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'Storage Wars' Stars

Idiot Hackers Tried to

Jack All Our Money!

7/11/2012 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The Bad News
: Two A&E stars from "Storage Wars" almost lost their life's savings when a couple of cyber criminals hijacked their financial accounts last week.

The Good news: The thieves were REALLY dumb.

TMZ spoke with Dan and Laura Dotson -- the auctioneers from  "S. Wars" -- who tell us the hackers remotely broke into their home computer and stole all sorts of critical information, including credit card and bank account numbers.

But the Internet thieves pulled a rookie mistake ... and tried to make some MAJOR purchases all at once ... which immediately raised a red flag with the credit card's security team.

Once the Dotsons were alerted to the situation, they obviously denied the charges -- and quickly  cancelled their cards and changed their account passwords.

It gets worse ... while still connected to the reality TV stars' computer ... the perps began to chat over instant message about the heist in progress. Laura, thinking quickly, took a screen grab of the convo.

Laura and Dan tell us they've already reached out to authorities ... and hope to press charges as soon as cops can identify the culprits.

36 COMMENTS

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1.

Fat Mike    

That's what happens when you try to download porn on the home computer. Buy some virus prtoection, morons.

835 days ago
2.

Tesla_Consulting    

FISHY! Where R u going with ur comp?

835 days ago
3.

LRT    

ENOUGH of that show!

835 days ago
4.

Ace    

Could it be Dave Hester who broke in.......Yuuuup

834 days ago
5.

two cents    

I didn't know these two were married. Wow. Is he any relation to Trump? That hair! Omg, it's been done before, he looks ridiculous.

834 days ago
6.

big'un    

Hmm, I just don't care

834 days ago
7.

oink    

The show is Fake, and so are they..

834 days ago
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Tesla_Consulting    

But baby! I didn't buy a 50 grand leopard couch...it was the hackers! Honest!

834 days ago
9.

Ginger    

I love the show. I don't like her, tho. Her voice is shrill and loud. It grates on the ears.

834 days ago
10.

billy    

I LOVE Dan and Laura! They rock!

834 days ago
11.

Regina    

And that is why I don't do ANYTHING financial over the computer. I don't do my taxes, pay for anything with a credit card over the computer or even store financial info on my computer.
I do like my dad did, pay in cash or money orders. Yeah, credit cards are nice but I don't trust them and don't have them. I don't even have an ATM card.

834 days ago
12.

dUb-iLL    

Wonder who can talk faster: Dan or the Micro-Machines guy?

834 days ago
13.

Denver    

He starts his auctioneer chant and the mute button is pushed. Waiting for a gust of wind to blow that chinchilla off his head. Noooo, that doesnt look like a wig at all!!! cough..

834 days ago
14.

charley    

THIS TAKES THE CAKE...TWO GLORIFIED DUMPSTER DIVERS CALLING SOME HACHER AN IDIOT.....HEY AZZWIPES...IF HE CAN HACK YOUR INFO...DUDE AINT THAT STUPID...SEEMS LIKE YOU TWO TRAILER TRASH FOOLD..SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE PRIVATE ABOUT YOUR AAFFAIRS...

834 days ago
15.

charley    

Storage Wars", PAWN WARS...CAJUN FISHING.....WOMEN OF BROWARD COUNTY...ETC...WHAT THE PHK DO THESE SHOWS HAVE TO DO WITH HISTORY...YEAT THE HISTORY CHANNEL RUNS THESE SHOWS BACK TO BACK...WHAT THE IDIOTS AT THE HISTORY CHANNEL CANT FIND INTERESTING STORIES FROM HISTORY...JUST LIKE MTV AND VH1.....NO LONGER MUSIC CHANNELS...BUT IDIOTIC REALITY SHOWS! WHAT IS HAPPENING TO TELEVISION?

834 days ago
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