In which I am stupid…

…so, so stupid that I can’t believe it. Yes, I fell for what on reflection should have been an easily spotted spoof email from PayPal, especially as immediately after responding to it, I received it seven more times. But by that time I had given my name, address, credit card details and even security code to some bastard posing as PayPal and asking me to re-confirm my details.

How could I be so dumb as to go through all that without reflecting for a moment that it could be fake? Admittedly, they did log me in to my real PayPal account, with all my real transactions on display, so it was a clever scam. But even so… I hang my head in shame. And I have had to cancel my credit card for the second time in a year (the last time was when someone hacked into my card, but fortunately the card company spotted it and refused to pay up).

So now I have to learn a new card number and a new security number, and change all the details stored in online sites where I shop frequently, and also to hit my head several times on the floor.

Yesterday was not a good day.

2 thoughts on “In which I am stupid…

  1. We all make mistakes. Pick yourself up, brush yourself off, forgive yourself and move on.

    Yeh, I know, easier said than done. But marvellous people can do these things…

    …and you are marvellous!

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