes all of there banking or credit card information.
What ever the case is, it doesn't sound good. So if anyone has a chance, download the last episode of Security Now and comment on what you think it means.
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PAYPAL USER BEWARE!ReplyDelete
I sold an Apple Computer on Ebay for $3300 to a customer in LA. He sent me the money to my Paypal account. It went into my paypal account as it should.
Upon seeing that I had received the $3300 (plus shipping), I immediately sent the item to the buyers address. No sooner did the buyer receive the $3300 Apple Computer, the buyer (or Paypal I dont know who is really behind this) claimed that it was an unauthorized transaction.
PayPal did no investigations. I called them and they told me
that it was fraud. They sent the buyer his money, the entire $3300 plus shipping cost. I was on the phone for hours with Paypal and they will not pay me the $3300 that they sent back to the buyer. The buyer basically stole my
$3300 Apple Computer AND PAYPAL HELPED THE BUYER DO THIS!
THEY WERE VERY VERY UNHELPFUL AND THEY TREATED ME LIKE A CRIMINAL, WHEN I WAS THE VICTOM!
Sorry I didn't respond to your post earlier. A lot of people have been bit by this scam. Leo Laporte (host of Twitlive) was scamed out of $2200. It just really crappy that people continue to do this to other people. Ebay and Paypal have to start doing something since everyone knows someone that got scammed on Ebay now.ReplyDelete