Went online this morning to book 2 Go Ape gift vouchers from Go Ape online .
Use my debit card ( i know ok , i know ) and the transaction went through pretty much normally.
After checkout a new screen with 'Your card supplier is verifying this payment ' opened up.
The verified by Visa pop - up came on screen for a second then disappeared . In the old days you had to log in and supply a password but i found aout that this has since ended.
Got a bing to say new Email arrived . Checked Inbox expecting receipt from Go Ape. Nope. New mail in Spam.
Email from Cards @ VerifiedbyVisa .com saying my card has been used in a fraudalant way and has been suspended? If I wanted to use my card 'clicky click' here to lift the suspension.
Meanwhile Outlook is flashing warnings up , so I google the addy and nothing legit comes up.
Rang Lllloyds bank. Spoke with girl on phone who checked the payment has gone through , Yes fine , and the account had not been suspended .- No it hadn't.
She thought that the spam email was coincidence and arrived about 5 seconds after checkout .She said it obviously wasnt linked to the Go Ape website as the email said credit card and I had used a debit card . Just coincidence. Yeah right. I asked if she / Llllloyds visa were going to follow it up . Nope .
So a quick roll through my spam box and there are no other emails from Verifiedbyvisa, lots of Viagra and male enhancemnt and hook up rubbish .
I have emailed Go Ape and explained the same , no reply as its a sunday.
I have since used my debit card, no problemos there.
Full AVG and Microsoft security essentials scan showed up nothing on my laptop.
Could it be a coincidence really or more likely a security issue somewhere with a way somebody could access my transaction ?