Kinguin/PayPal Hack, How?
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I got an email from Kinguin welcoming me with details of my account and password and details about a gift card I had purchased and was charged to my PayPal account which was all news to me as I had never heard of Kinguin before.
Also the details were not mine they were of some woman living at a fake address, at least according to Google maps it was.
I thought at first it was some kind of scam so ignored it but a couple of days later when I signed into my PayPal account there was a charge for a $25 gift card, converted to sterling.
I contacted PayPal about this saying I did not buy a gift card from Kinguin but after a day they said it was an authorised transaction and would not cancel it.
I phoned PayPal and explained what happened but the person I spoke to was not all that helpful so I am waiting to hear back from them.
I also contacted Kinguin who eventually cancelled the gift card purchase because I had not passed security for the purchase, probably because I did not authorise it.
So how could someone just using my email address sign me up to Kinguin and purchase a gift card in a name and address that was not mine and charge it to my PayPal account?
I have changed all my passwords now of course.
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