someone got their credit site hacked

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  1. Guitardvark

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    had an alert today.. someone used my amex card and bought a breast pump. just what i needed a breast pump. poor kids got to eat too huh? its all been frozen and replaced now but thank goodness amex texted me when the card wasnt present. a freeking breast pump.check your credit. already been sick and in a foul mood for a week now this whip me beat me and call me edna..


    I think I need to take a break from everything its started to add up and affect my better judgement..the movie "falling down" comes to mind

     
  2. duzie

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    I recently received a fraud alert .
    Someone charged my card with a dating service and multiple airline tickets.
    The card was closed and a new one was issued.
    The new card somehow was again hacked and had more charges against it before it was even activated!
    I’m obsessively checking on it now :mad:
     
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    A breast pump AND a dating service?......this may prove interesting. ;)
     
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    FWIW, I once apparently purchased a motor for a bass boat, in a state I have never even visited!

    I guess I was so eager to be where they were biting, I must have gotten a little ahead of myself?

    Yeah, anyway, gotta keep a close eye out. i used to find a small charge appeared, that seemed to be "testng" the account, followed by a larger charge a day (or a few) later.
    Now its just "bam! What was that?"

    Average, about twice a year.
    Seems to me it would be easy enough for the banks to fix, if they wanted to.....
     
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    I use my AMEX for everything, so it just stands to reason it gets lifted every now and then. I generally try to figure out where and usually come to the conclusion it's a restuarant that steals the number. That said, I gotta eat and I entertain clients and employees with the card. So I just watch my statements carefully - but to be honest AMEX usually catches it before I do. I do a lot of business all over the US - but nothing overseas - so those are an easy catch. I've been with AMEX for over 20 years and I've probably had to have 3 new cards issued. It's a pain, but it's just part of the game. I will say I've never lost a dime due to fraudulant charges. I just report them and they disappear.
     
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    My card was hacked last year, scammers work like a 24/7 business seeking new people to scam. I preferred the old system of cash, they had to work for it back then and if they failed you got instant satisfaction during their beat down. You could even get a little compensation as you rifled through their pockets while they lay there contemplating the mistake they just made.:)

    I hate thieves but have no issue with taking from them if their thieving attempt fails.
    I think it's the responsible thing to do for the good of your community.
     
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    While I was out of the country last week 2 online purchases totaling about $700 were made at Walmart using my card
    Charges were disputed and removed from my account. Walmart left holding the bag for that one
    Card has been canceled
     
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    I had my card declined once at the auto repair shop because somebody used my information to take a Bahama cruise a week earlier.

    Isn't convenience awesome?
     
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    Hate the b......s . Lost %5,000 about 3 years ago, now I won't have a credit card. Seems they are easier targets.
     
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    Got to say for me cash is king. Never use my card in shops and never use it for sites unless I know 100% where to send the police if anything goes wrong.
     
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    I have a credit card for emergencies only. I try to stay mostly with cash, checks & money orders if possible. Barter & wire transfers are also possible.
     
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    I get 1.7% back on purchases with my credit card, love it.
    I buy almost everything with my credit card
     
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    My old Goulds Pump rep Carl Laib used to tell us how during WWII Goulds supported the war effort, and the only civilian product them Seneca Falls boys had to sell was breast pumps. Dark days I'm sure.....
    RIP Carl, have a donut.
     
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    Credit cards are the Safest way to conduct transactions. Yes, you must show some diligence and check it regularly, but your money is not at risk.
     
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    We use prepaid debit cards on the internet...loading them before point of purchase. At the most, a hack will get $50-100 before we straighten it out with the bank. And we have both had a card hacked in the last 12 months. Seems to be one of life's speed bumps.

    Edit: and let's call these thieves what they are--thieves:cool:
     
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