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Debit card compromised: what should I do besides dealing with my bank?

There was a fraudulent online charge on my debit card which I'm dealing with disputing with my bank. What passwords should I be changing or other tactics now to protect myself and the new card I'll be getting soon?
posted by dahliachewswell on Nov 16, 2013 - 9 answers

What's your favorite credit card?

I am (finally) shopping for a credit card and I want something with cash back and/or airline rewards. What do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Oct 1, 2013 - 26 answers

Absolutely cheapest merchant fees?

How can I arrange for the absolutely cheapest possible merchant fees when processing a credit card online? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jun 26, 2013 - 15 answers

Debit cards compromised twice - what's the deal here?

Today, my bank's fraud detection department gave me a call - apparently, somebody had attempted to use my debit card for a purchase in Colombia. I live in London, UK. This is an annoyance, but it's particularly worrying because something similar happened less than two months ago - they called me up and said that although my card hadn't been used, they had information that it may be compromised. The card that was used in Colombia today was the replacement, which I've had for only a few weeks. My money is safe and my card has been cancelled (again). But my main concern is HOW this has happened - keylogger? Dubious, but legit-seeming site? Compromised wifi? And how do I keep myself safe in future? [more inside]
posted by Ted Maul on May 5, 2013 - 15 answers

In search of a decent prepaid card

I need a card I can charge with money, online, for someone else's use in grocery stores, department stores, gas stations, etc. They don't need to be able to get cash with it. It shouldn't be possible for them to take out more money than I put in. This will be an ongoing thing, so I'd like to minimize fees. Has anyone had any experience with something like this that they liked?
posted by ubiquity on Oct 12, 2012 - 19 answers

booking a car without a credit card

Is there any place near Parma Airport, Mallorca/Majorca that you can pre-book a rental car with a debit card (not a credit card)? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Sep 16, 2012 - 1 answer

Why did that go through?

Using funds from still-uncleared checks? [more inside]
posted by skbw on Aug 13, 2012 - 12 answers

What bank should I open an account with?

I need a bank account for some work-related stuff. I need a debit card for it, like yesterday. What nationally available banks can I open a checking account with that will give me a (temporary, at least) debit card immediately? Bonus if they have a lower than $20 minimum balance. I'll be arriving in Wharton, NJ tomorrow to open this, so bigger bonus if there's a branch there.
posted by piedmont on Jul 18, 2012 - 10 answers

Why don't bank credits/debits post instantly?

Why don't bank credits/debits post instantly? [more inside]
posted by Seeba on Sep 3, 2011 - 17 answers

Visa debit card consumer protections

Who pays the fees on a Visa debit card (when used as a Visa); and when used as a Visa, do standard credit card consumer protection laws apply, or the much weaker debit card protections? [more inside]
posted by pla on Aug 23, 2011 - 8 answers

What is a good non-USA based online bank account that offers visa debit card?

What is a good non-USA based online bank account that offers visa debit card? [more inside]
posted by Patrick Leo on Jul 9, 2011 - 1 answer

Crossborder Debit Dilemma

I was recently in Canada (from US) and tried to use my debit card to buy some groceries. Two different cards were rejected, for different reason codes. I would have experimented more, but I was standing between a rapidly angering Canadian woman and her beer. I see by Googling that Canadian debit cards use a different network, Interac. Are there any banks/credit unions that issue debit cards usable in both Canada and USA. I know I could've used ATMs and cash, but this would make for a less hassling cross-border experience.
posted by ackptui on Jul 3, 2011 - 14 answers

Which bank account in China can I open that will give me a visa debit card?

Which bank account in China can I open that will give me a visa debit card? [more inside]
posted by Patrick Leo on Jul 1, 2011 - 5 answers

A Better Bank?

