My Debit Card was compromised, now what?
May 14, 2014 6:03 PM Subscribe
I had to get a new card on Saturday. On Monday, I purchased something on the internet. Today, someone spent 1300 of my bucks on something called "educational services" in New Delhi, while I sit here on the east coast of America. The bank says not to worry. But should I?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (15 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
The bank has issued me a new card and has my account flagged, and I'm going to get all the money back.
1.Outside of the plain-old get your credit report regularly and monitor my debit account, should i be doing anything else to avoid further identity theft? The bankers I spoke with seemed very unconcerned and told me it happens pretty much all the time and all i need to do is keep an eye on my account.
2. The only places i made purchases at over the last few days have been at a couple grocery stores and that one place on the internet. I kind of assume it was the internet purchase that did it- should i call the company and report it? It is a legit company.
3. My husband's biggest concern is that they now have ALL OF MY INFORMATION and will cause Apocalyptic amounts of damage. Is this likely/true?
Do me a favor tho- don't give any answers with nightmare stories attached. Just the facts and what I should do to prevent nightmare scenarios. My husband is very very worried about this and will be reading this thread closely.