HELP: Paypal funds taken! XBL Link? Do the Shipwrecks know the culprit? Small Update
Okay I'll start from "the beginning" or when I became aware something was wrong.
About two hours ago I was going to order a game off of Lockerz for my friend since it was at a good price with points discount (SFxT SE for $51 or so). I'm checking out at Lockerz and go to signin to PayPal using email "A" (also use this email for CAG and paypal on CAG ).
I get some page that says I was randomly selected or something about security (don't remember the "random" wording that well now). Then I get some page that asks me to change password, security questions etc. I google this to see what's up. Apparently that page shows up if there is some resolution issue.
EDIT: everytime I logoff or session expires and have to sign back in again, the page is the create new password security question etc (tried using email A and B but same).
I check my email A and search for paypal. There was an email from Tuesday after midnight my time. It was from paypal saying "R P" (those are first and last name initials, not going to reveal name atm) would liked to be paid. The amount is $220 .
I go back to paypal and see that my balance is $200 something when it was $400 something days ago. The last two transactions is a "bill" from that person and then payment to him. My paypal is limited and there is an open dispute (I didn't open it so should I be even more worried?).
Googling the person's name didn't get much but his email did. His email got some gamebattles and some music site called soundcloud (6 hits). I then searched again this time replace the underscore in the name with a space. This time 7 hits with bungie, halotracker, halocharts and xbox.com. The gt had the same name "R P" and the avatar appears to be of a black guy if it matters. The location: ******, OH and
Bio: "Шогld Оf Шагсгаfт ツ" (yes thats the font copy/pasted from xbox.com).
This gt has 3000 something gamerscore and blocked activity (okay can see now that I signed in on xbox.com) but I can see that he is currently (or was) playin UFC (now using netflix).
I also found a Linkedin page for a "R P" in Columbus, Ohio. Last name same, first name very similar but if someone were to use a shortened version both nicknames would be the same.
EDIT: his xbl avatar's speach bubble has "R**** P", the same "R" as that linkedin. This is most likely the same person then!
EDIT 2: I looked up Ohio and seems that the distance from the city (suspect's location) and Columbus is over 100 miles. So it may not be the linkedin guy...
I found a "clan member" of his in one of the gamebattles results (the two got raped by another halo clan) and looked that up too. GT doesn't exist anymore. Got a youtube and twitter account and likely his name "Steven W" on bio (twitter name has parts of steve). This name is too common especially when there's a wikipedia page of someone with that name...
I change my password and decide to check email "B". Email B is actual the original email I signed up with paypal and also happens to be the one I use for xbl. Email B has two emails that A doesn't. The first is one saying payment was sent to that person. The timestamp is within a minute of the request payment email that A received (note that both emails are different domains). The other email is from today around 2:30 pm saying that my account is limited until the issue is resolved. Again I never disputed anything but there is an issue opened in paypal. I'm going to call them up tomorrow.
I last used this Paypal on Monday to buy USPS labels (not via ebay). This paypal I haven't used on ebay for over 9+ months to even longer. I do not believe this paypal was ever used on my xbl account (had/have expired cc on their need to take off soon especially with this). This paypal has my cc and bank. I haven't logged onto xbl since last week.
CAGs please give advice! Hopefully paypal cs can help when I call tomorrow (I don't want them looking up my other paypal accounts however - sure I used different telephone numbers!).
Also once Paypal resolves this (hope they do), what should I do from there? Contact MS? Get Shipwreck to take names in Ohio?
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