I have a paypal account which I only use to pay for stuff occasionally on ebay. I used my PP account to pay for a couple of ebay items about a week ago. I've had a PP account for quite a few years without problem.
This morning I received an email from PP confirming a payment for £70 to John Smith.
I have never heard of this person and haven't authorized any payments apart from two small amounts a couple of weeks ago. Oddly about an hour or two later I received an email from John Smith (he has a hotmail account) which was ranting and calling me names. Bizarre.
I didn't click on any of the email links but accessed PP in my usual way which seems secure. There had indeed been a payment made from my account to John Smith. I checked with my bank and they confirm it also. I have changed my password on my PP account.
I am going through the Fraud Resolution thing directly with PP and hope for a good outcome.
However, what I want to know how my account has been accessed by a third party. I've googled etc but can't find a definitive answer. I access my ebay and PP accounts only at home on my own laptop. it is a wireless connection but is secured using WSK 2 or whatever its called. Never had others problems of this sort before.
Can anyone explain so I can understand and protect myself for the future.