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Is anyone associated with Game Ink here? I was recently charged $10,000 on my PayPal account by them. I bought some gaming t-shirts from them in March of 2010 (about $50 worth), but nothing at all lately. In fact, it looks like their website has been down for some time (www.gameink.net). Just wondering if anyone else has had anything weird like that.

I have filed claims with PayPal and my credit card.

~ Ryan
 
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$10,000....man, that's a lot of t-shirts.
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If an unauthorized charge of $10,000 showed up anywhere on any account I had, I assure you the word "odd" would be the last word I would use. (Bless your kindly heart.)

In fact, speaking of shirts, here is a shirt listing the words where I would start:

And it would likely go downhill from there.

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Is that what the gold lame Agricola shirt was about. Looks expensive and probably worth $10k.

I'm smelting it right now.

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Is anyone associated with Game Ink here? I was recently charged $10,000 on my PayPal account by them. I bought some gaming t-shirts from them in March of 2010 (about $50 worth), but nothing at all lately. In fact, it looks like their website has been down for some time (www.gameink.net). Just wondering if anyone else has had anything weird like that.

I have filed claims with PayPal and my credit card.

~ Ryan
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Hrm, we've been out of business for a year, but I never did close the Paypal account. I'm just now checking into what the deal might have been here.
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"Hmmm. How quaint! I seem to have been charged a sum of no less than 10,000 dollars on PayPal. Well, I'm almost certain it was erroneous and will humbly contact the appropriate authorities regarding the matter. I'm sure whoever is doing this is just hard-up for cash and while I can't condone their actions, I sympathize with their plight. Hum dee dummm"

^^^^How I imagine the OP's internal monologue upon seeing this "odd" 10k charge
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Yeah, I just checked and have no idea what the deal is. I responded to the pending unauthorized claim saying that we did not initiate this charge, and either the account was hacked or some wacky error occurred in the Paypal system.

Were you actually charged the $10,000? If so, our Paypal account balance is $0, so I know the money wasn't transferred. I assume $10,000 was just requested?
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sirshandlar wrote:
Is anyone associated with Game Ink here? I was recently charged $10,000 on my PayPal account by them.

Canadian? Or USD?
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chaddyboy_2000 wrote:
Yeah, I just checked and have no idea what the deal is. I responded to the pending unauthorized claim saying that we did not initiate this charge, and either the account was hacked or some wacky error occurred in the Paypal system.

Were you actually charged the $10,000? If so, our Paypal account balance is $0, so I know the money wasn't transferred. I assume $10,000 was just requested?


Hi Chad,

The $10,000 is sitting on my credit card right now. Paypal is still "investigating". I appreciate your quick response. I should've posted when it first happened (about a week ago)!

~ Ryan

P.S. It is $10,000 US, so it is actually $10,180 Can. on my credit card I believe.
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Quote:

P.S. It is $10,000 US, so it is actually $10,180 Can. on my credit card I believe.


here is the horror of the whole thing
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sirshandlar wrote:
chaddyboy_2000 wrote:
Yeah, I just checked and have no idea what the deal is. I responded to the pending unauthorized claim saying that we did not initiate this charge, and either the account was hacked or some wacky error occurred in the Paypal system.

Were you actually charged the $10,000? If so, our Paypal account balance is $0, so I know the money wasn't transferred. I assume $10,000 was just requested?


Hi Chad,

The $10,000 is sitting on my credit card right now. Paypal is still "investigating". I appreciate your quick response. I should've posted when it first happened (about a week ago)!

~ Ryan

P.S. It is $10,000 US, so it is actually $10,180 Can. on my credit card I believe.

Yikes, as soon as this is resolved (which I assume it will be since my account is showing $0 and the transaction reversed), I'm shutting down Game Ink's Paypal account since we're out of business anyways.

However, make sure to change at least change your Paypal password, as it appears that the transaction was initiated from your end. There's no record of the money being requested from my end; just the standard email that so-and-so has sent me money (albeit not so standard when I see that it was for $10,000!).
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chaddyboy_2000 wrote:
sirshandlar wrote:
chaddyboy_2000 wrote:
Yeah, I just checked and have no idea what the deal is. I responded to the pending unauthorized claim saying that we did not initiate this charge, and either the account was hacked or some wacky error occurred in the Paypal system.

