part two: recovery mode.

March 30, 2010 in advice,my beef,technology downfalls

So while I was dealing with the anxiety of having been taken advantage of, I realized I had no idea how to move forward with the recovery process.



I filled out a form for “Can’t access your account?”

I chose “My account has been compromised,” and filled out an account recovery form.

I put in my recovery email address, filled out all the information and submitted the form.

Then, my backup (which is also my recovery email address) was compromised (aka-hijacked). So what exactly is a hijacked account? It’s when someone hacks your account and takes ownership by changing all of the password information.

This = major problems.

So the email address that was supposed to get emailed information to recover my primary email address was compromised as well.

I had no idea what to do. All of the searches we did told us we should not resubmit another account recovery form.

Finally I found out that it was safe to submit the form again. But,… in order to do this I had to create yet another backup email address so that my information could be sent there.

Yesterday morning I did this and recovered everything. Thankfully.

So thank you all for being so supportive and tryin to help me. Watch for tomorrows super informative post on how to avoid this happening to you!

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah Ann March 30, 2010 at 5:29 pm

I'm so glad that it all worked out! That was an awful thing to have happen!

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Mrs. Lopez March 30, 2010 at 6:15 pm

Im glad you were able to get some of that taken care of. Its so horrible. you will get past it though b/c ur strong!

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Valerie {Next to Heaven} March 30, 2010 at 7:31 pm

I wondered about all of that. I check your blog for any updates, as I figured it was spam, but wanted to check.

I'm so sorry all this happened to you, but I'm glad you're getting it all worked out.

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Krystyn March 30, 2010 at 7:41 pm

I'm so sorry, but I'm glad you got everything worked out.

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Lil' Woman March 30, 2010 at 10:41 pm

Bless your heart girl, I'm glad you got everything recovered!! 🙂

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Melissa March 31, 2010 at 12:23 am

I'm so glad you got everything worked out. That is so scary!

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Simply Valorie March 31, 2010 at 2:16 am

I'm so glad you got things worked out! I'm sorry that happened to you in the first place. 🙁

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alexa - cleveland's a plum April 2, 2010 at 5:30 pm

when i got the email i was just like, OH, NO!

sorry you had to go through with that!

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