Anyone been the victim of credit card fraud attempts recently?
Just wondering. I’m not going to crap on the retailer by naming as it *could* be coincidence, but after not using a card for months, I bought something yesterday from a big online bike shop & hey presto, three attempted payments to Dell & some perfume place were made later in the day. I’ve informed the retailer about it of course. I usually pay via Paypal but this was a rare occasion when I didn’t.Posted 6 years agowindowshopperMember
Not recently but I had a very bad experience a few years ago. I reported a transaction that clearly was not mine and was told by the credit card company that it was a “chip and pin” transaction and therefore must be valid. Knowing it wasn’t, and by now knowing the address for the fraudulent transaction was in Scotland, I asked the credit card company for a list of places I used my card “in person” on said date, knowing full well I couldn’t be in both a Glasgow suburb and a Cheshire town within an hour of each other. They then quietly dropped the whole thing.Posted 6 years agodon simonMember
No not recently and not to an online bike shop but got scammed by my local petrol station a few years back.
I believe that was an old favourite back in the days of the paper slip too. They’d simply put in two copies before swiping and signing giving them one open copy to do as they wanted.Posted 6 years ago
The little tinkers.onehundredthidiotMember
Yep thrice this year. Once after using a large online cycle retailer, once in a shell garage and once on a card that had never been used in fact was still in the envelope in a drawer in my living room.
The last one was amusing as a payment went through as i was on the phone to them.
Me: Nope never used that cardPosted 6 years ago
Them: Ah, don’t suppose you’ve just bought 8 dollars worth of fuel in New York? Didn’t think. Invesigation underway.busydogMember
Mrs Busydog’s Debit card suddenly had a charge show up from China a month ago.Posted 6 years ago
I alerted the bank and they immediately closed the card account. Happened about 5 years ago, but the charges were local. Most likely the account info was ripped of by someone when the card was used, i.e. a restaurant, store, etc. It really is a pain to have to go through the new card process, especially if is a card used by several companies for automatic/recurring payments.ask1974Member
Not recently but a few years ago I got stung to the tune of £2k after buying fuel at a major supplier. Bank rang with the news instantly but got my cash back in no time. Pretty easy to prove I hadn’t been in Srilanka the day before! Bought my wife’s Christmas present over the phone the other day and had the transaction refused, then got a call from the bank yesterday to check my last purchases… Nice to see them being cautious even if the odd purchase is problematic.Posted 6 years ago
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