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How to update my accounts quickly with less tedium?

Credit card stolen -- How to update my accounts quickly with less tedium? [more inside]
posted by bmosher on Jun 17, 2014 - 1 answer

How is non-stolen offline credit card fraud possible?

I just got notified about suspicious credit card activity that is indeed not me. Talked to my bank and all is good. But what boggles me is how this even happened. I have my credit card with me right now (not stolen/lost). The purchases that were made also seem to have required a physical card (gas station, fast food restaurant, home supplies store, etc.). So how was it even possible for the fraudster to make physical purchases without an actual card? As far as I know, whenever you make a purchase offline, you have to swipe a physical card, correct? I am bewildered and now highly paranoid. I just want to know so I can be more aware and hopefully prevent something like this from happening again.
posted by pockimidget on Jun 10, 2014 - 17 answers

This is just a crazy, crazy coincidence, right?

OK, this sounds insane and paranoid, and I feel fairly confident this is just a very weird coincidence, but is there some computer virus-y way that a Google search term can end up being reflected in credit card fraud? [more inside]
posted by looli on Nov 18, 2013 - 4 answers

Can someone explain this scam to me?

I received a package of 6 toothpastes from Amway at home yesterday. I didn't place this order. I called the enclosed number immediately and got myself expunged from their database. I have no desire to be involved with Amway. The order was placed by someone else, using MY credit card info (with no PIN), and sent to my address. [more inside]
posted by DigDoug on Jul 27, 2013 - 16 answers

Credit card fraud but card was never activated, is this even possible?

A few days ago my mom got a bill for a department store credit card, Dress Barn issued by Comenity bank, she opened up 5 years ago. She took advantage of the "get 20% off when opening a credit card with us" offers at the time. When the actual card came, it just sat unactivated in her filing cabinet. The card didn't have a visable expiration date on it. [more inside]
posted by glenno86 on Jul 9, 2013 - 10 answers

Did I order from a scam website and what do I do about it?

I think I ordered a wallet from a scam website. Help me determine if it's a scam, and what to do about it. [more inside]
posted by Marit on Jul 2, 2012 - 8 answers

How do non-profits deal with fraudulent donations?

I'm the volunteer web developer for a local non-profit and we're having a problem with our donation page. It's the problem described in this article and this article - what's happening is that credit card thieves are using our donation page to validate stolen credit cards. [more inside]
posted by exhilaration on Apr 19, 2012 - 9 answers

Credit card fraud - how to act?

My SO was victim of credit card fraud - what now? [more inside]
posted by TheGoodBlood on Mar 15, 2012 - 20 answers

Credit card fraud: How does it work?

How is it that my credit cards get used by people in distant states? [more inside]
posted by cccorlew on Jan 29, 2012 - 11 answers

Expired credit card number leaked. Problem?

How much should I worry about an expired credit card number being leaked in the Stratfor Lulzxmas event? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 8, 2012 - 4 answers

WTF is happening with my credit card?

My credit card statement shows two charges made online to Microsoft Store. The charges were reversed (credited back) two days later. The net effect on the credit card balance is zero, but I'm freaking out about it anyway. The Microsoft Store people were able to tell me that it was for a download version of Office and the email address used was wmp@commerce5.com. I don't recognize this email address. Can anyone venture a guess what's going on? There have been no other fraudulent charges on the credit card in years. And I find the fact that the charges were reversed, apparently by the person who made the charges initially, creepy beyond belief. The credit card was Discover and the charges were made on Thanksgiving Day, if it matters.
posted by DrGail on Dec 6, 2011 - 12 answers

From the Annals of International Pizza and Possibly Salad Bar Fraud

My bank has denied a credit card transaction dispute. Should I send a letter to the state attorney general, or is there a step to take before I do that? [more inside]
posted by Francolin on Oct 3, 2011 - 15 answers

It's not a Nigerian money order, but......

I'm trying to sell my car: is this potential buyer trying to scam me by paying with a "credit card check?" [more inside]
posted by otolith on Aug 23, 2010 - 23 answers

Failed Credit Card Fraud?

