I joined PayPal the end of last year because I needed the Adobe Creative Cloud programs for my web design education. I had to add my debit card so they could charge me for the rights to use them. I’ve always doubted the security to use a debit or credit cards online. I thought long and hard before I signed in. Things went like it should. But I noticed something on my bank account. Something called GOOGLE *LINE Corp had charged me a lot of times with small sums of euros in one day on Monday (Jan 16). This is exactly what I was worried about that some weird money loss will happen. I feel so exposed and I don’t what I’m gonna do. It’s the weekend and the bank is closed. I tried to find a solution online but I didn’t find a straight answers. There’s nothing in Finnish either. I didn’t have anything of this until I joined PayPal. I don’t even know if that’s the problem and I don’t even know if this thing will keep charging me. It’s not the real Google and I have never bought anything else online with a card than Adobe CC.
I don’t want to be one of those people who looses all of their money because of some scam. Is this even one of those? I’m not gonna wait until that. I don’t even know if I get that money back and how much I lost. It’s such burden to handle problems like this. I don’t want to delete my PayPal account because I really want these Adobe programs for my education. That’s not the problem though. PayPal is supposed to be save. A lot of people are using it for their business. I really hope this GOOGLE *LINE Corp won’t cause anymore problems. You never think you’re the person who need to worry about fraud and things like that. The strange thing about these charges is that they were all done in one day. I don’t know where they got my account number and why it happened in the first place. I never put any account numbers anywhere online. Not even phone numbers. Security is very important to me when it comes to internet. I never expose anything personal like that and no one can fool me to do so.
All I can do is hope because I can’t do anything about this until next week when the bank is open again. That’s the only solution I have to get this thing sorted out. Internet is no help at all. You think you find everything on Google but that’s no entirely true. At least not in this case.
An advice to you all. Never post anything security related online. No passwords or social security numbers. If someone asks your password, never tell. Banks never asked their clients that. There are people who have fallen for scams because they trust other people too much. Anyone can fall for that if they’re not careful.
You should never send money to someone you barely know. They’re called con-artists and there’s a lot of those online. The victims are usually female who fall for someone’s charm. Only a fool would trust a stranger. So don’t be one. Like Kim Wilde once sang ‘Never trust a stranger‘ Being careful is never a bad thing. So stay safe.