April 12th, 2007

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Paypal and account skimming...

I know a number of my friends have had their bank accounts skimmed, usually for online gambling or other difficult-to-trace transactions. I have heard horror stories in the past about PayPal's security, but I'm considering getting a PayPal account. Just on a whimsy, I thought I'd run up a quick poll to see if there's any correlation between 'people who own a PayPal account', and 'people who've had their bank account skimmed'. I am not suggesting for a second that this is true, but it would go some way to allaying my fears.

Please note, if you've had a different account to the one that is associated with PayPal skimmed, can you please not fill in the poll and leave a comment instead? Ta.

Poll #964987 Coincidence?

Paypal and account skimming

I have a paypal account and I have had my account skimmed
2(3.9%)
I have a paypal account and I have NOT had my account skimmed
43(84.3%)
I DO NOT have a paypal account and I have had my account skimmed
0(0.0%)
I DO NOT have a paypal account and I have NOT had my account skimmed
6(11.8%)
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Check out John Romero (co-founder of iD Software)'s blog - aside from the interesting comments on the future of consoles, there are some amusing YouTube videos on there of the effects of drugs on spiders and a really crap fight scene..