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Hacking/Acquiring Personal Information/Threats

Complaint Rating:  69 % with 13 votes
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Paltalk, Incorporated
United States
In recent weeks, this chat program has been hacked and attacked from overseas as well as within the American continent. Viruses, Spyware has been noticed on people's computers from this program - in which they tell you to download their latest version and all will be fixed. In doing that - even though your information is still "safe" there are hackers out there who also have "friends" who work for this program and they obtain your personal information.

Some of us have been getting prank phone calls as well as threatening phone calls from those who had hacked the chat program. Our children had death threats made upon them and when one does a police report on this illegal action, Paltalk does nothing about those who did this dirty work.

Some years ago, when Paltalk was first hacked, they would find out who did this, and ban them from ever returning to the program. A complaint would go out from Paltalk TO the authorities who would then arrest the hacker/crook and the rest would be history. Sadly this is not done anymore. The creepiest of creeps prosper on this program, your information is not safe, and even though the laws of NYC where Paltalk is incorporated do state it is a crime to hack another's account, clone another's nickname, put personal information into any chat rooms, and make death threats to the victim's children while on the microphone.

Complaints have been made to the "Help Forum" where you are treated as an idiot. You are there trying to protect your family stating a crime is being committed all they have to do - is enter this room and hear what is going on by someone who has no business being in the states as it wants to see all "Jews Die and Roast as Hitler wanted" and that all Christians need to bow down to Allah." (Exact verbage). The "pal-support" does nothing - they lie to you in stating someone with power will address that - you request as this is a crime and there is a police report on it- to be contacted but nothing happens.

Do NOT buy a name - do NOT support such an anti-civil rights program. They want money - they do not want people to enjoy themselves and above all - they do not support the laws of NYC or even enforce their TOS (Terms of Service).

People are leaving the program and never returning. People want a forum to go to - where one can have good discussions, make friends, and even meet old friends - not to be attacked or have their family's lives threaten.

It seems - KKK, Neo-Nazis, pro-Terrorists, just idiotic people can exist -- even though they have had rooms celebrating the carnage of the victims of terrorism, rooms advocating violence to others, and even future terrorist attacks are planned on this program. There have been a growing number of deaths due to this program in which when someone's life has been threatened - nothing is done. The person and his family are butchered and Paltalk acts innocently.

The program needs to go back to it's beginning in which the TOS was enforced and the likes of the bigots and creeps should be banned and reported - they would then be deported as then Paltalk will cooperate with Immigration and other Judicial services.
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 30th of Apr, 2011 by    0 Votes
I have decided to leave paltalk...why...someone is using my real name...as their chat name...goin around...all the chat rooms pretending to be me...pm'ing me on a reg basis...i can no longer set the privacy to have only htos eon my list pm me...and they wont help me to fix it...its unfisable i guess...anyways...that being something i wish i didnt have to do...since i prefer to leave it open...is already a violation of my rights...anyways...im very upset now, , , cause i just left the "help" thats a laugh room and they told me to ignore her...yeah...ignore someone who is pretending to be you in rooms...who has 6 pc's and i am not the only one they are doing this and have done this too...i have been online for 15 yrs and on pal for 10...i have never exp this kind of hatred and violation in my life... at one time were were friends...so she has my adress...and knows a lot about me...she has even gone to the xxx rooms and givin out my name home address and phone number...tell me would you why someone like this is still allowed and paltalk and im the problem!!!
 30th of Apr, 2011 by    0 Votes
oh and she has made up many names...for me...my sons name, my husbands name...the chat name i have used for 7 yrs...with an extra character in it. - she causes trouble with me...under dif names...laffin at me all the while with a dif name in pm
its sick!
 30th of Apr, 2011 by    0 Votes
paltalk stinks!!! when you are harrrassed. I have done worship and sharing the gospel for 15 years online...and this is not possible anymore due to this women...tell me where is the justice!
 30th of Apr, 2011 by    0 Votes
attack is not only hacking...its emotionally as well.
 30th of Apr, 2011 by    0 Votes
Nancy I know what you are going through. Some years ago, Paltalk did do something about it - as it is in their Terms of Agreement. But now - no way would they step in. Especially if it is your family that is being "stalked." This is known as cyber-stalking and it is illegal in most of the free world. There are people who brag about hacking others even of hacking Facebook. And yes they do have criminal records BUT it seems that since they are "refugees" (quotes intentionally) the law is beneath them and they can get away with it.

