Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Tired now...

What a night and what a morning! I think I've now done all I can. I've changed passwords twice (the second time after clearing out spyware), done three spyware scans, cancelled credit cards, increased the security on my internet banking, reported the issue and rung suppliers about the credit card issues.

Luckily the person never got any money from me, BUT I had to pay Paypal extra fees because of all this! Not happy about that at all!

It's quite ironic actually, as yesterday I gave myself a "sorting out my life" day. I figured out where every single cent I owned was. I sorted out Superannuation and checked on where the money was being invested, I checked investment account balances. The lot! So if there was ever a day when I was going to notice someone trying to take ten Euro from me, it was yesterday.

I'm quite worn out by all of this now. I'm picking up my parents in about 8 hours and still have to get out futons, finish cleaning the kitchen, do some remaining business stuff, but really all I want to do is eat McDonalds (I can't believe how much of a comfort food it has become since I've been in Japan), have a good stiff glass of vodka (none in the house right now, but the sake is looking tempting) and go to sleep. I can tell you though, I'm going to watch my accounts like a hawk now!

**** And the winner is.....
Mel! (the other Mel) - with a total of 670 critical objects. I don't feel so bad now.

Hopefully all accounts should be back up and running in a week.

5 comments:

Mel & Seigo said...

Ok, you need to tell me all you did because now I'm freaked it could be happening to me!! So much of our lives are tied together..which is usually a nice thing :(

Kelly-Chan said...

I had the same thing happen to me with Paypal a couple of years ago even though i didn't click on an email link. They cleaned my credit card of about $500 USD (actually was my hubby's credit card and he was really mad) then i had to wait a month to get the money back. It was a wake-up call alright! I only use paypal for receiving payments now because i don't really trust it for anything else.
In regards to the guys mobile, i would try to get his name when you ring up (pretend it's a wrong number) then next time call him and pretend you are a company person and he won a prize which you would like to send to his address, then when you have his name and address report him to the police. If you try to call him and abuse him he might do something against you in spite, If he knows you know who he is, it could be dangerous.

Kelly-Chan said...

Also i'm now going to download Adaware! Thanks for the tip. But what is objectionable content? Does it actually say what it is?

Kelly-Chan said...

Hi Mel,
Just letting you know i downloaded ad aware and found 260 files!! Wow, it's a real eye opener...thanks so much for the great tip!! Hows everything going now? Hope you're getting back on your feet... :)

Badaunt said...

I wonder if this is a danger for Macs as well? Must check...