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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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16.

Lucas    

LOL Good Luck!

771 days ago
17.

Flying Blind    

I watch the show sometimes, Barry's enteraining at times. But when she does her little "Pay the Lady" dance, it's pretty sad.
Also they have to check the lockers for drugs or dead bodies before the show. And i've read (so it must be true) that they pad a locker once in a while.

771 days ago
18.

Sean    

LOLOLOLOLOLOL they called these 2 "STARS" good one ! P.S. your show is fake, good luck in life , YUUUUUP !

771 days ago
19.

snuffy    

She is kinda annoying and fake, but on the plus side she does have a nice rack.

617 days ago
20.

aquariusman22    

the crew from Storage Wars each get $ 10,000 an episode so when they bitch because they over paid 500 on a locker is only thing unreal Dave Hesster is an ASS

617 days ago
21.

chuck    

dan and his wife are cool people.
there makeing money and your not!
most of you are morons!
u go dan.
(chuck & his daughter racheal)

554 days ago
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