There are so many interesting topics to discuss in my blogs lately. But when these hackers hacked my email account almost two weeks ago and communicate to my friends through IM chat, I was so devastated. I can not even trust to talk to the people in my IM list right now, afraid that they were hacked too.
Few days earlier, a name Patty Ayad- a good friend in College Days, chatted with me in IM. She sound weird because she insist that i will click the link of her Xmas Pictures. We never exchange pictures and I never click any link given to me. I end up clicking the link anyhow. It directed me to flixter account. I dont remember having a flixter account but, I tried to log in anyway using my yahoo account. That was the DUMBEST action i ever made.
The hacker hiding in the persona of PATTY told me about opening a business of buy and sell phonecards. I just told her I have no money for that and just try it out to her other friends. The hacker insisted to see my webcam but, i had none so, i decline to open. That was it and all were just a flashback when my friend ROSE narrated her experience of talking to a FAKE PERSONA.
Rose said that the fake persona send her a link, she did the same thing as i did. Click it and log in but, failed three times. The hacker then told her to open the webcam which I guess she did. She gave the persona the number and email of the son back home. It was her son that purchase the phone cards and sent it to the hacker. The hacker even called the son using a globe phone number. Then the hacker made an email address email@example.com with a dot at the middle and told them to send the pin numbers in that address. Rose later found out, it was not my email address afterall. Rose gave her the bank account number too. Yeah! its a NO NO. But, who would ever suspect? Oh she did suspected that it was not me but, she trusted more who she talked to. She lost money and there was withdrawal in her bank account before she can run to the bank and close her account.
Na ignan na nako c manang BB sa imo warning about the hacker, then I made a blog post also about what tips to avoid hackers, starring ka didto as an example of being a victim.ReplyDelete
Amy, I understand your position as far as trust which will probably never be the same for you again because of this. The same can be said for everyone else that you know that was victimized in this.ReplyDelete
This is me that is replying back. I do pray for you and everyone else that the scumbag has scammed. Bad karma will be coming to the scammer, trust me.
Best wishes my friend!
Oh no!!! Your friend lost the money, what a tricky hacker. And she's a fellow kababayan too? My gosh, how embarrassing. Hackers are still around the internet. One should secure accounts at once!ReplyDelete