My credit card info was stolen.

@NJChicaa (40205)
United States
July 8, 2018 11:41am CST
My husband just discovered that this morning. They got 3 transactions for about $350. In the grand scheme of things, not a big deal since I am not responsible for the fraudulent charges. It was just a matter of a 5 minute phone call to report it and request a new card. Still, it is annoying.
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@1creekgirl (10342)
• United States
8 Jul
That has happened to us a few times, also. One time my credit union called and said, "Have you been in Georgia today?" I told them I haven't left NC, so turns out someone was using my credit card.
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@snowy22315 (47178)
• United States
9 Jul
That happened to me once..I think it was from a credit card skimmer. It wasn't that much money though fortunately, and I got it back of course.
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@NJChicaa (40205)
• United States
9 Jul
The guy on the phone I had "credit fraud protection" so I didn't have to pay for the charges. I don't know if it was something special for my type of account or something they do for all credit card accounts these days. I've been with Capital One for over a decade.
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@snowy22315 (47178)
• United States
12 Jul
@NJChicaa I have found most companies will take your word for it..if you report fraudulent charges right away. Most are pretty good with this.
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@myklj999 (13857)
• Olney, Illinois
8 Jul
It's happened to my Boss several times
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@NJChicaa (40205)
• United States
8 Jul
This is the first time they've gotten me.
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@myklj999 (13857)
• Olney, Illinois
8 Jul
@NJChicaa He has a handful (5-6) of online businesses and it seems every two months or so something like this happens
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@JohnRoberts (56948)
• Los Angeles, California
8 Jul
Any idea how your info got taken?
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@NJChicaa (40205)
• United States
8 Jul
No clue. It is a card that I never actually use. We just have the gas bill on auto-pay on it.
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@JohnRoberts (56948)
• Los Angeles, California
8 Jul
@NJChicaa Then the culprit was someone at the gas company. I worked in ATM services for a financial institution and it's easy to gain that info from inside. Years ago my card was compromised and it only could have happened from within the card company itself.
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@NJChicaa (40205)
• United States
8 Jul
@JohnRoberts gotcha. Well, they didn't get very far with the info anyway. $350 and BAM shutdown.
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@boiboing (12481)
• Northampton, England
8 Jul
You have a great attitude - many would have gone completely mad worrying over something like this.
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@NJChicaa (40205)
• United States
8 Jul
Life goes on.
@Porcospino (17825)
• Denmark
8 Jul
That happened to my brother some time ago. He doesn't know how it happened (which site), but of course he reported it and got a new card.
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@Sojourn (261)
• India
8 Jul
Beware of entering credit card details on shady websites my friend........ you may try two factor authentication for extra security too if your card provider supports it
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@kobesbuddy (46444)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jul
This burns me up, 3credit card transactions at your expense! We've never experienced this, but it's a dirty rotten thing to do:( I'm glad they will make it right, with you.
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@NJChicaa (40205)
• United States
12 Jul
I don't have to pay so I'm not too upset about it.
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@kobesbuddy (46444)
• East Tawas, Michigan
12 Jul
@NJChicaa It's the principle of the thing, why do people manipulate to steal money?
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@Starmaiden (5912)
• Canada
8 Jul
Will your bank compensate you for the loss?
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@NJChicaa (40205)
• United States
8 Jul
I'm not responsible for the charges.
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@andriaperry (50777)
• United States
8 Jul
I don`t have a credit card but I would freak out.
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@NJChicaa (40205)
• United States
8 Jul
It isn't worth freaking out over. It was very easy to just report it and request a new card.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
8 Jul
Even if you aren't responsible for it. It's still a hassle.
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@NJChicaa (40205)
• United States
8 Jul
Took less than 5 minutes to deal with it. Not bad.
@Kasjnak (673)
• Romania
9 Jul
Never happened to me and I hope it never does. Usually, I withdraw all my money and keep it cash, I use my credit card only when I have to. Too many scams, hackers and ID thiefs around .
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@May2k8 (4023)
• Indonesia
9 Jul
yes of course it is very annoying, I think there is someone who has a credit card number scrapper so that if they know the code number then the credit card can be used by anyone. Immediately block the credit card and Report it to the bank and the police.
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@jaboUK (53935)
• United Kingdom
8 Jul
That happened to my son - his card never left his possession, but someone used the details in another country. I haven't had it happen to me.
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@amadeo (65835)
• United States
8 Jul
that is very scary there.Your supposed to get a new card.You will get more information on this..
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• India
9 Jul
Information stealing is a big crime industry... Stay safe..
@rakski (16042)
• Philippines
9 Jul
Oh yes, definitely annoying.