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  1. My online store was hit again. This is the 4th time since January. I unlisted all but the cheapest items and thinking that the criminal had been caught, relisted everything a week ago. They hadn't been and I was hit again yesterday [2/10]. Would it be safer to sell in-world only where there is a record of who stops in your store and there isn't the option to buy as a gift? How do you protect yourself from having your accounts hacked? Is it safe to give out an http address to someone else inworld if they ask for one? I had someone ask for this so they could find an item in my MP store-I didn't give it out as I thought it was strange request. But, I can't protect myself if I don't know how this happens in the first place. I know the obvious about not giving out passwords but is there anything else I can do? I don't want to be a victim to this in the future and I am tired of being a victim to this person who keeps stealing from me.
  2. Please stop lol!!!! You have an answer [way too long though] for everything!!. Anyway, take your opinions, live your life and grant others the same respect. Have a good day!
  3. I forgot to add - don't pick up the phone when its a robocall. They are easy to spot. Friends and family's numbers show on the receiver. If you don't recognize the number, let the machine take it. I do not talk to them ever but I do report phishing emails. I just don't understand how, given your age, how you could not care about personal privacy. How can you not see where this is going, especially with the advent of AI? This doesn't bode well for society. If Elon Musk even warns that safeguards need to be put in place now regarding AI before it is too late, that tells me a lot about the dangerous direction our technologic age is taking us. Personal privacy is a gift that should be safeguarded not treated nonchalantly. Wow, this has gone way off topic!
  4. You can't protect yourself! No matter how hard you try too. There have been so many security breaches from financial institutions to government agencies. Why? Because they often do not do enough to protect themselves. If you really want to get into cybersecurity, check out KrebsonSecurity.com He is brilliant and his job is to hack the hackers. Anyway, it's up to you if you want to leave your life wide open. Next time you go to the pharmacy and fill a prescription? The DEA has access to every prescription you have filled since the inception of PDMP; same with all your medical records. Everything you do, say, watch, read, ect. is data mined and stored all without your consent. If you don't mind living in a draconian society that's your choice but most people do. I do. And guess what, I have never "fouled up" and I am not a liar. I have also been part of the net back when it was Lexus/Nexus; long time and have seen the many changes happen to our society because safeguards for our privacy were not put in place. I called you a troll only because you were talking like one.
  5. LL is taking their commissions out of the transactions that were invalid. Please contact them as they shouldn't be taking money from a fraudulent account but yet making us lose the money and our inventory. It's not right.
  6. This is a hard way to communicate with others; we can't hear vocal inflections nor see body language. Words can mean different things to different people but I am glad you said something so I could explain myself. I did talk to the person who had his account hacked and he lost a lot of money. I think he is protected by PayPal and he should be reimbursed; I hope so anyway. He is a nice guy.
  7. No not at all. I feel bad for anyone who's accounts were hacked or fake Lindens used to purchase items. Did my comment sound like I was blaming the buyer? I sure didn't mean it to sound like that! [that's the trouble with these kinds of communications; misunderstandings] I don't know who started it, no one does but it does sound like a few of us were hit.
  8. This is the second time this has happened to me. The first time was due to LL own servers! But, they didn't reimburse anyone for their losses even though it was LL fault! "It's in the TOS" they told me when I tried to get a reimbursed for their mistake. LL never loses money, their customers always pay the losses. Not too user friendly.
  9. The second time this has happened. LL has taken, $ 35.00 out of my account and I am out the no-copy merchandise. I know who bought it so I sent an IM asking for the return of the items. Giving the person who "gifted" them the opportunity to make it right. They have been here for 13 yrs. It's hard to believe that someone with that length of time would deliberately use fake Lindens. He could also be a victim [unless many sellers were victimized here], I don't know.
  10. You don't "do business" with TransUnion, they do your business. "Anyone can foul up"? You are making excuses for companies who do don't what is necessary to protect your information? Well you deserve to have your identity stolen then! My point was is your data isn't safe if it is online. By the way, using a real photo, you have lent yourself to facial recognition software without you even giving consent. Don't ask me what I am doing here,. ask yourself that troll!
  11. The breach at TransUnion and the theft of millions of people's identities. well that goes to show that if they can't keep people's data safe, how can we expect LL to?
  12. I will sometimes, when searching for a specific item, check "copy" under the Permissions. This helps eliminate any gacha items from coming up since they are no-copy items. It really helps eliminate the gacha clutter during a search.
  13. They probably wouldn't like losing the money they make off of each and every item that is sold through the MP. Must be quite lucrative for them.
  14. I don't have any real solutions to offer; just some observations. The gacha machines became tighter about a year or so ago. That meant receiving a lot more commons before receiving the rare [which is usually what is wanted] and now those extra commons are flooding the MP. There also seem to be many new creators getting involved along with those that have been around for a long time. That has also played a role. Maybe asking the creators to loosen up their machines a bit to what they used to be would help every player keep their extra items to a manageable level and the creator will still make a profit. Maybe we won't see 18 pages of the same item with prices starting at 20 lindens. As far as events go, it seems that the creators who have been around for a long time have left most events and sell their own items at their own event or store. I don't know why but they must have left for a reason. Personally, I wish there were trade in [or something] on most items. If I see, for example, a living room set I like but I already own 2 sets. I won't buy a new one because I can't resell or trade in the old ones I already have and I don't need 3 living room sets. That doesn't help support the new creators which I would like to do.
  15. It is not out of the realm of possibility that they receive RL info, I don't know It doesn't really matter but, yet again it does. I guess it just depends on how much privacy we feel we should have and how much privacy is actually taken from us. Where does the line ever get drawn? If you keep allowing invasive companies like Facebook to have your data; if there is no pushback, there will be no checks put in place. Speaking of place, this isn't it to get into privacy and politics but a good example for RL is my husband and I get really tired of junk mail, spam and robocalls and I know that they are generated off of the information that has been sold by numerous data collectors. I also wondered what possibly could Facebook use with the information that I bought a medieval castle or a Formula 1 race car for instance. Sell that info to who? Who would want it? So, I also don't know what kind of info they are collecting but, they are collecting it otherwise there would not be a connection to their site. I just promised to post the screenshot of the MP and Facebook. Everyone do what they will with it. It is an individual decision. ps. I don't have a Facebook account
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