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10 Unauthorized Charges Today

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by chillyd, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. chillyd

    chillyd Junior Member

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    WTF! Somebody really went to town on my card today. The thing that bothers me is I wonder how they got my information.

    The only thing I bought in the past week or so was a adsoncraigs.

    Anybody else get charged up today?


    chillyd
     
  2. kevinfoster

    kevinfoster Registered Member

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    I recently had my paypal login - password compromised and had change my email and password. It's getting crazy out there.
     
  3. SteveO

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    Might be a good idea and recall what other places you've used your card.
    I remember someone swiping cards at a local restaurant. Of course they got caught.
     
  4. chillyd

    chillyd Junior Member

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    yeah what a bunch of turds. Oh well. Just glad it wasn't my debit card.
     
  5. justthinking

    justthinking BANNED BANNED

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    Why don't you use a one-time VCC? At least if anybody else tried to use it, it would reject the charge.
     
  6. the_demon

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    That's why I paid the $5 for a paypal security device. It generates a 6 digit code for which, in addition to paypal's standard login details you must enter the 6 digit code on your device. Also bank of America offers the same thing for their cards for $20. RIP OFFS. But better than having you account hacked. BOA also offers a nice video explaining more about the card so if you use them i suggest spending 5 minutes of your time. [I AM NOT AFFILIATED WITH EITHER COMPANIES]

    Look here to see what's it like (not mine) found w/ google images. Using search query (paypal security device) no ().

    http://www.gadgets-weblog.com/50226711/PayPal_Security_Key.jpg

    I also use the Key Scrambler plugin for firefox, AV software, FireWall, WOT plugin & Compete plugin (both offer site trust ratings). And most importantly COMMON SENSE. I also use anti-spware and noscript plugin. All plugins are for firefox.

    Have questions use Google and read up about these plugins.

    If your interested further in protecting yourself online you can read my blog post here

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    http://searchoptimizepro.com/blog/?p=27
     
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  7. xbox360gurl70s

    xbox360gurl70s Elite Member

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    keyloggers are a plenty nowadays. so be wary guys, holiday seasons brings out the shopping mood of some locos
     
  8. fun4uoc

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    Thousands of debit cards got hit today. My cousin was one of them.
     
  9. Belexandor

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    Justthinking is dead on about this one. P@yp@l VCCs are the safest route by far. Just about anyone will sell your CC number these days. My amex got hit once for three .02 charges. Then, five $45 charges in a row. That's how they like to roll. Test the waters and then BAM! Lucky I caught it in time.
     
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    Yeah, it was really bad, $1,800 out of his account. Luckily the bank is covering it.
     
  11. ibnorm

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    Last year someone who worked for a CC company sold thousands numbers in one day. Mine being one of those, and my bank took a week to notify me by mail. Could be one those type deals.
     
  12. fun4uoc

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    His came almost immediately after making a purchase at cabellas.com. Guess it could have been some nasty spyware.
     
  13. fun4uoc

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    Oh yeah, first thing he did.

    too short