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    Aug 14, 2010 8:20 PM GMT
    Some how someone got my credit card number and racked up all these charges. I feel so violated, stupid assholes. I've been in Germany since July and there's all these charges from California. I wonder if they ever find these people, I'd love to know who they are. And I wonder how they found my number, I have my card right here.
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    Aug 14, 2010 9:18 PM GMT
    Every time you use your card in public, it has a higher chance of being "stolen" than using it online.
    Cameras these days have incredible zooms.
    Keep your card number covered at all times when using it in public. icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 14, 2010 9:24 PM GMT
    kentstrongtommy said
    BlackLabSD saidSome how someone get my credit card number and racked up all these charges. I feel so violated, stupid assholes. I've been in Germany since July and there's all these charges from California. I wonder if they ever find these people, I'd love to know who they are. And I wonder how they found my number, I have my card right here.


    i am telling u, cash is safetyer
    Not necessarily. Having a wad of cash can get you killed or seriously injured in some places. Credit card theft can be refunded painlessly.
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    Aug 14, 2010 10:23 PM GMT
    AND THE WINNER IS!?.......PAYYYYYYPALLLLLL icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 14, 2010 10:56 PM GMT
    ah not to worry, it's just the IRS test driviing your credit rating....icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 15, 2010 12:03 AM GMT
    vetteset saidah not to worry, it's just the IRS test driviing your credit rating....icon_lol.gif



    ROFL!



    It shouldn't be a problem to get all your credit back and a new card number. This happened to me years ago and the card co. told me they were keeping the old account open to catch the person. They did, when he tried to use it for a down on a boat during the Vancouver International Boat show.

    -Doug
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    Aug 15, 2010 12:24 AM GMT
    BlackLabSD saidAnd I wonder how they found my number, I have my card right here.

    paulflexes saidCameras these days have incredible zooms.
    Keep your card number covered at all times when using it in public. icon_wink.gif


    You people are hilarious!
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  • LJay

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    Aug 15, 2010 12:38 AM GMT
    The credit thieves are incredibly resourceful, even to putting scanners on the keypads at ATMs.

    I don't shop at a large number of places and use a debit card. I also check my balance online at least every other day to watch for monkey business

    Sorry you are having to go through the mess.
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    Aug 15, 2010 1:21 AM GMT
    My credit card information was stolen when I purchased something online. But good thing was my credit card company called me up next morning as they thought I was suddenly buying stuff I don't usually buy and so it was cancelled before any major damage could happen. Now I make sure to check my statements online very two days, just to make nothing is being charged falsely.
    Make sure you too keep a check on your credit card statements periodically and not wait for monthly statements.
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    Aug 15, 2010 1:28 AM GMT
    I had travelled to Idaho last year and went through travelocity. I had to make a last minute change to my return flight due to a medical emergency, sis took a nasty fall. I had to call travelocity and change the reservations over the phone while at the hospital, cost an additional $250.00 The help desk was outsourced to India (I assume for obvious reasons).

    Two days after I got back I checked my CC account online and discovered 4 additional charges to the card totaling about $1500.00. The charges were to two similarly named fictional travel agencies located in Great Britain.

    My credit card company had only funded one, three were pending. I got those taken care of and it was no loss to me.

    I hate crooks.
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    Aug 15, 2010 7:41 AM GMT
    A whole bunch of folks in Austin had the same thing happen after eating at a local place here. So far it looks as though there was a security breach at the company that processes the cards. Ironicly they are the preferred company for the resturaunt industry around here. Also it happened last year at another resturaunt using the same company. Some people didn't get attacked until months after using their card! Scary.icon_eek.gif
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    Aug 15, 2010 3:56 PM GMT
    No big deal....they will give you back your money when it's fraud
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    Aug 15, 2010 4:03 PM GMT
    My mastercard has a chip and a pin number and I notice that more and more merchants require the pin, so that makes it much safer. For online payments, when making big payments, sometimes you have to enter a password to complete the transaction. So these are advances made but there are still many places that don't use these security features.

    I don't understand why credit card companies don't require you to log in to your credit card account and approve a payment when buying stuff online. That would fix many of these problems.

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    Aug 15, 2010 4:34 PM GMT
    charlitos saidAND THE WINNER IS!?.......PAYYYYYYPALLLLLL icon_razz.gif
    The only card number I've ever had stolen was my PayPal business debit card. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 15, 2010 4:41 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    charlitos saidAND THE WINNER IS!?.......PAYYYYYYPALLLLLL icon_razz.gif
    The only card number I've ever had stolen was my PayPal business debit card. icon_lol.gif


    And, careful. There is a phisher scam going around now. You'll get an email, purportedly from PayPal, informing you that you have nearly charged your "limit." That you need to apply for a PayPal Certified Account, and to respond to the link in the email.

    I get these periodically and forward them to abuse@paypal.com.
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    Aug 15, 2010 4:42 PM GMT
    neosyllogy said
    BlackLabSD saidAnd I wonder how they found my number, I have my card right here.

    paulflexes saidCameras these days have incredible zooms.
    Keep your card number covered at all times when using it in public. icon_wink.gif


    You people are hilarious!
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    http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_camera_cell_phone.htm icon_wink.gif