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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 6:54 pm 
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Monday is such a wonderful day!! I learned yesterday about charges on a credit card I never use. The fraud control finally caught it and called because of the unusual activity. They kept the individual charges below a limit that may flag them due to the value. The card was still in my safe and it had not been used for someone to copy the number. What they think happened was the crooks generate a bunch of random credit card numbers for a few on-line purchases for low amounts. If the charge goes through they know it is a valid credit card number and proceed to use it until they are caught. So, if you have any credit cards you are always at risk even if you never use them.. :shock:

Many of the vendors will take the charges off, but too many will not and there must be a complete dispute claim filed for each of the incidents.

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What a PITA, Wayne. :x

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What a PITA, Wayne. :x

Sheesh, does EVERY post have to be about PeTA?

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What does pita bread have to do with it?


Ok, enough stupid jokes. Wayne... that completely sucks. Nice to see criminals are taking advantage of randomness. :roll:


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That sucks. I hope things get straightened out!

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Yep, it's always a threat, even when you don't expose yourself. I've been waiting my turn for identity theft. So far I've been lucky. Guess nobody wants to be me.

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No one wants to be me.. if they stole my identity they'd send it back with a sympathy card. :lol:

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