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  • I'm pretty sure I f***ed up badly. Checked my email last week and noticed I received a critical security alert allegedly from google. Someone attempted to sign into my email using my password. I don't know what I was thinking but for some reason I clicked the link to check activity and change my password. The sign-in was from Indonesia but I changed my password using the link in the email. And didn't think much of it

    Fast forward to today, I received a Paypal create a new password email and a kik change password email. I haven't used kik in 5 years Changed all my email passwords for each linked email address, enabled 2 step verification and deactivated any old social media accounts that used these emails.

    What else can I do to prevent any further damage? I ran a malwayrebytes scan too.

  • I checked one of my old defunct emails i used in high school and there's about 20 blocked sign in attempts just from the last year alone

  • bro turn on 2FA lmaooooo

  • First of all, ALWAYS check the email address these are being sent from

    Do you use the same password for multiple accounts? Change everything ASAP, start with your bank account any any other accounts like amazon etc. that may have your cards linked

  • show us the email

  • gotta learn how to a***yze email headers.

  • IRON

    show us the email

    Here's the original one. I think it's legit bc I had the same alert on my security settings

  • the kik password request and the other blocked sign in attempts have me the most worried. Is somebody out to get me or what? Feel like im being targeted by a person who knows my email

  • The email looks good what does the url for check activity look like

  • PushaT

    First of all, ALWAYS check the email address these are being sent from

    Do you use the same password for multiple accounts? Change everything ASAP, start with your bank account any any other accounts like amazon etc. that may have your cards linked

  • Jozu

    https://accounts.google.com/AccountChooser?Email=myemail@​gmail.com&continue=https://myaccount.google.com/alert/nt/1591833164000?rfn%3D27%26rfnc%3D1%26eid%3D-4864165534296893596%26et%3D0

    Looks real good thing they blocked it but would still change your passwords for other sites you use

  • Hope everyone turns on google 2FA. Their implementation is pretty out of the way and it saves your life lmao

  • Isent there something you can buy or download that will search the net for any service or account linked to an email?

  • similar situation happened to me bro.

    Someone tried to purchase a $2600 camera off amazon then tried to transfer $1000 out my account. I had to open a new bank account.

    • Run anti-virus software (which ever is your preferred, i use comodo which is free )
    • Run anti malware (free) https://www.malwarebytes.com/
    • Run an anti root-kit (free) https://www.malwarebytes.com/antirootkit/

    • Manually change every password you have (i'd recommend doing it on an unaffected device) and set up 2-step authentication on everything that has it. Also change security questions if you can.

    • NEVER SAVE PASSWORDS ON GOOGLE CHROME. There's huge security flaws in it. (I don't recommend saving passwords on any alt. app either.) Write them down. Yeah it's tedious and old fashion, but trust me it will save you from another situation like this.

    *Use different passwords for everything. Never use the same password for any site.

    *check your emails daily for any fishy activity, and never click on any links unless it's confirmed from an official email.

  • Warrior

    Hope everyone turns on google 2FA. Their implementation is pretty out of the way and it saves your life lmao

    Yeah just did, for everything I use. F*** this ever happening again lol

  • Jozu

    Yeah just did, for everything I use. F*** this ever happening again lol

    If you follow all those steps I posted, you'll be good and better equipped to deal with this s*** in the future don't sweat it too much bro my s*** was a lot worse

  • Emu

    https://landing.google.com/advancedprotection/

    Thanks bro.

  • Triplesss

    If you follow all those steps I posted, you'll be good and better equipped to deal with this s*** in the future don't sweat it too much bro my s*** was a lot worse

    Damn thats some ass. They get your paypal or card info or what?

  • I fell for one for the first time a week ago I’m usually an expert on these I’ve never missed

    Felt embarrassing telling the bank teller I fell for a scam online

  • Ngl this is actual a genius scam but yeah you f***ed up

  • Jozu

    Damn thats some ass. They get your paypal or card info or what?

    naw they got my bank login through chrome's password save s***. They didn't even bother to go through my paypal but I changed every password I had, and it ended up being around like 120+ passwords

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