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    Hey guys, (I think I'm posting this in the right category)...

    So I've never been a victim to credit/charge card fraud until this last week.

    Fortunately I'm not liable and all is good (even though the charge amounts were huge), however I'm still super pissed off about this.

    Normally I shop the the same merchants, I've established a re pour with most and I could never see them doing this. But in the past month or two I've shopped at a few new merchants which I haven't had a relationship with.

    I'm just curious if any of you beyond'ers in the last couple weeks have had your cards duplicated, and have had any charges made in South Africa...

    I wouldn't mind doing some PM'ing with you. I think I might know a few merchants who it could be who did this, wouldn't mind connecting over PM to confirm which merchant.

    Ultimately I know what's done is done, however I wouldn't mind doing some investigation into this so I never purchase from the merchant again, and I wouldn't mind passing the info back on to my CC provider to bust the people who did this.

    I'm not looking for someone who had their numbers stolen, but rather someone who actually found out their card was duplicated...
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    one time i had my card info stolen, they used it to purchase advertising on monster.ca, likely to fish for people for another scam, luckily for mine they caught it fast enough and put a hold on the card and were able to quickly reverse the charges, and issue me a new card with a new number, so it wasn't a huge deal for me...

    but really you'll never know who or where your info was skimmed, so you may as well just let it go, don't stress about it... i do probably 60% of all my purchases online, and honestly, i am thinking based on my experiences, online purchases are more secure than in store. I remember when i worked at a boston pizza in the kitchen, in our break room, stacked in the corner, was bags and bags filled with rolls and rolls of till tape with credit card and debit transactions, it had the card number, name, and expiry on every paper, would have been VERY easy for people to duplicate cards with that info.
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    The CC company investigates, I don't think you would get much out of doing it yourself. They are probably way better at it.

    I never worry about it because CC companies are so good at immediately identifying fraudulent charges and refunding you. Other than having to change your CC number for automatic billing, it doesn't happen often enough to be a huge hassle IMO. It has happened to me though and it sucked, but my charges were in Ontario and not SA.

    Also it's "rapport" not "re pour"

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    Also it's "rapport" not "re pour"

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    Originally posted by shynepho


    Oh my god! The world is coming to an end!!
    based on how he said it, he was trying to be helpful and teach the OP something, where as you, are simply being an ass, congrats.
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    Originally posted by Thaco
    based on how he said it, he was trying to be helpful and teach the OP something, where as you, are simply being an ass, congrats.
    Congratulations in that case. You and Mitsu3000gt win, whatever it is you guys are after! I'll leave it at that.

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    Well in my case, my card was duplicated. It wasn't just the numbers stolen...

    And I know that 98% of my merchants wouldn't do this, for sure!

    There's 3 where I think it is, I've passed the info on to the CC provider, but I still want to see if this has recently happened to anyone else (duplication specifically).

    I don't want to go back to these places if this is going to happen again...
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    Igot a call from Visa yesterday telling me that my CC was used at a store where fraud was being investigated. I didn't have any unauthorized charges, and the only places that I used my card in the last month were McDonalds, a Wendys, and iTunes. I'm guessing a inside job at one of the fastfood places.

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    This happened to me a few months ago and I am 99.99% confident I know which place this happened at as we also only shop at certain places. So this one time we ventured off and bought something from this odd place and a week after over 5k was racked up in one night from a duplicated card. It's all good and I didn't have to pay for anything and I told them who I think it was and that was the end of it. This is why I will use CC for everything and not debit.

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    I won't stress about it until CC company deny their liability.

    The fact remains that it's very easy to steal and dupe CC info. All the new chips helps but I'm sure the crooks will find a way soon.

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    When my CC number got stolen, it was by a cab company.

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    Oh my CC company has my back... I'm just worried about this place where it may have happened. I'm just trying to pro-actively not go where it was duplicated in the first place.

    Like I said, I have a few ideas where it happened, just wanted to see if this recently happened to anyone else so I can compare notes with them! haha

    It's just ALOT of charges! (over 20K right now)... And there's a 3-4 day delay on what I can see online. 2 days of charges they made I can't see yet.

    Just also found out they are saying this turned into a trend as of a day ago (other cards being used at the same stores in South Africa).
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    the CC company never will tell you where or how the info was taken
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    I also just got a new cc in the mail for suspected fraud. No unusual transactions on it though. I did have a couple cab charges though so that is possible, but I'm not completely sure. No point looking into it though, too much hassle for nothing in return.

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    A little off topic but hilarious:

    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/201...identity-theft

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    Originally posted by garnet
    the CC company never will tell you where or how the info was taken
    Yep, they will conduct their own investigation and pretty much just hand you a new card after waiving the fraudulent purchases.

    I had my cc either duplicated or number jacked 3 years ago, and some asshat thought he could use it to book a flight to america. i'll bet he was caught pretty quickly. when i tried asking a couple months later the cc company wouldn't tell me.

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    Also had mine cancelled on me due to information they had about being exposed to fraud. No transactions went through, although I made a dozen or so orders from monoprice leading up to their data leak in February, so I'm thinking the banks finally found out about that. My buddy's was cancelled as well this week, but we're not sure why yet.

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    The fact is, there is a lot of leaks with the CC system.

    Employee can add a skimmer without owner of business knowing.

    Many on-line merchants fails audits and store CC info in their system without proper security.

    As long as people check their statements and CC companies take on the liability, we shouldn't worry about these at all. I had my PC Mastercard re-issued 3 times in the last 2 years due to possible fraud but never had a fraudulent charge on it.
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    Originally posted by Xtrema
    The fact is, there is a lot of leaks with the CC system.

    Employee can add a skimmer without owner of business knowing.
    Even other customers can. Catch an unsuspecting business by switching the card machine out. Looks the same, works the same but saves or send the card info to someone else too.

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    yo dont feel bad for the credit card compsanies. they have high rates and deserve 2 eat the costs!!!!!

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