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Help in regards to Hotmail

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by PJ, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. PJ

    PJ Well-Known Member

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    Hey people how's things!
    Just wondering if any of you IT guys out there might be able to help me out with a little problem I have encountered this morning.
    Someone/ some organisation has hacked my hotmail account and password (which I use for everything) and in turn they have hacked into my facebook, changed my email and password and then in turn is now trying to scam all my friends on facebook telling them I am being held at knife point by 'three large black men' in Africa.
    I wouldn't have thought this would be such an issue but it is turning out to be one. I have had phone calls and messages galore since it happened last night from friends asking what the go is!
    Getting into contact with hotmail/ facebook is a dead set bastard especially when all they recognise you by is my previous email and password, which was farken taken last night.
    Any help would be much appreciated.
    Cheers!
     
  2. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Can you send an message to the account suggesting that Police are tracing the IP address of the user and legal investigations have begun?

    What sort of bastard would do this? How did they get your password in the first place? Is this a spurned woman or a vindictive ex-work colleague?

    Real bummer.
     
  3. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    I'd say call Doug and tell him to knock it off it isn't funny any more. 

    There must be an admin adress you can contact from another email account?
     
  4. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Your friends sent you an sms - hahaha.....because there is reception in Africa
     
  5. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    oh dear Matt, please tell me you arent serious?
     
  6. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    uh oh spaghetti'o

    what a moran
     
  7. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Like I said on the phone mate

    Get your friends to post on your profile saying it is fake and your account has been hacked.

    With hotmail there is not a lot you can do, but try to email everyone from another address and let them know and change all your passwords
     
  8. PJ

    PJ Well-Known Member

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    Cheers thanks for the help.
    I have changed all my passwords but as far as getting hotmail/ facebook to shut down/ freeze my profile that's a pain in the arse- I have sent them emails, which is my only avenue to contact them but they have not replied so my friends are still getting weird messages from someone they think is me.
     
  9. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Careful tossbag
     
  10. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hotmail is very difficult to work with, when passwords are lost. One of my kids couldn't work out the old password and got nowhere with them doing anything. In the end just had to change accounts and start again.
     

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