Joined: Oct '08
Age: 39 (M)
i was just informed by someone that there poker account was hacked into and there money was flushed out......its made me pretty nervous about leaving any sort of substantial amount of $$$$ in my account.....can anyone tell me if this sort of thing is common or how to avoid it happening?????
Joined: Aug '08
Age: 48 (M)
i wouldnt be overly concerned, but a few simple things you can do if your worried is only play on one of the big 3 sites, allways keep your password to yourself (pretty obvious i know) stuff like that, also maybe dont keep large amounts in your account, moneybookers is good to keep your excess cash in.
Joined: May '08
Age: 56 (M)
Don't lay to many eggs in one basket. Accounts have been hacked on a lot of sites, even on the e-wallets, so having all the money at moneybookers does not help. (A lot of the time a hacked mail account is the source of the problems). So keep only as much money online as is needed. It may take a day or two to refund your accounts, but you limit your losses.
Joined: Jan '08
Age: 33 (M)
I notice a lot of fake emails, fake moneybookers email, fake paypal email and you have to be careful. I checked who it is from and somehow they set their email to [email protected] or something like that but when I hover over the link they sent me than it's not paypal website, it's just a fake login page. They sent me this message in my inbox, "Your PayPal account has been closed" or something like that but it's just a lie to get my account info.
Joined: Dec '07
Age: 38 (M)
Yep scary s**t Im in the process of moving my bankroll from e-wallets/pokersites to currency account in the bank. When transfers are done im closing my e-wallets. I've heard too many stories lately and some % from the bank wouldn't hurt either
Joined: May '08
Age: 56 (M)
Posted by M3turbo: Yep scary s**t Im in the process of moving my bankroll from e-wallets/pokersites to currency account in the bank. When transfers are done im closing my e-wallets. I've heard too many stories lately and some % from the bank wouldn't hurt either
Move it to Lehman Brothers. I've heard the money is secure there.
Joined: Feb '09
Age: 32 (M)
Few simple things you could do to be safe: - Don't use easily guessable or simple passwords, use combination of letters and numbers, no real words or your birthday dates etc. Long passwords are generally better than short ones
- Use a different password everywhere (email, pokerrooms, brm, e-wallets etc.) - If you get your password emailed to you when you register, change it. - Never send/tell your password to anyone, no site employee should ever ask for your password
- Make sure your computer is free of viruses/trojans/etc. - Don't use your password on public computers (library, school, e-cafe) - Don't keep your passwords written on some text file. If you have trouble remembering your passwords, use some kind of secure password keeping program. There are few free ones around the internet.
- And like GeneYuss already said, be careful where you put your passwords, make sure it's the real site and not a fake phising site. It's better to write the url yourself instead of clicking a link in email.