Do not let them win. Write to the headquarters AND also cc your local police, the newspapers, the district attorney's office AND the FBI. Something MAY or MAY Not come of it. I know of a case where INTERPOL got involved. The loser is still on Paltalk but under many ids. It's main id though is Promote Peace - but it sets up his "friends" who do end up in jail and has three computers even though he's on welfare. Go figure that one.
 17th of Jun, 2011 by    0 Votes
OK, This is a serious situation, Red Stats Level, surely requires to take directive full action... situations derive from personal emotional feelings from one person, onwards to " friends " etc, and the usual ATTACK & HORASSE UNTIL REMOVED FROM PAL AGENDAS... also, the red admins require 1 rule and your out of the program as red admin, on top, AS all red adminivstrative work, fully coppied & shown, when a red hat is in poerations against SERIOUS HACKERS, SERIOUS DEATH THREATS, SERIOUS HATERD AGAINST ALL OTHER THAN THEMSELVES, AND YES, ALL THIS FROM RED HATS... GET IT TOGETHER PALTALK, OR BE IN COURT FOR ADVOCATING & EXCUSIATING YOUR APPARENT RED HATS BEHAVIOUR, OHH, AND, TRULY, IT WOULD BE GOOD AS FOR THEM TO BE EVALUATED ON A MONTHLY PROGRAMM, WITHOUT BIASTNESS OR PERSONAL FEELINGS / EMOTIONS... THE PROBLEM IS, EVERYONE WANTS TO RUN PALTALK, RULE IT, AND GET AWAY FROM THE BLAMES N GAMES... YET, ARE THE ONES ADVOCATING AND CAUSING SUCH, ARE, UNFORTUNATELY, KNOWN, DECLARING WITH THREATS, RED ADMINS, & or, with the abillity to somewhat, opperate as one... safe for the dogs??? or safe for decents ???
 17th of Jun, 2011 by    0 Votes
Eye2see - it looks good in print but the Red Admins do nothing about this. I've gone to them, even wrote to the headquarters; everything regarding this creature Promote Peace and his friends. I have date stamped all threats, even have them on an external drive in case one of his buddies tries to get into my system. This is illegal! He has set up someone who has threatened my daughter with death. The FBI won't get involved even though I had proof that he and his buddies have vandalized churches and synagogues in the UK and California. One day he will slip up badly and one day maybe someone will have had enough and he will be sorry. The one who threatened my daughter was serious by the way. Until someone stopped her.
 17th of Jun, 2011 by    0 Votes
I wonder - do Paltalk even reads this board?
 6th of Aug, 2011 by    0 Votes
DEAR TRANSPLANT NYr.. plse refere to my new nic eues2see2 reply love... appols for poping in to see latest complaints so late.. gbless..
 4th of Apr, 2013 by    0 Votes
iam an administrator on paltalk I have emailed them numerous times about the bad service they are providing .but I never get a reply .they keep updating software but its no different to the version before .also I notice in the chatroom I go in. theres a lot of incest talk which I find disgusting .also allowing rude nicknames .I been on paltalk about 8 yrs now .paid a lot of money in subscriptions .another thing theres a lot of bad room owners too.ok I have had my say for now thanks.
 13th of Sep, 2013 by    0 Votes
Paltalk is an economic enterprise meaning..it cares nothing for you your family your safety or well being. it is there simply put to make money.and everyone is a piece of meat..nothing more. there is no accountability or responsibility...and no enforcement of their tos agreement. having said that. one day i do believe..after being on the program for about ten years and leaving finally out of sheer disgust...that someone will bring a major class action suit against paltalk corporation in new york city..and mr jason katz..will have to answer..for the wrongdoing..with his wallet. this is not just simply a case of hurt feelings or mean spirited people...or major political and religious debates and disagreements..its an issue of CRIMINAL ACTIVITY...being