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Old 05-21-2013, 10:44 PM   #1
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Credit card compromised.

I wanted to share this.

I have a credit card that I have for on-line purchases only, I don't even carry it in my wallet.
Well according to my wife she was notified by the bank last week that someone from a state back east had been charging groceries and gas on our card. The bank thank goodness had acted fast and we were able to cancel the card. The only thing that I had recently used the card for was a few accessories that I ordered for my new camaro shortly after I got it.
I'm not going to name the distributor because its a large reputable company and I'm not blaming them or anything.

Anyway just a common reminder as its nothin new.....Always be careful when buying on-line.
In over 20 years of having a credit card(s) this is the first time this has happened to me.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:50 PM   #2
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yes this is why i use paypal
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:50 PM   #3
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Similar story. A card I never use someone tried to finance a Mexican Vacation.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:52 PM   #4
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yes this is why i use paypal
My wife already set me up for that after this happened.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:01 PM   #5
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Happened to me twice in the past 12 months, also PayPal will want to "Verify" you after a while of you using the service and your Paypal account becomes a "Debit" account. Just a heads-up, I told Paypal to "Stick IT"
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:07 PM   #6
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Happened to me. They charged A Russian dating service a few times before my bank caught it.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:22 PM   #7
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Bummer, such a pain in the ass.

I've had someone buy a car off ebay motors with my debit card. Luckily B of A reimbursed my account.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:24 PM   #8
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this is exactly why i only have a amex card. zero hassle and they will back you 100 percent and have a new card overnight ed to you.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:34 PM   #9
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I've had my debit card comprimised twice in the last 3-4 years. I never buy anything online with it. Both times I reported it to my bank and they canceled the card amd gave me my cash back. The first time whoever stole my info went on an internet shopping spree and the second time they went out on the town in Vegas.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:38 PM   #10
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Idk why you guys make these post and then don't tell us who it was. What good does it do?

I mean it's like telling us....Hey! I got some new mods to my camaro! Not going to say what they are or what they do. But they are cool!


OP...was the state it was used in the same as the vendor? If so, that's some pretty good proof it was the vendor.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:39 PM   #11
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It also could of been a virus/spyware on your computer. I am not saying the company is innocent, but there are a variety of ways to get credit card information.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:45 PM   #12
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It also could of been a virus/spyware on your computer. I am not saying the company is innocent, but there are a variety of ways to get credit card information.
^^^^

I see this being more likely the culprit than a well known dealer/vendor.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:51 PM   #13
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Similar story. A card I never use someone tried to finance a Mexican Vacation.
Sorry about that, I had been drinking and felt like going to a warmer area
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:56 PM   #14
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Often it is not even the distributer, the # could have been gotten from the service that processes the cards. I had a spell 4 years ago where my bank was sending me a new debit card every month because different companies had been compromised.
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:01 AM   #15
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Happened to me twice in the past 12 months, also PayPal will want to "Verify" you after a while of you using the service and your Paypal account becomes a "Debit" account. Just a heads-up, I told Paypal to "Stick IT"
I've been using Paypal for a long time and have never heard of what you speak of.

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Often it is not even the distributer, the # could have been gotten from the service that processes the cards. I had a spell 4 years ago where my bank was sending me a new debit card every month because different companies had been compromised.
Sometimes it may be a rogue employee that has access to the info. I have been lucky with as many internet purchases I've made that I have not had an issue like this. I look at my accounts at least once a week to keep an eye out for anything like this.
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:14 AM   #16
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With everything being more tech these days I see it happening more and more. Think about it, your cell is where you are doing more of your online stuff. Heck, half of us here are replying via cell.
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:57 AM   #17
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That is happened to me also in February this year.
I have also a credit card that I use only for online orders.
And I have ordered also car parts from 4 merchants.
Thanks God has Visa refunded me all the money.
But what me really annoys is that I don't now who the impostor is.
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:24 PM   #18
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Most of the time, stuff like this is just some dude typing in random numbers until he hits one that works. The first 8 digits on a debit/credit card is the same for the whole bank. All you have to do is type in random numbers for the last 8 and odds are you will hit one on the first few tries that works.
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:35 PM   #19
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Most of the time, stuff like this is just some dude typing in random numbers until he hits one that works. The first 8 digits on a debit/credit card is the same for the whole bank. All you have to do is type in random numbers for the last 8 and odds are you will hit one on the first few tries that works.
Wrong. So wrong.
You'd also have to know the name and billing address on the card as well as the expiry date and and the CVD number on the back. You could type for 1000 years and not stumble on the right combo.
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:55 PM   #20
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Most of the time, stuff like this is just some dude typing in random numbers until he hits one that works. The first 8 digits on a debit/credit card is the same for the whole bank. All you have to do is type in random numbers for the last 8 and odds are you will hit one on the first few tries that works.
Wives' tale.......there is a lot that goes into the creation of a credit # and the numbers on the back of the card.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:17 PM   #21
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Wrong. So wrong.
You'd also have to know the name and billing address on the card as well as the expiry date and and the CVD number on the back. You could type for 1000 years and not stumble on the right combo.
Sorry but it's happened enough times to us to know you actually don't need any of that to make a one time purchase online, just make up phony numbers. Just ship it next day or 2 day air and you'll have the order before it gets caught.
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