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Excuse Me? That's Not YOUR Money; It's MINE.

Sooo, I had my "What the heck" (to water THAT down) moment for the day. I did the babysitting and writing thing, you know, the usual. I decided about an hour to an hour and a half ago to check my mail. I see something from PayPal telling me that I have authorized a $14 payment to something called "CallingMart."

Ummm, no the heck I did not!

I was about to flip out. I don't care if it was $14; it was $14 of MY money that was being spend on something I did NOT authorize.

I logged into my PayPal to see if it was in my activity and there it was.....with a line across it and a note that the authorization/payment had been canceled. I checked my bank account and everything looked alright over there, so I could sort of breathe a sigh of relief.

I did email PayPal to bring up the issue. I know people who have had issues, and PayPal called them, but I never received a phone call. So I just wanna know what's up and if they know what happened. Oh, and I changed my password. You better believe I changed my password.

There could have been an error and the seller canceled it (it say canceled by the seller), but how in the world does an error like THAT happen? The only other option I can think of was someone tried to hack my stuff and PayPal stopped it. Which is why I didn't wait until PayPal emailed me back to change my password.

Really though? I may work from home, but I do work and earn my money, and it's MINE. Not YOURS. M-I-N-E. You wanna spend $14 on a prepaid phone company, then go do it with YOUR money, not MINE. Jerks.

I'm just glad nothing more came out of it, and hopefully I do hear back from PayPal soon.

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msiduri wrote on April 22, 2015, 7:14 PM

Oh.... That's depressing. Hope there are no further complications.

AliCanary wrote on April 22, 2015, 7:20 PM

Oh my, that would bug me a lot to see Good call changing your password.

ViperGirl85 wrote on April 22, 2015, 7:46 PM

Thanks. I hope not either.

ViperGirl85 wrote on April 22, 2015, 7:46 PM

It definitely bugged me. And thanks! It sucks it came down to that, but it's better to be safe than sorry.

allen0187 wrote on April 22, 2015, 10:15 PM

Good thing you saw this and made sure the transaction didn't push through. Any idea who tried to pulled this off?

Good move in changing your password. Hope this is the end of it and there aren't any more unauthorized attempts in using your PayPal funds.

ViperGirl85 wrote on April 22, 2015, 11:03 PM

I didn't see it; it was canceled before I knew about it. I only found out when I checked my email and saw the notification from PayPal. I have no idea, which is one of the reasons I contacted them, maybe they know.

Thanks. People need to back off my funds, I write a lot of articles to get that money, and I'm not willing to just hand it over like that.

iwrite28 wrote on April 23, 2015, 12:55 AM

How did that happen??!! It is scary. Hope Paypal responds and explains.

scheng1 wrote on April 23, 2015, 8:51 AM

I will be very annoyed if this happens to me too. Even if it is just a dollar, I will claim it back.