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Paypal Digital Gifts Hacked IMPORTANT
« on: September 05, 2016, 04:05:12 PM »
I apologize if this is in the wrong forum, but it is being reported by Doctor of Credit that the Paypal Digital Gifts system was hacked in August. If you bought any gift cards from Paypal Digital Gifts in the last 2 months, check your balance immediately. I just checked and 2 of my Best Buy gift cards have a balance of $0.


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Re: Paypal Digital Gifts Hacked IMPORTANT
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2016, 04:27:12 PM »
I apologize if this is in the wrong forum, but it is being reported by Doctor of Credit that the Paypal Digital Gifts system was hacked in August. If you bought any gift cards from Paypal Digital Gifts in the last 2 months, check your balance immediately. I just checked and 2 of my Best Buy gift cards have a balance of $0.
link to DoC? Don't see this on his site.
never mind, found it.


http://www.doctorofcredit.com/paypal-digital-gifts-hacked-last-month/
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Re: Paypal Digital Gifts Hacked IMPORTANT
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2016, 07:25:19 PM »
Important to note that we aren't sure if there were hacked, but a lot of gift card balances have been zero'd out.
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Re: Paypal Digital Gifts Hacked IMPORTANT
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2016, 07:28:11 PM »
Thanks doctor, but I always print out my gift cards as soon as I get them and also put them in an encrypted word document on my pen drive. I then immediately delete the email from paypal and totally delete it from my deleted box. There is absolutely no way that someone could have gotten my gift cards and used them unless their system was hacked.

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Re: Paypal Digital Gifts Hacked IMPORTANT
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2016, 07:33:42 PM »
Important to note that we aren't sure if there were hacked, but a lot of gift card balances have been zero'd out.
Did anyone try using the gift cards? Is it possible something is wrong with the reporting & it shows a 0 balance but it really has the full amount?
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Re: Paypal Digital Gifts Hacked IMPORTANT
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2016, 07:37:14 PM »
Just to clarify my last point, my gift cards are always IMMEDIATELY deleted from my inbox and permanently deleted from my trash on my email box. The only place the gift cards exist are on a paper in my house and in an encrypted word document on my drive. So here are the only possible ways that the gift cards could have been stolen:

a) Someone broke  into my house (without me knowing), copied the numbers from only 2 of my 15 gift cards, and then used them (highly unklikely)

b)  Someone hacked into my computer, was able to read an encrypted word document, and stole the numbers only from gift cards that I purchased from paypal buy not gift cards purchased from anyone else, even though they were all in the same word document (again, highly unlikely).

c)  Someone hacked into the paypal system. Considering the fact that many people have had their gift cards depleted recently, it seems that there is no question the paypal system was hacked.

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Re: Paypal Digital Gifts Hacked IMPORTANT
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2016, 07:40:34 PM »
Did anyone try using the gift cards? Is it possible something is wrong with the reporting & it shows a 0 balance but it really has the full amount?

Someone reported on the disboards this morning (Disney World forum) that their Best Buy card had a $0 balance and they called Best Buy and was told that their card had been used online.

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Re: Paypal Digital Gifts Hacked IMPORTANT
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2016, 07:41:04 PM »
Just to clarify my last point, my gift cards are always IMMEDIATELY deleted from my inbox and permanently deleted from my trash on my email box. The only place the gift cards exist are on a paper in my house and in an encrypted word document on my drive. So here are the only possible ways that the gift cards could have been stolen:

a) Someone broke  into my house (without me knowing), copied the numbers from only 2 of my 15 gift cards, and then used them (highly unklikely)

b)  Someone hacked into my computer, was able to read an encrypted word document, and stole the numbers only from gift cards that I purchased from paypal buy not gift cards purchased from anyone else, even though they were all in the same word document (again, highly unlikely).

c)  Someone hacked into the paypal system. Considering the fact that many people have had their gift cards depleted recently, it seems that there is no question the paypal system was hacked.

Not very likely that options A & B happened to everyone with a 0 balance....
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Re: Paypal Digital Gifts Hacked IMPORTANT
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2016, 07:53:57 PM »
Not very likely that options A & B happened to everyone with a 0 balance....
The only thing you are missing is a 24hr armed security guard guarding the encrypted chip and paper.  :)

I know, I am a little OCD with my gift cards...lol. I was just trying to make the point to DoctorofCredit that my situation pretty much guarantees it was a hack.

Right now, I only have 2 $100 Best buy gift cards which have a $0 balance. I still have 8 other $100 gift cards from best buy which still have their balance, so I am going to run down to best buy after work tomorrow and ask them to transfer those gift cards onto new gift cards. I will then have to deal with paypal about getting my money back for the 2 $100 gift cards. I am going to wait a few days and see what happens before I deal with them.

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Re: Paypal Digital Gifts Hacked IMPORTANT
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2016, 08:32:41 PM »
You sound like a scary person to deal with. I feel bad for that poor BB worker who has to help you lol

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Re: Paypal Digital Gifts Hacked IMPORTANT
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2016, 08:42:33 PM »
I know, I am a little OCD with my gift cards...lol. I was just trying to make the point to DoctorofCredit that my situation pretty much guarantees it was a hack.

Right now, I only have 2 $100 Best buy gift cards which have a $0 balance. I still have 8 other $100 gift cards from best buy which still have their balance, so I am going to run down to best buy after work tomorrow and ask them to transfer those gift cards onto new gift cards. I will then have to deal with paypal about getting my money back for the 2 $100 gift cards. I am going to wait a few days and see what happens before I deal with them.
If they even make it to tom afternoon.
Better order an item for store pickup with the cards, and return it straight away.

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Re: Paypal Digital Gifts Hacked IMPORTANT
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2016, 09:01:16 PM »
If they even make it to tom afternoon.
Better order an item for store pickup with the cards, and return it straight right away.

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Re: Paypal Digital Gifts Hacked IMPORTANT
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2016, 09:08:56 PM »
FTFY
So your fixing a whole country with 4 letters.

Congratulations.

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Re: Paypal Digital Gifts Hacked IMPORTANT
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2016, 09:12:17 PM »
So your fixing a whole country with 4 letters.

Congratulations.

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I hope you feel better. will Imodium help?
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Re: Paypal Digital Gifts Hacked IMPORTANT
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2016, 11:10:42 PM »
Doesn't even look like they are hacked, you can do a simple google search and the e-mails and gift card codes for iTunes will come up.
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