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Secure your accounts
      #186103 - 04/12/06 07:36 PM

Just a reminder.

I had an email from my bank this morning. They locked down my account last night.

It seems someone had tried to access my account, but after getting the password wrong three times, the account automatically locks.

The good news. The security worked. What did disturb me was that my user ID isn't common and someone had that. I never use my name or something like that, but somehow someone had at least gotten my user ID, if not my password.

Like many people I think it's a pain to use a bunch of user ID and passwords, but after today, I have changed each of my online financial accounts to a unique username and a unique password. Knowing my memory I'll probably end up locking myself out of my own accounts, but better me than some stranger.

We all know the dangers...but never think it will happen to us. I was really lucky that the security features did their job.

Protect not only your passwords, but your user IDs....and change them from time to time.

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      #186106 - 04/12/06 07:49 PM

I had the same thing happen to me! I don't know how they got my user ID. Fortunately I always pick complex passwords with combinations of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and punctuation marks (so they didn't get in).

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      #186127 - 04/12/06 10:20 PM

Internet fraud. I bought a ticket online, and someone else bought cell phones, $300 shoes, Baby Gap, I don't have any damn kids!! It was a mess. $900.00 of my money!!

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