I've been hacked/scammed please help

Discussion in 'Ask Baldy, Blame AceRph' started by JonnyCash, May 27, 2013.

  1. JonnyCash

    JonnyCash turd polisher

    Jan 22, 2011
    Midcoast, Maine
    I'm not sure if this belongs here, but what the heck. I've been expecting an e-mail from a guy I have recently met in the sale of some motorcycle parts. Today, I got an E-mail supposedly from him, ostensibly through a file sharing thing under the Google banner. I went to retrieve it, and it led me to setup for this "service". In going through this, I gave my e-mail address and password, hit the submit button and nothing happened. I didn't want to go through any more, so I contacted the guy I've been dealing with, and said" I couldn't retrieve this file you sent to me". He said " I never sent you anything. I got hacked, and you need to take the usual precautions. Shit!

    So how have I exposed myself here? Can they get into just my e-mail, or does it go further than that? I am normally highly skeptical about stuff like this, but my guard was down, as I was expecting something from this guy. I have no idea what to do, any suggestions?
  2. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

    Dec 27, 2006
    chico,just below rag dump(nor-cal)
    I replied to the wrong email a while ago,looked legit but wasnt.

    It killed my yahoo address and the hacker sent emails to everyone on my email address book trying to scam them.

    It happens.
  3. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

    Jan 16, 2006
    change your email password now.