I can’t really express how I am feeling right now. Maybe the best way to put it is: ARRRGGGGHHHH!!!!! I received an email from Ebay, saying that someone had been using my account unauthorized. The email was addresed to my ebay username, with the wrong name attached to it.
I was not actually selling anything right now, and had no plans to sell anything in the near future, but I have had that ebay account for more than 8 years. I was MY account. MINE! How dare someone just waltz in and complicate my life just like that!
I did as instructed and went to the ebay website and tried to log in, and was refused entry to the site. I had to answer my “security questions”, and failed the test, even though the questions were such things as “What is your telephone number?” and “What is your date of birth?” Now, I know I am a grandmotherly type of person, but I do not have senility to the point of not knowing my birthday or telephone number, neither of which has changed in years.
My question is, how did this ebay snatching floosy get into my account? How could such a thing happen? And if they can get into my lowly ebay account so easily, do I now have to worry about my online banking, my email account, my BLOG??? Please, don’t let anyone take over my blog!! I can live with someone stealing my “mostly” plus ratings on ebay, but if they took over my blog, which is my “real” identity online, I would be devastated. My reputation could be ruined with just one post.
So, I spent most of the day changing my passwords everywhere I could think of to change them. I just hope I can remember them tomorrow.