promoted. including but not limited to death threats and tremendous abuse . NO ONE AND I DO MEAN NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW. NOT EVEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. even people with money and power ...you give them enough rope they hang themselves. paltalk corporation thinks all their customer clientele are a bunch of idiots..well they are partially right but not everyone who has this chat program is unintelligent . Something and someone eventually will bring paltalk to its knees. with a major lawsuit..and it will close down. perhaps being bought out. paltalks days are numbered.
 10th of Dec, 2013 by    0 Votes
I hae been using Paltalk for last 2 years...there is a room by name Iniya Tamizhosai meant for Tamils all over the World... I have been its user... we mils converge in the room and sing songs. I go to work in the morning and come late night...just to relax go into this chat room and sing songs...and others also come...the room owner Ramesh_19 runs the room...if any one leaves his room, immediately in proxy nick goes to the room or sends someone and pastes nasty and gly cos abot e persn who leaves...he even threatens them in private and e-mails that to an we go he will come there in the same nick and awkard about us...he threatens...why not paltalk charge these idiots $99.99 a month to run the room LOL..these idiots will better close the rooms and healthy people who really wants to run the room will really run and it would be in a healthy way.. all the nut cases take charge of the room and cause threatening...and chasing away users? will paltalk charge these room owners so that these nut cases no longer run rooms?
 21st of Jul, 2014 by    0 Votes
For all the hacking, for all the bullies and for all the misinformation and gossip for all of the booting... this is why yahoo got rid of their chatrooms.. too many complaints and not enough action. So leave the rooms to the bullies, the gossips and the booters.
 24th of Oct, 2014 by    0 Votes
Beware of bigtony2013
 28th of Nov, 2014 by    0 Votes
Paltalk is a complete joke.99% of the people who chat there, are losers and fakers.Unemployed (employed by pal? lol )perverts looking for camsex posing as "software engineers". You know they 're unemployed by the times they're on. Also, nigerian scammers!! Can't get any worse.
 3rd of Dec, 2014 by    0 Votes
I have a similar complaint but do not know whom to report it to. My paltalk room is catered for Muslim women. A person entered and began posting anti-Islamic comments. (regards prophet rape etc). Then leaves after spamming my room with such nonsense. Such a coward, another user entered recently and *Demanded* to use the mic, although clearly I was on the mic. Even after, I politely informed he can use it when I am finished he got angry with me. Where do such people come from? No manners whatsoever, thankfully I don't use paltalk for personal reasons, simply to try sharing knowledge etc.
Be aware of this Islamophobic individual person: memo_nono7
 1st of Feb, 2015 by    0 Votes
I've been on Paltalk since 2000. Paltalk is the BEST community voice / video of our time. Paltalk offers several options for self-protection. Unfortunately, these options are not used enough. Before blaming Paltalk - please learn to study the program, and until then - stay safe.
Tucson1975
From Winter To Spring English Language Learners
 29th of Mar, 2015 by    0 Votes
I agree. The program has potential...Imagine being able to chat with others around in the world using voice, text, and video...in room settings that bring everyone together. Great in theory. practice is a different story. I removed the program one day after I installed it...The loser quality of the people led me to do this...Many are, as others have stated above, uninformed, bullies, unemployed, and just plain unpleasant to be around.

