Yes friends, it’s happened to me too.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been having a really weird time of it. The first thing to happen was someone hijacked my Google Voice number and started calling random folks in California. These lovely souls called me back because it showed up on their phones as a missed call. I deleted the Google Voice number. And the hijackers started using my actual number. So for the last two weeks I’ve been unable to use my phone because I was getting at least forty of these callbacks a day.
Finally the nice folks at T-Mobile decided to investigate and give me a brand new phone. But a few days ago, before they could do that, the same folks it seems, hacked my PayPal and reloaded a Starbucks card for a lot of money. So I had to shut down my PayPal, and cancel all the cards associated with it. Meaning, all but one credit card which was only about a day or two old.
Seeing as everything stemmed from or led back to my over ten year old Gmail account, I had to assume that my laptop was also compromised. I chucked it, and ordered a new one yesterday. So I’ve been without a laptop for about four days now, which is why no posts.
I finally got my new phone today, downloaded all the necessary apps including WordPress from which I’m now writing this. So far I haven’t received more than two California calls, fingers crossed it stays that way, seems the decision to get a new phone was the right one. My new laptop will be arriving in a few, and I’ll have new posts up in a jiffy.