We got paid Friday. So I paid some bills, as usual. Today, while I was at the grocery store, hubby received a call from the credit card co. that services our debit card thru the credit union. Apparently, someone was able to create a copy of my husb's card & ran up charges of over $1,200, at about 4 different locations! I want to go to these stores & look at the tapes myself! I am so livid! How the hell does this happen? The only time it's swiped by someone else, they swipe it right in front of you & give it back. Then there's the pay at the pump, where you swipe it yourself. We better be able to get our money back! That's a lot of money & bills have been sent out already. Plus I want whoever did this on a platter! Let me save the courts some time & inflict my own brand of punishment! Ugh!
Has this ever happened to you & how did it turn out? Did you get your money back?!
Answer by PMSMom10 at 5:13 PM on Apr. 20, 2013
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Answer by 3libras at 5:15 PM on Apr. 20, 2013
At gas stations and ATMs, thieves can install what appears to be a legitimate "card swiper" but it's not, or they can place a device over the swiper so that they get your credit card info. It's called skimming. Shady cashiers can also easily get your info. I never leave my credit card at a bar for a tab either for that reason. Legitimate transactions through online companies also has potential to get into the hands of shady employees who work there. Be sure to put a freeze on your accounts with the 3 credit agencies Experian, Transunion, Equifax and file Identity Theft report with the FTC. The FTC report doesn't automatically freeze your accounts though.
Answer by hellokittykat at 5:15 PM on Apr. 20, 2013
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