One politics room turned out to be spirited, until everyone turned on one, calling him gay whle another was mocked for his inabilit8y to speak properly due to a brain injury. Sickening. Plus the quality of conversation was among the lowest I'd ever seen. A room on race was about race baiting not building bridges of understanding.

I then entered two spiritual rooms -- one ghosdog, who sounded like an unemployed redneck from the back woods. Another was a generic spiritual chat room. In both, some rather toxic, nasty women who had been on the service for far too long began demanding I get on the mic. The first time this happened I left. The second time -- in ghosdog's toxic room, I actually engaged the harassers.

One of these crazy, toxic women asked me If I had a mic.
'No, " I replied -- as I had disabled both this and my webcam for the purposes of privacy. As many know, hackers can capture every word you say along with images of you -- and I have had hacker son my computers before, some of whom have managed to get around some pretty strong fire walls.
I made the fatal error of trying to explain this to these crazy, illiterate women. They demanded I get on the mic to introduce myself since "we don't know you."
As anyone knows, you should NEVER give in to cyber bullying, provide personal/private information you don't feel comfortable giving or do anything you don't want to do -- including offering a voice or image which could be recorded and posted all over the Internet (not that this would happen), violate privacy concerns, or which makes you feel comfortable. Does their nosiness supercede my right to privacy and feel safe.
There was no reason for going on the mic beyond letting strangers hear my voice, inviting predators, compromising my privacy, and possible further bullying. What part of no don't they understand...? Why can't they respect the wishes of other people? I wasn't being abusive, annoying, anything...I just came in, introduced myself, and posed an innocuous question in a "spiritual" room where people who are spiritual should have the mental/emotional maturity/stability to respond in kind.
Instead I was jumped on over my lack of mic and abused by these crazy, upper middle aged women (sounded like they were in their late 50s) nastily attacked me over this...
Even when I tried to explain that hackers lurk...they abused me, demanding to know why I would enter a chat forum with video/mic if I Didn't want to go on mic/video? IN response to my hacker comment, one of these toxic middle aged, likely unemployed and living on welfare, harpies twisted my words and said, "Hey, Ghostdog, she thinks we're predators!" and laughed.
Instead of trying to make me feel safe and comfortable, they taunted, mocked, and bullied... Prior to my coming in, the toxic women were whining to Ghosdog about their relationship problem.
Ghosdog then said in his illiterate redneck voice, "Show this person out please" and a minute later I was booted.
It was such an unpleasant experience and the people were so unbelievably toxic, I considered leaving PalTalk altogether. I then went into another spiritual room and explained what had happened. Here I was warmly received -- and people were positive and bright...genuinely spiritual...but the conversation was insipid...I realized by this point three hours had been wasted and thought never again...
I came away with nothing...just lost time. Pal Talk didn't provide interesting, amusing background noise while I worked and continued my life offline.It didn't connect me to any nice people -- through one person -- named "WaterMan" or "ManofWater" send me some very kind, interesting IMs at one point -- The experience was a complete waste...I also suspect that Ghosdog's room is filled with predators, if Ghosdog and his crazy, mentally unbalanced female minions, aren't predators themselves...They pose as spiritual people but are anything but. Spiritual rooms tend to attract kind, positive empathic people (predators' favorite victims)..and they bullied and attacked anyone who didn't do as they said, didn't allow them to control you, who expressed a different point of view, and didnt' allow them to "hear" your voice and "see" you on cam so they could size our (wealth? vulnerability? ease of being victimized? age?) for the taking...
Health people don't act this way. They were both paranoid and predatory...and incredibly vicious...all the while posing and hanging out in a spiritual room. One woman was talking about how a man was vacuuming her house, doing her dishes, and gardening, taking her to dinner..and she whined, "And he wants sex too???" The poor man somehow thought she was interested since she requested and allowed him to do these things...I kept thinking...this nasty woman has either moved herself into his house or has allowed him to move into hers and is exploiting him...and playing him along...Reminded me of a chapter right out of "Web of Lies, " the TV series (look it up!"
Lots of sick weirdos on PayTalk.
As stated, it took me all of a few hours (though I could have reached this same conclusion earlier, but tried to keep an open mind) ton conclude that PalTalk is not for me and quickly uninstalled the problem...It's a time/energy suck for stupid/immature/too young/too old/unproductive/unemployed people...as someone else here said...99 percent are losers...I second that motion!

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