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I fell victim to credit card fraud/theft. They caught a 750 dollar purchase and suspended my account. I then noticed a purchase for 200+ went through. *sighs*
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It's not just the internet - anywhere that accepts cards - could be an employee, a receipt that you might have tossed, one falls out of your pocket or out of your trash and then the internet. Also an employee of an internet company or the company itself - that's why I get email notification of ALL my transactions - that way I can compare my recent purchases as they clear the bank, If I don't remeber it I call the bank ask who, what & where - they'll even give you the phone # of the company who's billing your acct. It could be something as simple as someone "fat fingering" the # input (that happens too)
A trick we use out on the road - after you buy something and don't need the receipt, roll it up/tear it up, put it in an old aluminum can then crush it. Ods on, no-one will get that one.
Sorry to see that. I had one of my guys that work with me fall victim to ID theft while down range (IRAQ) last year to the sum of $3500. Luckily, all he had to do was prove that he and his wife weren't at the location the purchases were made. Bad part, he had to close his accounts and open new ones but wen't thru the drills they taught us before we left on what to do. The Bank/CC Company shouldn't tag you for the purchases if you can prove them it wasn't you. Hope it works out.
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if you want to order stuff online with a CC, a good idea is to have an online purchase bank account. you have your regular accounts, but then have a bank account where you only put money in if you want to purchase something. just a low amount like $1000 can be left in there too.
or you can have a CC with a low limit, and do all your online ordering with that one. then if someone does get into it, you dont lose thousands of dollars. maybe even the bank or CC company will help you out.
same idea with email: one for real email, one for spam.