Please be careful when helping people - page 3

When trying your utmost best to help the ones who ask for nclex help be careful, I have turn over kaplan username and password to someone on this forum and they had hacked into my computer, every... Read More

  1. by   LauraF, RN
    Soon2be- You are very kind hearted. And I am sorry you have been taken advantage of. Please follow the above advice and have a firewall installed right away. This person will continue to mess with you until you can lock them out. You also may consider turning your computer off when not using it.
    I know you have heard this a million times. There are some horrible horrible people in this world. And although allnurses is one of the best sites I visit, they can not assure that everyone on here is who they say they are nor their intentions. Please file this under lesson learned and protect your big heart. DO NOT TRUST ANYONE!
  2. by   BeachPrincess
    Soon2be that is awful, sorry this happened to you. I hope Suzanne gets the person good!
  3. by   kawos01
    I think it was very kind of you do that! However I bELIEVE u should have given the acess to kaplan after u have known for certain that u pass nclex and don't need to use it anymore. Many atimes u hear people say "I let my friend use my my account after I passed and did not need it anymore". What u did was gracious and in my opinion u can't blame this person. u gave them th e codes and u expect them to use it as they are preparing to take nclex as well. Meanwhile I reccomend u change your password and usename.

    Good luck with everything...
  4. by   Cheyenne RN,BSHS
    futurenurse35 wrote::: you thought you were helping someone, when infact you hurt yourself in the process. make sure when you help someone next time, you do not hurt yourself in the process and also do not break agreement.


    soon2bernkay31 wrote:
    i know what i did cause this to happen to me, but i was not expecting that, and thought since all of us are trying to be nurses, we have to be in good will and honest, but i guess some are from from that, and may encounter problems with their license getting revoke late, thanks for the reply, no need to slap it in my face, everyone learned by their mistakes thank you, i will look out next time. no need for criticizing, if you had followed my post i admit what i did was not correct, think i have not learned my lesson, anyone with out sin please cast the first stone...]


    i do agree with what some of the other writers have suggested about changing your account numbers, passwords,and even your contact numbers. you may even need to choose a different internet service provider and close out any existing account. you may to write them to follow up any phone calls to prevent any future abuses. the main thing is you do whatever you have to do to be safe.

    write/call and inform these places that you have been victimized and need to specify a code word that only you would choose. insist that any changes to your account must have the exact code word attached. (some places call it a pin number or a picture symbol if done online)

    i was a victim or crime and fraud abuse an i am still paying the consequences....emotionally as well as finacially. it is a horrid thing to think you are doing the right thing and then later finding that you have been betrayed and then victimized

    soon2bernkay31 nurse, i am really sorry that you have had to go through so much betrayal and pain and now fear of being re-hacked . we have all made choices that turned around and bit us in the butt later on.
  5. by   RNKay31
    Thanks to everyone for their kind words and support through this horrible time, while preparing for my boards, I have purchased Norton anti-virus, and in the process of making alot of changes, to my computer, my heart and my sorroundings, thanks guys.
  6. by   LauraF, RN
    Quote from Soon2BeRNKay31
    Thanks to everyone for their kind words and support through this horrible time, while preparing for my boards, I have purchased Norton anti-virus, and in the process of making alot of changes, to my computer, my heart and my sorroundings, thanks guys.

    Listen, anti-virus is something totally different. If your going to go that route go with Norton Internet Security Suite. My husband is a sys admin. He gets paid a lot of money to help big companies secure themselves. This is what he recommends: get rid of the norton products, they are resource hogs and introduce security holes, there are 4 free products that will fix your problem,
    Avast anti-virus, Ad-aware, spy-bot search and destroy, and microsoft windows defender. These are all online. You have to use all of the 3 anti-spywares together to catch it all. The other is anti-virus.
  7. by   nindot
    hi i really wanted to use the kaplan question trainer and qbank but i cant afford it, is there a way i can purchase it from someone who has passed nclex already and wont be needing those anymore for a much lower price of course, pleeeeeease hope anyone can help me with this!
  8. by   RNKay31
    Quote from nindot
    hi i really wanted to use the kaplan question trainer and qbank but i cant afford it, is there a way i can purchase it from someone who has passed nclex already and wont be needing those anymore for a much lower price of course, pleeeeeease hope anyone can help me with this!
    That is ILLEGAL
  9. by   RebeccaJeanRN
    :yeahthat:

    Quote from nindot
    hi i really wanted to use the kaplan question trainer and qbank but i cant afford it, is there a way i can purchase it from someone who has passed nclex already and wont be needing those anymore for a much lower price of course, pleeeeeease hope anyone can help me with this!
    Some people don't know that its illegal to pass along passwords and such for Kaplan Trainer & QBank, but it IS illegal to share your password (or sell it) and have someone else use the online program that you paid for. And really everyone: what is wrong with that? Someone has to pay to support the company, the web program & updating material, and all the salaries. But back to the OP's question: you CAN buy a used Kaplan book and CD that is a year or two old on Ebay (from when Kaplan used to do questions on CD, which they stopped because people were re-selling and/or copying them). Its not illegal to do that, but the risk is that some content will be out of date. Most won't be. Good luck to you!
  10. by   RebeccaJeanRN
    P.S. nindot...curious that you didn't read any posts above yours before asking your question?

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