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    Default OMG!! I got hacked!!!

    Ok here is what happened.

    I have been wanting the Michael Kors Hamilton satchel for a long long time. A couple of weeks ago when i visited the MK store at the mall, i saw their new color for all "Claret" and fell in LOVE with it. the bag was priced at $298.00.

    I decided i would wait to see if there was a sale. while browsing yesterday, i just typed into google :MK hamilton satchel in Claret". the first link that showed up as secure, took em directly to the official MK webpage for the bag and to my joy the bag was shown on 50% off sale. Without second thought, i clicked buy and added it to my cart. when i checked out, it took me straight to paypal..which i thought was strange.

    Anyhow i paid via paypal and got an order confirmation e-mail. too. Been busy since then. A couple of hours ago, i just pulled up the confirmation e-mail again to see and noticed that the contact us e-mail was "michaelkors@hotmail.com". I thought that it sounded strange. When i looked at the bottom under SKU #, it said "cheap MK bag 037"!!!!

    Called DH to take a look and he said i had probably been hacked and sold a bag from a fake bag site! I immediately called MK official store. they had no history of any sale to me recently and apparently the data i read off the sale note did not match up to their standard sale receipt

    so i logged into payal and initiated a dispute. Since i paid with my bancard, i was terrified that someone got into my acct. Called my bank and thank god there were no other transactions and this charge was "pending". i had them block the charge, cancel all cards and reissue new ones to me.

    That was nerve racking! First time i have had a bad experience with online shopping. Scared to do it again
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    Default Re: OMG!! I got hacked!!!

    Oh my, FedUp, that really sucks. You need to be careful googling stuff. There are impersonator websites out there like that that will take your money. If I'm going to buy something, I type the web address directly into my browser.

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    Default Re: OMG!! I got hacked!!!

    Oh gosh!!! I'm glad you took care of it before it was too late!!

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    Default Re: OMG!! I got hacked!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by boysRsmelly View Post
    Oh my, FedUp, that really sucks. You need to be careful googling stuff. There are impersonator websites out there like that that will take your money. If I'm going to buy something, I type the web address directly into my browser.
    I had no idea that these fraud websites could impersonate the real website to a T. I just thought it would help me get to the bag color i want in 1 click
    lesson learnt!

    Thanks Jess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FedUp View Post
    I had no idea that these fraud websites could impersonate the real website to a T. I just thought it would help me get to the bag color i want in 1 click
    lesson learnt!

    Thanks Jess.
    Yep, there are tons of fake sites!

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    Default Re: OMG!! I got hacked!!!

    Be careful to the fake sites, and always check before you pay. Or the money will lose, and can't do anything. It's sad.

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    My goodness, that's a horrible experience. Luckily you caught it quick enough before the charge went through completely. Did they email you after you did a stop payment? The web is a scary place, so many mirror scam sites.

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    Default Re: OMG!! I got hacked!!!

    That is so scary! I have never had a problem like that, I will be cautious with random promo or coupon offers from now on. Glad you took action before it was too late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    My goodness, that's a horrible experience. Luckily you caught it quick enough before the charge went through completely. Did they email you after you did a stop payment? The web is a scary place, so many mirror scam sites.
    Not yet Jenn. Dh thinks since i blocked the payment before it went through, paypal will now fight it out with my bank and the seller since paypal had already "completed" the transaction even though they had not yet pulled the money from my account. Hopefully they won't charge it to my back-up credit card.
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    Holy crap! So that's what you were going to get huh?? Are you still getting one? That bag is fab!!! That sucks glad you got it taken care of!

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    yep! that is what i was going to get
    Well i guess i will just have to wait longer!
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    Yikes...scary story! I buy most of my stuff on line, thanks for the heads up!!!

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    AN UPDATE - l stopped at the bank today...although i had put a block on this transaction on Sunday (spoke to a live person), a stupid ninny at the bank let the transaction go through on Monday!!! so the money is out of my acct. and boy am i pissed.

    I filed an regulation E transaction form for unauthorized transaction, which basically means if paypal does not resolve the issue and return my money within the next 10 days, my bank will step up and give me back the money because they let the transaction through even though i had flagged and stopped it...

    I told the bank manager, i want my money back and i don't care who the hell gives it back...
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    Oh my gosh that's horrible news! I am so sorry. Have you tried contacting the site and asking for a refund.. maybe tell them that you're onto them and you know that they sold you a fake and you thought you were purchasing from MichaelKors.com. Also that you're filing a dispute with paypal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Oh my gosh that's horrible news! I am so sorry. Have you tried contacting the site and asking for a refund.. maybe tell them that you're onto them and you know that they sold you a fake and you thought you were purchasing from MichaelKors.com. Also that you're filing a dispute with paypal.
    Jenn, that website is not replying. In fact paypal has sent them 3 e-mails so far asking them to respond to my complaint...still no answer. It is from somewhere in china. I also wrote (snail mail) to Michael Kors corporate in Dallas asking them to look into their website security. Tomorrow is the 1 week deadline for the seller to respond to paypal before paypal takes legal action against them...let's see what happens.
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