Account Hack + Alterations + Robbery

Discussion in 'General' started by Munawar Mohamad, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Munawar Mohamad

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    Guys this is the mail i recvd when i send a regular mail to amazon regarding this issue long back.

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    Hoping i get abetter explanation on it when the live chat initiated query reply from mturk if it happens pops in to ma mailbox.
     
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  2. Munawar Mohamad

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    As far as my memory goes i wudnt have done that coz its against the Amazon and Mturk usage policies.
     
  3. Fiona

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    Right on man. I know that sometimes people over-look tos violations to make a quick buck. Glad that is not the case.
     
  4. ohsostrange

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    How could you have a live chat with an MTurk rep when MTurk doesn't have a live chat function? It sounds like MTurk itself might have been hacked, not just your computer.
     
  5. Libby101a

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    That is horrible. I feel so bad for you. I hope you get it straightened out and get your money. This is why I always deposit my money as soon as it hits 50 bucks. I couldn't bear losing 150. That is too much work on Mturk for someone to just take.

    I know you are in India... is there a way you can deposit at lower intervals so your account doesn't have that much sitting in it? I know it costs when you have a check mailed but is there a way?

    I hope you get this resolved and they credit you. Good luck.
     
  6. Fiona

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    Real bummer about your account man. Have you heard anything else yet?

    I have to ask...Whats going on with the last image posted? I see where the email address was covered, but why does the bottom half of most of the words in the first sentence look like a bad photo copy? The second line where it says, "comes from the email address of the account" doesn't even line up straight with the first part of the sentence. Did you actually receive the message like that?
     
  7. michaelandmeganc

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    I tried to log into my email associated with my Mturk information and it was hacked and password was changed. I couldn't recover it. Luckily I got into Mturk because I was still logged in and changed my email and password to a more unique one and one that is separate from my email accounts.
     
  8. somoore

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    from reading the forums it seems despite the great achievements of many...way too much information is being passed or shown on this site.
    Who is to say you weren't hacked by someone reading this forum. I am sorry for the unfortunate theft and hacking done onto you,made me go and strengthen my password after reading your story.
    I hope this is straightened out for you... this is a incident all should learn from and educate themselves on... tighten up them passwords and have a good anti virus program...
    I don't know if i can post this site or not ..but it is an awesome site to find free programs to download to maintain the pc and laptops.... did I mention FREE!!! some you can buy, some are trail but alot are FREE!!
    BTW there are some good anti-virus programs there as well!
    http://en.softonic.com/s/antivirus-free-download or softonics.com
    hope that helps!!
     
  9. mTurkMeister

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    One thing to consider. All those fancy addons for Requester Blocks, Pending Earnings, etc. could be a worm hole into your AMT account. A reputable site like TurkOptican will safeguard you from this. Some of the others, I am not sure about. But my main concern would be getting it secondhand from another person who got it from another person. Somewhere in that chain, someone malicious could have inserted some malware. You need to be careful.
     
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  10. alian1980

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    Yes, never trust those scripts, you are never-ever sure whats hidden inside it... thats why Google completely stopped supporting Add-ons from any other place than Chrome store. So, be vary of it - I have disabled all the scripts - I keep the turkoptican window open to search for a Requester. Better Safe than Sorry.
     
  11. mTurkMeister

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    Security is being taken seriously now. Microsoft will only allow software from its store to be installed on Windows 8. But I don't think that will stop non-IE browsers from installing addins. Also Oracle will have to do something about Java; its just too easy to hack now that the other companies are plugging the other gaps.
     
  12. Munawar Mohamad

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    Yep i did recv such a mail...i just cloned some part to shorten the image as it had been too lengthy...Never suspect me for this...Every single word i have spoke out is truth
     
  13. Munawar Mohamad

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    Yep u can have a live chat with Amazon support not Mturk support.Mturk doesnt have a live chat support.But u can have a live chat discussion with an Amazon representative.All u have to do is as i cant enter with my emai..i click on forgot my password...Then enter my email...Later i click on contact us directly...and then u see an option to skip sign in and contact .There u can make a live chat, phone call (U.S and some places only) and also the option for email
     
  14. Munawar Mohamad

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    Kewl share for all of us
     
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    Probably unrelated but,...

    My email was hacked yesterday. I have only done Mturk stuff in the last 2 days, and for the last week-10days before that the computer was not used at all(broke the laptop charger cord)
    Possibly there was something in a survey or task? I dunno but it sucked. A plugin was emailed to a ton of people from my email including people I had emailed previously(not in address book) I did malwarebytes, avast, and lavasoft and there is nothing on my pc.

    On yahoo I just noticed this little alert icon, it had info about my account being logged into from an unknown device. It says the device was in France. Lame.
     
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    Real sorry to hear about your account Munawar. Hope Mturk is able to sort it out for you quickly.
     
  17. Munawar Mohamad

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    Not yet heard from the Mturk team guys.Coz the details with my name and email never exists on the records I wonder if they wud ever contact me regarding my complaint :(
     
  18. ohsostrange

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    You'll have to contact Amazon again. The only way anybody ever gets their account back is via Amazon support, not the MTurk guys, because none of them give a shit.
     
  19. Munawar Mohamad

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    I contacted the Amazon itself regarding this matter.4 times on live chat.Evry time they told me that they have forwarded my case to the mturk team amd they will look into it and mail me within 24-48 hrs.I got the feedback that my name and email and other details can never be found on their system.
    I even made an international phone call to the Amazon Office at U.S. but to go in vain coz my account is found no where.


    Anybody got any suggestions so that i can fix this up ?? This cyber crime and theft has left me completely in despair and restlessness.Lost my account and also lost 150$ i earned of one month turking :/
     
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  20. Fiona

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    Did you save the confirmation emails that you receive every time you make a withdrawal? Or your weekly worker activity reports? Or monthly statements? Those should help prove that you had an account.
     

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