Were you actually charged the $10,000? If so, our Paypal account balance is $0, so I know the money wasn't transferred. I assume $10,000 was just requested?


Hi Chad,

The $10,000 is sitting on my credit card right now. Paypal is still "investigating". I appreciate your quick response. I should've posted when it first happened (about a week ago)!

~ Ryan

P.S. It is $10,000 US, so it is actually $10,180 Can. on my credit card I believe.

Yikes, as soon as this is resolved (which I assume it will be since my account is showing $0 and the transaction reversed), I'm shutting down Game Ink's Paypal account since we're out of business anyways.

However, make sure to change at least change your Paypal password, as it appears that the transaction was initiated from your end. There's no record of the money being requested from my end; just the standard email that so-and-so has sent me money (albeit not so standard when I see that it was for $10,000!).


All involved parties should check their Paypal accounts and make sure the accounts they're linked to are what they should be.

This sounds like someone that's hacked accounts and is funneling payments into their own bank account.
 
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If an unauthorized charge of $10,000 showed up anywhere on any account I had, I assure you the word "odd" would be the last word I would use. (Bless your kindly heart.)

In fact, speaking of shirts, here is a shirt listing the words where I would start:

And it would likely go downhill from there.



Mine:

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All involved parties should check their Paypal accounts and make sure the accounts they're linked to are what they should be.

This sounds like someone that's hacked accounts and is funneling payments into their own bank account.

Yeah, the bank account info is all in good shape on our end.
 
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chaddyboy_2000 wrote:
Hrm, we've been out of business for a year, but I never did close the Paypal account. I'm just now checking into what the deal might have been here.

man, I feel silly for checking in from time to time to see if you back up.
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chaddyboy_2000 wrote:
hskrfn822 wrote:
All involved parties should check their Paypal accounts and make sure the accounts they're linked to are what they should be.

This sounds like someone that's hacked accounts and is funneling payments into their own bank account.

Yeah, the bank account info is all in good shape on our end.


And I of course changed my password and security questions and ordered a new credit card.

~ Ryan
 
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sirshandlar wrote:
chaddyboy_2000 wrote:
hskrfn822 wrote:
All involved parties should check their Paypal accounts and make sure the accounts they're linked to are what they should be.

This sounds like someone that's hacked accounts and is funneling payments into their own bank account.

Yeah, the bank account info is all in good shape on our end.


And I of course changed my password and security questions and ordered a new credit card.

~ Ryan


In case you haven't done all of this already: I'd also suggest giving your computers a complete check-up, or having a professional do it, not using PP on a computer that you can't trust, and making sure that your new password isn't something that someone reading up on you (or knowing you) could guess (So no names of family members, pets or friends, important dates, etc.).
Something random along the lines of re32xXFFqdsQWE!!4532SSCQaaq or something, or a long enough combination of random words, maybe with a few spelling errors or substituted numbers for letters and so on, or some kind of alphanumeric mnemonic that you can remember (without writing it down anywhere or saving it on your hard drive).

And of course, if you're sharing your computer/network, tell everyone to be careful what they download and install, to keep their protection up-to-date, to check whether their favourite porn sites are trustworthy and similar things.

Obviously doing all of this doesn't give you 100% ironclad protection, but at least it makes you a much less attractive target than a good 90% of the computer using public.
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P.S. It is $10,000 US, so it is actually $10,180 Can. on my credit card I believe.


here is the horror of the whole thing


I agree... everybody knows Canadian dollars should be worth more than American ones. surprise
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Shawn350 wrote:
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P.S. It is $10,000 US, so it is actually $10,180 Can. on my credit card I believe.


here is the horror of the whole thing


I agree... everybody knows Canadian dollars should be worth more than American ones. surprise



Yes with the way we are printing money it should be 2 to 1
 
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Update: Finally, everything has been resolved. I received a notification from Paypal a couple of days ago saying that they had concluded their investigation and I spoke to my credit card today and the $10,000 has been refunded. It took a little over two weeks, but probably would have been much longer if not for the contribution of Chaddyboy to the process. A big thanks to Chad for helping me get this straightened out!

~ Ryan
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