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Old 01-06-2018, 02:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Well, it's still in my wallet, but the number was stolen.
Probably by a skimmer at a local store somewhere.
I got an email alert, and canceled both the card & all the charges made on it.
Someone will be disappointed they won't be getting the $1200+ of stuff they ordered.

Fricking thieves. Oh well, at least I caught it before anything was shipped out.
They gets nothing.
Except maybe a trip to jail for grand larceny, wire fraud, interstate theft, and a few other charges they are facing.
They weren't too bright because they put in their home address when they placed the orders.
Bwahahaha.
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My wife's debit card was recently compromised. I found nine $100 charges on our checking account on New Year's Day. I caught them while they were still in pending state, so my bank was able to immediately block the charges.
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I live in the UK and got a phone call from a nice woman in Canada one day asking if I’d ordered $1000 worth of T shirts to be delivered to an address in New York! She correctly guessed I hadn’t and after I confirmed this she cancelled the order and suggested I cancel my card. How they got my card number is anyone’s guess but it proved it’s a global problem.
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They weren't too bright because they put in their home address when they placed the orders.
Bwahahaha.

Herb; Often the address will be an empty or vacate house. They show up and collect the package. OR the person is an unwitting dup. "Hello, excuse me I ordered something and accidentally mistyped my address, did you receive anything recently for Herb .....?"

PLUS; the credit card company often doesn't pursue it with the police.

Oh final thing; In Canada and Europe, when paying by credit card, they bring a small wireless device to your table to process the card right in front of you. It's too easy in the USA for a server or clerk to record the magnetic strip on your card and duplicate it onto a blank card. or record the numbers on the card.
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They gets nothing.
Except maybe a trip to jail
Sorry to hear. It's a bad inconvenience. Had this happen 2x. Fortunately we are not liable. As for jail...we need more...bigger and better...pack em in. Standing room only.

Nov 4th 1980 election night I lost my credits cards along with my wallet. Was not a hacker. It was a personal transfer. Got robbed. What hurt was they got caught...one not guilty by jury, The other 10 years probation. Anyway the memory lingers. I hate every piece of chit out there. Hackers, Skimmers, Robbers...may all of them get stuck in traffic with stomach cramps.
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Someone tried getting $1200 out of my debit card. My bank caught it because I didn't have $1200 in my account. If was the day before I got paid so if they did it a day latter they would have got the money.

Since then I use my credit cards more of the time and/or my PayPal for online purchases and pay the balance at months end.
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Had that happen in California. The bank called about three $100 ATM transactions in Fresno. Never been to Fresno. Recall that restaurants take your CC out of sight to make the sale. I think that is what happened to me. Easy to copy the number. About three years ago, I got a letter saying that my father had been turned down for a credit card as he didn't have a credit history. He died in 2002. I called the CC and told them. With all the scams now, we do not use a debit card! Too easy to wipe out your checking account!
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My old card was hacked by someone opening an Amazon account with it mid November. It’s replacement was hacked Jan 2nd and used by a gamer. Only 5 common transactions occurred before the two hacks. Lowe’s, Walmart, Local Restaurant (where you scan at the door when leaving), and two online transactions, one a cash transfer agency and the other was Penn State. Interesting.


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My old card was hacked by someone opening an Amazon account with it mid November. It’s replacement was hacked Jan 2nd and used by a gamer. Only 5 common transactions occurred before the two hacks. Lowe’s, Walmart, Local Restaurant (where you scan at the door when leaving), and two online transactions, one a cash transfer agency and the other was Penn State. Interesting.


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I had four different credit cards compromised through Penn State's website for over $5,000. My fault for not identifying they were the problem, but eventually figured it out when they were the ONLY transaction on a newly replaced card. I haven't made any purchases since this summer, but I would recommend using PayPal because the experience was really unpleasant. Filed a police report and had to work with my bank to track the fraudulent charges back to source.

It was very disappointing because one of their customer service representatives assured me the problem had been corrected, and then it happened again (for the fourth time) a month later!
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I believe my debit card was compromise through Penn state web site. In October that is the only site I used my debit card at. Now I stopped using my debit card all together. Citi bank and Bank of America do offer a time use credit card for online purchases.
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