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Is it possible to steal a debit card without actually stealing the physical card?

Anonymous
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There's a purchase on our bank account from Office Depot which my husband swears he didnt make. The offices are closed today so I can't call. The bank said it was made on his card but he still has his card. Is this even possible??? I'm going to go over there and see what I can figure out but seriously is this possible or is my husband lying???
Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 4, 2013 at 9:17 PM
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Jessy613
by Diamond Member on Jul. 4, 2013 at 9:17 PM

I doubt your husband would lie, and yes, a purchase can be made without the card..like online.

MaMa.Lu
by on Jul. 4, 2013 at 9:18 PM
Yes. Online you can as long as you have the cards cvv code on the back.
Anonandon
by on Jul. 4, 2013 at 9:18 PM

 Yes, the numbers can be stolen, it happened to me a few months ago. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jul. 4, 2013 at 9:18 PM
It was made at a store.


Quoting Jessy613:

I doubt your husband would lie, and yes, a purchase can be made without the card..like online.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jul. 4, 2013 at 9:18 PM
As long as you know the number and the code on the back, you can use it just like a credit card.
adrianasmommy07
by Bronze Member on Jul. 4, 2013 at 9:19 PM
It just happened to a friend of mine. Charges were in Ga we live in Wv.
supermama322
by Kaylee on Jul. 4, 2013 at 9:19 PM

Not here it's not. Not with a debit card. Our cards have chips with pin #s on them.

kris1stbaby
by Silver Member on Jul. 4, 2013 at 9:19 PM
Yep happened to me. I got a call this morning about it :(
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tifbrown
by on Jul. 4, 2013 at 9:19 PM

Yes it's possible. His card would have had to have gone through a card reader at some point, we have had it happen twice. When you put your bank card in an ATM it automatically scans it to verify it hasn't been hacked or whatever. If it has a message will come up on the screen with a notification that your card has been compromised. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jul. 4, 2013 at 9:19 PM
Yes. Our card number was stolen and a new card made, used in another country.
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