Wachovia is becoming Wells Fargo. Should I stay or should I go? [more inside]
posted by thinkpiece on Mar 4, 2011 - 28 answers

is it true the credit union doesn't have to issue me another debit card?

is it true the credit union doesn't have to issue me another debit card? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2010 - 11 answers

"Debit or credit?" "Debit." "Okay, but debit or credit?"

When I pay by credit card or debit card in most stores (NYC), the entire process is automated except for one step. The clerk always has to ask me "Debit or credit?" The card machine also asks me that -- in fact it forces me to choose a payment type -- but my choice doesn't do anything (apparently). I choose debit and checking account, enter my pin number, decline cash back, accept the amount... and then the clerk asks, "Debit or credit?" And when I say "Debit," he pushes a button on his side of the counter. Why?
posted by grumblebee on Jul 17, 2010 - 33 answers

How to recoup money from lost FedEx package containing debit card?

What can I do as a customer if FedEx lost my package, which contained a prepaid debit card? [more inside]
posted by hellomina on Jul 14, 2010 - 5 answers

Well I knew XM was a pain to cancel but jeez!

A company continues to charge my debit card two months after it has been deactivated. Am I entitiled to a refund? [more inside]
posted by Sufi on Dec 28, 2009 - 10 answers

Did I get free money?

How long does a third-party ATM have to debit my account? [more inside]
posted by polexxia on Apr 14, 2009 - 9 answers

Car rental without a credit card and bad credit?

Help! Stranded at the airport. [more inside]
posted by lizjohn on Mar 12, 2009 - 18 answers

Breach my britches, bitches!

"Information from certain Bank of America Check Cards may have been compromised." Did anyone else receive this letter, and does anyone know anything about it? [more inside]
posted by chrisfromthelc on Jan 26, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me keep track of my money when I'm on the go.

What's the best way to keep track of expenditures while you're on the go? I use my debit card a lot but I don't carry a checkbook. I have a Samsung Flipshot phone (Verizon). Is there a secure mobile site where I can log in and enter my $50 gas purchase?
posted by desjardins on Sep 3, 2008 - 10 answers

Searching for activation number for debit card.

I have a debit card from my credit union. I tore the activation sticker off of it before calling the number. Any way I can find the number somehow?
posted by ofthestrait on Aug 17, 2008 - 8 answers

Debit to Credit transfer

Can a person add money to their checking account buy using a credit card balance transfer offer online and entering their Visa CheckCard number as the account to be credited?
posted by Pater Aletheias on Jan 11, 2008 - 9 answers

I needed that dollar.

Why did PayPal take a dollar from my bank account? [more inside]
posted by thirteenkiller on Dec 12, 2006 - 14 answers

How long do they have to charge my debit card?

Well over a week ago, I took some friends out to brunch and paid with my debit card. The charge still has not been debited from my bank account. Is there a limit to how long the restaurant has to deduct the funds? [more inside]
posted by catfood on Aug 8, 2006 - 10 answers

I'll buy that for a thousand dollars... but no credit please.

My work wants to accept payments online but doesn't want to accept credit cards. Most banks issue debit cards that work as credit cards. Is there a way to determine the difference? [more inside]
posted by lockle on May 19, 2006 - 21 answers

Prepaid Debit Cards - helpful or harmful?

I am considering signing up for a prepaid debit card and would like some advice as I don't know anyone who's gone down this path before... [more inside]
posted by pants on Feb 18, 2006 - 13 answers

How can I contest a debit card charge from a bar if I don't have the receipt?

How can I contest a debit card charge from a bar if I don't have the receipt? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Dec 20, 2004 - 21 answers

Anybody ever heard of saprizo.com?

[scamfilter] Anybody ever heard of saprizo.com? [+] [more inside]
posted by codger on Dec 1, 2004 - 14 answers

Debit Card Scanners

Why does putting tape or a piece of paper over a magnetic strip on a debit car make it scan when it fails on normal swipes?
posted by srboisvert on Sep 22, 2004 - 1 answer

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