[Homestead] Amazon warning
Sage Austin | Eureka! Design
eureka at hctc.net
Wed Nov 25 13:57:33 EST 2009
Rob, I would have to agree with Paul. I have been ordering all week
through Amazon without a problem. I also use and recommend Spybot and I
use Prevx Edge instead of AVG, but I know AVG is an excellent product as
well that my friends like.
Spybot is free (a donation is suggested) and Prevx Edge is 34.95.
I used to use McAffee but it was more than twice the cost and tied up my
system when it was scanning. It was obvious they were not on top of
things when I got that Windows back door virus that took out my computer
for a week, and I lost work time. Prevx is always working silently in
the background, the scan is quick and it lets me keep working so I am
very happy with it.
Way Out in Texas
Paul Sparks wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Nov 2009 13:20:45 -0500, you wrote:
>> Last week I ordered something from Amazon.com and used my Visa debit
>> card to pay for it, the NEXT DAY there were a bunch of unauthorized
>> purchases on it. Fedex and USPS mostly and lot's of them. I got a
>> new card and number
>> I tr\ied to contact Amazon to let them know what was happening but
>> that did not work out, I received a form email asking what fraudulent
>> purchases were made at Amazon... My card NUMBER was stolen thru Amazon!
>> Yesterday I ordered a used book thru Amazon.com and watched my bank
>> account, tonight there are 6 Fedex transactions, I just had my card
>> closed and am done dealing with Amazon.com.
>> Once might be bad luck, twice is something more and not being able to
>> contact Amazon about the problem does not help.
> Rob, you might want to do a malware/anti-virus scan on yr computer. Sounds
> like someone has a key-stroke reader sitting on yr machine - otherwise, why
> would this only be happening to you? If it was wide-spread, the word would
> be out in the public by now.
> Recommendations...download Spybot (and/or Ad-Aware) for malware (i.e.
> trojans and the like)...and AVG anti-virus...they are all free (or have free
> versions - chk at www.download.com.
> Install 1 program at a time, and then run it. Move on to the next one.
> Let us all know how it comes out.
> Paul Sparks
> BG Media
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