Why did someone use my credit card information to make a fraudulent online purchase, but then have the goods shipped to me? [more inside]
posted by burnmp3s on Jul 15, 2010 - 21 answers

What tipped off the credit card company for fraud?

Just got a call from my bank, Chase, for credit card fraud. Got it all taken care of, card canceled, new one on the way...no worries. I'm just wondering, what tipped them off? [more inside]
posted by Caravantea on May 26, 2010 - 58 answers

You are being given a new card/account number

"A recent merchant database compromise may have put your account at risk. A new card/account number has been issued." Is this common with credit cards? [more inside]
posted by dabug on Oct 7, 2009 - 13 answers

Someone stole my credit card, should I be worried about anything else?

Someone stole my credit card. The fraudulent charges have been taken care of, but is there anything else I should be worried about? [more inside]
posted by AlisonM on Sep 17, 2009 - 12 answers

Widespread credit card fraud or bizarre coincidence?

Both my daughter and I have fraudulent charges at the same online poker site on our credit cards. Is this happening to lots of people or is it a weird coincidence? [more inside]
posted by nelvana on May 24, 2009 - 21 answers

Eerie coincidence, or does bigfoot...er...OS X malware actually exist?

Fraudulent Skype transactions: eerie coincidence, malware, or something else? [more inside]
posted by jferg on Mar 31, 2009 - 3 answers

Eggs, Toast, and MasterCard

Why did my waitress add my credit card number to the bill? [more inside]
posted by terranova on Feb 28, 2009 - 27 answers

Odd credit card mail

In yesterday's mail there was a letter from a credit card company. It had my address with another person's name. What are the possible reasons for this and what actions (if any) should I take? [more inside]
posted by scubbadubba on Feb 6, 2009 - 10 answers

Credit card number stolen! How do I protect others?

My credit card number was stolen! How do I determine the most likely culprit (or at least how they did it) and try to ensure it doesn't happen again either to me or to someone else? [more inside]
posted by attercoppe on Jan 14, 2009 - 13 answers

Now I'm in here every evening serving chowder and ice tea

How might this credit card fraud have happened? [more inside]
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Dec 8, 2008 - 13 answers

Credit Crunch

My friend has been scammed, and I'm hoping the hive mind can help her find a solution for the best course of action to take. [more inside]
posted by Christ, what an asshole on Oct 23, 2008 - 17 answers

Anyone know people at American Express?

Can you tell me the name and contact information for a person working in the Fraud Department at American Express? I'd even settle for the Fraud Department's direct phone line. [more inside]
posted by kellygreen on Oct 6, 2008 - 9 answers

Stupidest scammers ever?

Why would a credit card scammer ship fraudulently purchased items to the legitimate credit card holder's address? [more inside]
posted by lassie on Sep 30, 2008 - 12 answers

Is someone using my e-mail address or is it just a mistake?

I received a registration e-mail for online credit card services that I did not submit. [more inside]
posted by nekton on Feb 4, 2008 - 18 answers

Why is this credit card thief so stupid?

What is this Internet scammer trying to accomplish? [more inside]
posted by chef_boyardee on Nov 4, 2007 - 13 answers

Demand for payment on already-paid-off credit card

SketchyDebtCollectionsFilter: Someone calling and demanding payment on a credit card that was paid off and cancelled in 2002. Fraud? Error? What can be done? [more inside]
posted by moss on Jul 6, 2006 - 16 answers

Angry consumer: How to respond (besides cancelling my subscription)?

I subscribe to the Boston Globe newspaper, which recently accidentally distributed credit card and bank routing info printouts with newspaper bundles. I am angry about this carelessness and want to respond somehow, but I selfishly really enjoy the paper and do not want to cancel my subscription. What are other good ways of responding? Sharp-tongued letters (to whom?), etc?
posted by cadge on Feb 10, 2006 - 10 answers

Credit card fraud

A credit card fraud question: I recently had some purchases made with my debit card number in Los Angeles and Massachusetts within a few days of each other (I'm in the Upper Midwest). I still have the card in question, yet both of these purchases were Point-of-Sale, and they weren't mail-order. Did credit card thieves somehow encode my number onto multiple fake plastic cards? What's going on here? [more inside]
posted by stopgap on Nov 1, 2005 - 12 answers

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