Finally got my account restored guys..Patience worked so did trust

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  1. Munawar Mohamad

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    Just got an email from the Amazon team.Would love to share it with u ppl especially the advice at the bottom they gave to keep our accounts safe

    After careful review of your account, we believe it may have been accessed and used by a third-party to attempt to make purchases without your permission. It seems that someone obtained your personal account and/or financial information elsewhere, and used it on Amazon.com to access your account. Please note that no unauthorized charges were completed as we were able to cancel the order(s).

    We have taken immediate steps to secure your account. We’ve assigned a new, temporary password to prevent further access by the unauthorized third-party, and removed any credit cards or other payment methods from your account. Additionally, if any information was added to your account by someone other than you, it has been removed. Your account access has been restored and is available to use at your convenience.

    You’ll need to reset your password when you return to our site. Just click “Your Account” at the top of our Home page and select “Forgot your Password?” in the Settings section.” Enter your email address as prompted, and once completed, we'll send you an e-mail containing a personalized link. Click the link from the e-mail and follow the directions provided. Your new password will be effective immediately. Please note that you will need to re-enter your complete credit or debit card number during the checkout process.

    It is important to know that Amazon.com accounts can only be accessed by those who know personal, specific information about you and your account, including your email address and Amazon.com password. As mentioned above, it appears someone obtained this personal account information elsewhere and used it on Amazon.com to access your account.

    While it is not clear how this happened in your case, we do know that personal account information is often obtained by scam artists who send unsolicited email to unsuspecting users asking them to "update" their account information. The email usually contains a link to a website that is controlled by the thief asking the user to submit personal information including email address, password, credit card number, and other relevant information. Once the information is obtained, the scam artist can then gain access to numerous online accounts since many internet users frequently use the same user name, email address, password, and financial information at multiple web sites.

    Please know that Amazon.com employees will *never* ask for your password, nor will we ever send an email asking you to verify personal information.

    Although it appears someone did access your Amazon.com account, they would not have been able to view your full credit card numbers as they are never displayed on our site. However, it is possible your credit card numbers may have been compromised at the time your other personal information was obtained. Therefore, we suggest you carefully review recent credit card statements to check for any unusual activity or unauthorized charges.


    In the future, you can protect your Amazon.com password and account by following some of these safety tips:
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    1. Choose a good password: Use at least 8 characters and a combination of letters and numbers. Do not use single dictionary words, your name or other personal info that can be easily obtained, or a password that contains part of your email address.

    2. Password protection: Avoid using the same password at multiple sites or for your email account. Do not share your password with others.

    3. Account protection: Be cautious of unsolicited emails that appear to come from reputable online shops or services that ask you to submit personal information such as your credit card number, email address, and password. Often these emails will look as though they come from the company you're familiar with, and the email will ask you to click on a link and "sign in". You should never provide this kind of personal information in an unsolicited email.

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    #1 Munawar Mohamad, Sep 27, 2012
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  2. Munawar Mohamad

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    And friends now i present to u the name of the assol hu robbed my account who fucked it up for me.Sadly this guy belongs to my nation or atleast the name sounds so.Unfortunately I cudnt find any other details about him on the tampered profile.

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    Just waiting for the Mturk settings to work fine as before so that i can strt completing HITS.Bad luck sending them a mail shows "internal error"

    Thanks for your concerns and prayers fellow mates.It just worked fine and I am so happie :)
     
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  3. jaroba07

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    Congratulations! I'm glad it all worked out for you! :)

    Thank you for sharing the information about steps for us to take to protect our accounts!
     
  4. Munawar Mohamad

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    Thanx Jaroba...God bless ya and ya hubby :)
     
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    Congratulations! Glad they were able to help you.
     
  6. abrahamrohithroy

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    Damn, that was indeed a hacker attack.

    Anyways, congratulations. And, did you get your money back?
     
  7. Munawar Mohamad

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    thanks brdeanf...Yep really glad I am to get my account re-instated
     
  8. Munawar Mohamad

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    Yep truly a hacker attack...Thanks abraham

    Nop..Since they have cancelled the Payments option under my account,I find difficulty in collaborating my Amazon payment details with the Mturk system.When i try to accept a HIT it shows that i need to provide tax information and also i need to enroll again to withdraw cheques.When i try to enroll it shows some error notifications.Seems like my account has gona back to those first 10 day hold-on period though earnings are the same as before.As Mturk email support aint working ryt no,i will still have to wait to get things settled down.Having a live chat with an Amazon representative ryt nw to get it more knowledgeable:)
     
  9. Mohammed Ibrahim

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    Congratulation Munawar, be careful in future, good luck.
     
  10. Munawar Mohamad

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    Thanx Ibrahim :) Yep I will be
     
  11. Whimsy

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    that's fkn awesome. i'm happy you've got your account back.
     
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    I'm so relieved for you. Your account back and all your money returned? And the guy who did it publicly exposed as a thief?

    Awesome.
     
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    I am so happy for you, that this whole mess was resolved and you got your account and money back. What a nightmare!
     
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    That's awesome! I'm glad it got resolved for you and you didn't lose any of your hard earned money!
     
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    Gratz Munawar. I am glad you got it all fixed and didn't lose your account or cash. Let this teach you to be on top of security when it comes to important things like this. Take care.
     
  17. alian1980

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    Wow.... thats an absolutely awesome news..... just goes to show they have a good fraud detection team, and they are working to get such issue fixed. I hope they also settle the cash in your account, as they have already blocked the GC transaction. Keep on communicating with them, they may ask for the scanned verification documents again.
     
  18. Munawar Mohamad

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    Yep sure 2muchTurking..I have got all the details of the rogue who creeped into my account...mobile number...kindle email address etcetra...

    But now involves a few complications like getting the mturk account set once again like enrolling as being Indian to recv cheques...Also gettin my money from Amazon payments account back to the mturk current balance

    Lets hope evrything gets perfect in a few days time :)
     
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  19. Munawar Mohamad

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    Exactly they have done a good job for my concern.Yep just gota manage things like address and verification and all back to normal until i strt turking again.Also waiting eagerly for a response mail from the Amazon team regarding transferring back my money from d Amazon payments account back to the mturk current balance
     
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