Victim of credit card fraud

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  1. So Megs and I get our two chai tea latte like we always do and go on a little ride downtown. Suddenly the phone rings, it's the bank rep asking for me.

    Few minutes later I find out that someone stole my credit card information, and used it to make a $350-some dollar purchase in London this morning. WTF?!

    They eventually tried to do another two significant purchases within a short time frame, which got flagged by the system and the card got blocked.

    I'm so angry and I feel pretty helpless, seeing that some random dude can abuse my card without it ever having gotten out of my hands in the past 3 years. :evil:
  2. Thats horrible, I am just thankfull the company was able to alert you before anymore damage was done!
  3. that sucks a lot...someone at the post office in Atlanta stole my mom's new gas card when it was on the way to her a few years ago and used it a bunch of times. at gas stations in the ghetto, too. lol THAT was a major tipoff. thank god gas card limits are super low :-/

    she got it all fixed up without it affecting her credit, though, so i'm sure you'll be able to do the same. good luck!
  4. That is terrible Vlad...I'm so sorry you had to go through that; it's scary but thank goodnes your company is behind you. Take care!
  5. You should probably get a copy of your credit report and check it--or at least notify the three main credit bureaus so they are aware of it.
  6. that's horrible! i had something similar happen, someone printed a fake card with my number, but amex handled everything, aside from sending me a new card and telling me about it, it was like it never happened. no worries on the credit bureau front
  7. Same thing happened to me last January and they tried to spend $500 in Italy.
  8. Yes, absolutely! I am currently having to do this because of a fraudulent charge on my bank account from eBay. Worst part is, it came from my ex-boyfriend's user ID seller account! :evil: I got my money back, but I am having to open a new checking account and put a watch on my credit report for fraudulent activity.

    I'm sorry this happened to you, Vlad, but that's good that your CC card noticed and took action. I hope it's all sorted out for you soon :biggrin:
  9. Ooh I am sorry to hear that Vlad :sad2: . I know how you feel because it happened to me once last year. Someone had charged my cc for $1,300 something and the charge came from Mexico. Thank God the cc company took care of it. Still though I still remembered how horrible I feel when the cc company notified me. I felt Violated.
  10. Same thing happened to my husband a few years back.....they spent $1300 in London aswell in a CANDLE STORE!
  11. I'm sorry this happened. Good thing your CC company is fixing it right now.
  12. ugh, that's one of my biggest fears.
  13. Same thing happened to me last March, someone took the card and made over 1000$ in charges at gas stations.. and to add further insult to injury, the credit card company kept missing one charge to be credited back into my account, that was 4 months before it was actually cleared up. The SAME card was stolen again a month afterwards, and also used for gas charges.. and since it was literally used 3 times after the number was changed, and it just so happened to be the same card, what are the odds really, it was probably an inside job. :\
  14. What I think is that the CC numbers go somehow hacked and posted on a credit card forum, like there is tons of them on the Net. No idea how they got my card's numbers and the pin, I haven't used the pin in like 2 years.

    Bastards! The rep said that they'd reimburse me and credit my account for the full fraudulent amount before the fraud dept works everything out.

    All I can say is... watch your bank accounts closely.
  15. Hope everything works out for you Vlad! It's scary how the world is turning into. :evil: