Monday, October 01, 2007

I've Been Hijacked!

This is what I get for not checking my email all weekend. Some asshat in London hijacked my eBay account, the bitch. Well, I think it's a woman. One of the email replies I got from a seller on eBay refers to her as Vickie. I have her IP addy, which is how I found out she's in London. Quite possibly on Lambeth Palace Rd. There are some pretty cool webtools out there. I have to say that I felt a bit like Winters for a moment there.

Speaking of Winters, how much would you charge, Dude, to go 'round to her place and leave a flaming bag of dog poop on the step? ;-)

On the plus side, no one expects money from me, or any sort of products. EBay caught the problem before I did. I think one of the sellers reported her. Apparently the person was emailing sellers about projection TVs, which kinda creeped me out, since I've been talking a little about ours lately. Needless to say, I've updated all the passwords I can think of (email, eBay, Paypal.)

On an interesting note, I get Blog hits from Lambeth, Greater London sometimes. What do you think?

29 comments:

Michael C said...

Sorry about the ebay thing, that sucks!!! I got blog hits from the city where my employer's headquarters are located once. Turns out it was my employer...oops.

Candace said...

Holy crap! That's a lot worse than my eBay hijacking, since that turned out to have zero ramifications. Was there any doocing involved?

Michael C said...

Well, I can no longer blog in the office...but my productivity is up.
;-)

Candace said...

Oh so THAT'S why you no longer blog from work. I guess I missed that. I'm glad there was no doocing. I wasn't sure if this was a thing that happened long ago or what. Then again, a good doocing could have been the thing that catapaulted you into the limelight.

egan said...

I think your projection tv rocks. I would love to see more movies on the wall of your living room.

It would suck not to be able to blog from the office. Sorry Michael C.

Jayne said...

You might have a wrinkled crone who hasn't seen the light of day since Napoleon lost at Waterloo reading your blog!
She's hacked into the ISP cable from the offices above her dungeon and runs amok online...

ann said...

I can't blog from my office
either, or do any personal
stuff, but I'm off work
feeling proper poorly today
hence my visit after being MIA
for so long

I hear about that ebay stuff
all the time... they should
really tighten their security

hope you and yours are well

lotsa luv ann xxxxx

armalicious said...

Ugh Candace. That sucks! And it's kind of scary about the blog hits matching the ebay stuff. Very scary. But at least ebay caught on before it was too late.

And I said this over at Chicky's place, but Yay! that Winters is back.

And Michael C. knows my sorrow for his inability to not blog at work.

armalicious said...

And dammit - there was something I wanted to tell you but now I can't remember! ARgh!

armalicious said...

And Egan is Inigo Montoya now? I don't know about that...he's lacking an accent and the dark, hispanic charm...

armalicious said...

Not that he's not charming...

armalicious said...

Just not dark and hispanic. That makes a big difference.

Candace said...

Egan - They definitely rock. I'd love to show you more things. On the wall of my living room. ^_^ You know what would be first on the docket, don't you?

It's Tuesday.

Jayne - Now there's a scary thought! ^_^

Ann - Yeah, it's kind of scary. I'm glad no actual harm was done and that I got to get my ratings back. Even though I don't have a ton, it would have sucked to lose the 80 or so I do have.

Arm - I know! I can't believe he's back. Here's hoping he doesn't vanish again. Did you see "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind?" Perhaps he's another Chuck Barris. ;-)

I had thought it was just a personal motivation thing that drove Michael C to stop blogging from work. What a bummer, eh?

What were you going to tell me? What? What?? Was it about TKD?

I'm changing Egan's status again. I think I'll change it every day. ^_^

He's very charming. But does he sing? Swordfight? Show us your sword Egan. ^_^

egan said...

Boondock Saints or Dune? That would be the first movie. Maybe we could watch Merlin again?

Hey, no need to fight. I love the new status change. I have a rather large sword. I can sing, dance, type fast, and speak with a Spanish accent. Bring it!

Candace said...

I was thinking Boondock Saint. The Dune Mini is even longer than Merlin. ^_^

Your status keeps changing. What will be next??

Michael C said...

I really, really need to leave more comments on each of your posts as Egan and Arm do! Damn the work police who won't let me blog there anymore. Damn them to hell!!

Winters said...

I'll get her for ya,' C. Filfy tealeef.

She'll be doin' the Lambeth walk when I'm dun wiv 'er. Know wot I meen?

Candace said...

Michael - Stinking work police! Don't they know that blogging makes for creative and happy workers??

Winters - Aw, thanks, Winters! I knew I could count on you. The Lambeth walk, eh? Does that happen to end in the River Thames? Fanks, Mate. ^_^

Michael C said...

No, but I tried my best to show them the 'after' me which wasn't near as productive or happy!

Candace said...

Ha ha!! Keep up the bad work! ^_^

Michael C said...

Yeah, but someone referred to me as the new and improved worker today. What the hell!!! Time to quit...

radioactive girl said...

Someone figured out my ebay/paypal password (because I am dumb and they were the same...they are different from each other now) and was sending themselves $600 every couple of days from my bank account. I felt so violated when I found out. I'm glad you got it all taken care of and that you didn't lose any money!

Candace said...

How awful! Mine were very, very similar, and now they are completely different.

Ugh!

When we lived in CA, some asshat got hold of our debit card # and started sending all kinds of crap to Bosnia. WTF?!?!?

Did you get your $ back?

Gawpo said...

Actually, Candacia, since I am going to actually BE over there, I might just as well trek up to Jolly-Olde and bitchslap the biotch for you. Would that work?

Gawpo said...

Here's how it would go:

Knock at door from Gawpo.

Biotch answers door.

Gawpo sez, "Hello. Are you (thows up airquotes) Vicky?"

Vicky sez, "I don't have the slightest idea of what you're talking about."

Gawpo sez, "That's what WE thought you'd say. This is from (your ebay user name here):" and then BAM! Right in the kisser.

Still workin' for ya?

Gawpo said...

Hey, the Armalicious chick is starting to look a lot like that stalker, Gawpo.

Gawpo said...

She keeps leaving comments.

Gawpo said...

Right after she's already left one.

Candace said...

You would be my hero, Gawp! My knigit in shining amour. ^_^

Arm, like myself, can be very commentacious. I love it! You seem to have commentitis as well. We are three of a kind.

Commenters (not) Anonymous party at my house! ^_^