Stupid! Stupid! Stupid! That's me kicking myself all the way around SL. Last Sunday while waiting to go out for a lovely Mother's Day Brunch, I was in a (reliable) group talking about different items related to the group objective. Everyone was complaining how huge their inventories were getting and I was right along with them. A few people mentioned different organizers that could be purchased through Marketplace. I was listening intently and thought this might be a good idea for me to be able to get my inventory under control. Not thinking, I clicked on one of the Marketplace addresses that was offered. Well, it was definitely the WRONG thing to click on. I wondered why it didn't take me any place - hmmm - shrugged my shoulders and continued on.
The next morning I decided to take a quick log in before work. I had bought some planters for my home and wanted to see how they looked. I couldn't log in. Never thought anything about it until a friend emailed me to say I was "persona non grata". I quickly tried again and still couldn't log in. I was nobody!
So, yes. When I clicked on that link, it gave someone my log in identification and they literally wiped me out and deleted my account. Through the perseverance of Linden Labs, I was able to get my identity back AND the money into my account. I was so grateful. I did get most of my inventory back except for my new flower planters, some furniture and my pet flamingo.
This was a tough lesson. I've been in SL long enough to know that everyone here is NOT my friend; that everyone here is NOT here for fun; and that everyone here is NOT honest.
I paid the price. I should have known better.
Good Night for now.