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Warning Signs That Your Email Account Has Been Hacked

posted 21 Dec 2010, 05:29 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 21 Dec 2010, 06:44 ]

In today's  society, most every person has at least one email
account that they use on a  regular basis, and it it not at
all uncommon for a person to have even more than  one email
address. In many cases, a person will use one email address
for  purchases they make online and for things such as
online banking, a separate  email address for colleagues and
contacts at their job, and then a total  separate email
address for communicating with their friends and family.
Each of  these accounts can hold some private and very
important information that is not  intended for others to

When a person  conducts various aspects of business through
the use of their email account, it  can involve many
delicate pieces of information. If a hacker happens onto an
account such as this, it gives them the freedom to go through
all of the  incoming and outgoing emails that have been sent.
When the information they  obtain includes emails where a
person has been handling different credit card  accounts, a
bank account or savings account, the harm that they can
cause could  quickly become a disastrous situation.

There are a few  very distinct signs that you can watch for
as an alert that a hacker has invaded  your email account.
If you are in and out of your email in-box quite regularly,
then you know without a doubt which messages that you have
read and which ones  you have not. A hacked email account
will often show some emails to be read,  when the
account-holder knows they have not read the messages yet.
There are  also times when a person will receive a
notification email, confirming a  password change. When you
receive this type of notification and you know there  have
been no changes made by yourself, it is almost certain that
your account is  under the attack of a hacker.

The first step  you should make, is immediately changing the
password to your account. Then, an  expert private
investigator with experience and the tools to identify
hackers on  the Internet, should be consulted. Using a
reverse email search, these  professionals can quickly stop
these hackers in their tracks.

In many cases,  these experts are not only able to identify
the person that has hacked into your  email with a reverse
email search investigation, but they can also supply you
with other important information to take to the authorities.
The hacker's  telephone number, their address, and even
information in regards to where they  work, are a few vital
pieces of information that a reverse email search
investigation is effective for obtaining.

About the Author:

Ed Oppermaan is Pres Of Opperman Investigations Inc. If you
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