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Old 01-06-2011, 09:16 PM   #1
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Credit Card Thieves

I HATE them with a passion. After I get home from work I go to the dry cleaners to drop off some clothes. I pay with my Visa and the clerk says "it didn't take, do you want me to run it again?" At the time I wasn't thinking "declined". So I sure. So she runs it again, it doesn't take. She asks if this has ever happened before. I told it happens from time to time when they see abnormal purchasing patterns. So I call them up to get it straightened out. All that normally happens is I verify the purchases and things get reinstated. While I'm going through the process, they mention a purchase at _____ Pro Shop for $1,000 plus. I didn't understand the name of the Pro Shop, so I ask them to repeat the name.....then say "Never mind the name, you said $1,000? That's all I need to know" They confirmed the amount. So I canceled that sucker. They asked if I wanted to check with my wife to see if she made the purchase, told them I don't need to.....she doesn't make purchases like that without my knowledge. So they opened my card back up so I could pay the dry cleaner, then canceled the card...........ARRRRRGGGGGHHHHH.......I hate thieves. Once I get the new card in, I'll have to go through all of my accounts that are auto billed to the credit card......what a pain in the .
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:24 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear that. My Mom has had her identity stolen TWICE
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Im dealing with fraudulent charges, where my CC info was used to purchase an item from walmart.com.

I contacted walmart, and told them it was fraudulent. They flagged "my account". They called me a week later to verify another purchase, I again informed them it was fraudulent.

AFter the first purchase, I contacted the CC company, and they disputed the charge, but did not want to send me a new CC. After the second attempted charge, they replaced the card.

THe one thing I do with my CC, is to scrape off the CCV #, so I think an online merchant got hacked, or has someone using info from their employer.


Well, Walmart disputes my claims and informed my CC comapny/bank that the account information was provided by ME.

The stuff was overnighted to an address in South Carolina.

So the CC company has placed the charge back on my account, so Im still disputing the charge....
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:07 AM   #4
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That is exactly why I have identity theft insurance for me and my wife. Best $12.50 a month I have ever spent.
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Is it Chase Visa?
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I have had it happen to me once. My wife has had it done to her. The real problem is that they do not pursue the that do it. I knew for sure that my info was ripped off at Chili's. I used a card there that had not been used in nearly a year. Two days later the card was being used online.
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I would say that's why I don't use CC, but to be honest, by debit card has been hacked. I've never had trouble getting the money back from the bank, though.
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:26 AM   #8
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They are now getting smarter as in they have scanners and can just walk by you and get all your cars information. They now have a wallet that surrounds your cards and cannot be read by a scanner. Sucks big time and a big hassle but it happens, I have had this happen to me a couple times.

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don't you mean credit card thrive?lol
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Sorry to hear that. My Mom has had her identity stolen TWICE
To have my credit card info stolen, I don't consider to be identity theft. It's more of an inconvenience than anything else......really no big deal

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Im dealing with fraudulent charges, where my CC info was used to purchase an item from walmart.com.

I contacted walmart, and told them it was fraudulent. They flagged "my account". They called me a week later to verify another purchase, I again informed them it was fraudulent.

AFter the first purchase, I contacted the CC company, and they disputed the charge, but did not want to send me a new CC. After the second attempted charge, they replaced the card.

THe one thing I do with my CC, is to scrape off the CCV #,
so I think an online merchant got hacked, or has someone using info from their employer.


Well, Walmart disputes my claims and informed my CC comapny/bank that the account information was provided by ME.

The stuff was overnighted to an address in South Carolina.

So the CC company has placed the charge back on my account, so Im still disputing the charge....
I do the same thing......and I think the purchase that was made was done without that code......because I think my number was gotten form a recent online purchase that didn't ask for that code.

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I would say that's why I don't use CC, but to be honest, by debit card has been hacked. I've never had trouble getting the money back from the bank, though.
I would say that's why I don't use a debit card.
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don't you mean credit card thrive?lol
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The real problem is that they do not pursue the that do it.
I arrested a car salesman who had charged $60K on fraudulently opened CC's. He also bought cars under other peoples information. (A TrailBlazer ,Mercedez Benz ). HE also sold other peoples SSN to "customers" so they could obtain credit.

He was charged with numerous counts of CC Abuse and Fraudulent use of Identifying information. He received about 7 yrs (I dont remember the exact sentence.)

I contacted all the CC companies and notified them I had made an arrest and passed along all the information. The Fraud Investigator I knew said they would not go after the guy civilly. He said for ever dollar they spend pursuing fraud, they obtain 1-2 cents.
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just read an article about VISA and how they have some new software they started using right before Christmas that helps spot fraud very quickly.

Twice I have been on week long motorcycle trips where I am buying gas at locations all over the state in the same day and Visa has called me to check if the purchases are legit.
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A while back there were calls pretending to be Chase asking for cc info due to a possible security breech. They were fake as and just an attempt to get your info.
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just read an article about VISA and how they have some new software they started using right before Christmas that helps spot fraud very quickly.

Twice I have been on week long motorcycle trips where I am buying gas at locations all over the state in the same day and Visa has called me to check if the purchases are legit.
Visa has been very good to me over the years. Sure it's a minor inconvenience when you go to pay for something and the card is declined. But I'll deal with that inconvencience if it means catching things quick.
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$5,800


Out of curiosity the wife called the credit card company to see where the charge had come from. It was a company in Milwaukee. That is what alerted them, because wife charged her lunch on the same card just an hour before. Today she found out they tried to purchase something for $5,800 yesterday. But of course, this time it was declined since we canceled that card and are awaiting on a new one......We keep a tight reign on our cc. Every morning when the wife wakes up, she goes online to see all the charges that have been put through.
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Waitstaff has easy an opportunity to grab your info and use it.
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This just happened to me yesterday... Someone took my info and decided to buy Shoes from DSW Shoes warehouse shipped from Cali. Visa called me, at 2 pm, to verify, and of course I said NO. I had my card at 1 pm when it was used. I have my suspicion where they might have taken it. If I am right I will post it up because it is a popular spot we all like to go to on weekends!!! I will leave it at that!! What sucks more it was my debit card and it dipped into my mortgage payment
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This just happened to me yesterday... Someone took my info and decided to buy Shoes from DSW Shoes warehouse shipped from Cali. Visa called me, at 2 pm, to verify, and of course I said NO. I had my card at 1 pm when it was used. I have my suspicion where they might have taken it. If I am right I will post it up because it is a popular spot we all like to go to on weekends!!! I will leave it at that!! What sucks more it was my debit card and it dipped into my mortgage payment
Debit cards scare me so I don't own one. Credit all they way for me, baby!
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I'm thinking the same thing. I will use my credit card for the weekend and make a payment on the Monday. I hate seeing a big bill at the end of the month!!!
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