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 Post subject: how did i get unathorized charges on my credit card?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:01 am 
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Hello,

I'm pretty tech savvy, i work in IT and so im pretty good about not getting spyware. I found unathorized charges on my credit card today.
NORTON *SOFTWARE NORTON.COM CA for $114.99
BULLGUARD LONDON GBR for $59.95
EHARMONY.COM 800-951-2023 CA for 137.85 but it got immediately credited back
WMV*MATCH.COM 800-326-5161 TX for $34.99 which also got immediately credited back

i ofcoursed called my credit card company to close the account and so i scanned my home computer and work computer for spyware and it came back CLEAN! im pretty sure i didnt get any spyware as im pretty good about what i click.
it might even be great IF it was spyware, atleast i'll know what could have caused my unathorized charges on my credit card but now i'm stumped. how did these charges get on my credit card?

some background info, i got this credit card about 2 months ago, it was an upgraded card that my bank sent me so it still ties to my old card but has a new credit card number, new expiration date and cvc number. the only sites i typed the new card number into was amazon, paypal newegg and some company called mycandyeyes.com (which is a place for contact lenses). my credit card info is saved on amazon, paypal and newegg but not on mycandyeyes.com
i also tried to ask my bank if they can track where these charges are coming from and they said since its online, they cannot track it. Also from the charges on my card, they all look like scam sites/ads stuff. i know that norton is sold through symantec and NOT through norton.com, i dont use norton, never visited that site, never visited eharmony or wmvmatch and i dont even know what bullguard london is.

my bank says i can dispute those charges so im not too worried, being a techie, im more curious as to how these charges came about?

sorry if this is the wrong section to post.


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 Post subject: Re: how did i get unathorized charges on my credit card?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:15 am 
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Someone got the card number somehow. If you have used the card in person, maybe one of the checkout people stole the number.

I doubt it has to do with your computer and more so that some company got hacked. My debit card number was stolen on the 16th of September as well, so I know how you feel there. Good luck getting those two charges rectified.


By the way, if you don't mind me asking, when did your number get stolen? By that I mean, what were the transaction dates? I shop at 3/4 of those sites.


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 Post subject: Re: how did i get unathorized charges on my credit card?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:10 pm 
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I agree with Hackman. Anyone have access to your card? Things like a restaurant where the card may have been away from you?

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 Post subject: Re: how did i get unathorized charges on my credit card?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:35 pm 
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2 charges on october 4th which were immediately refunded and 2 charges on october 12th. i think the only time my credit card was away from me was about a week prior to october 4th where i used it to pay at pasta pomodoro, it would be really shady if the waitress copied down my card number. but even then, wont they need my billing address if someone were to make a purchase online?


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 Post subject: Re: how did i get unathorized charges on my credit card?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:46 am 
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Most credit card theft happens when someone gets and uses you card number, including the few extra numbers on the card (I forget what they are called). Generally most credit card companies will only allow shipping of goods to the billing address with exceptions. We frequently buy from Amazon and always using the AMEX card. AMEX list the wife's work address as a valid "ship to" but we had to set that up with AMEX.

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 Post subject: Re: how did i get unathorized charges on my credit card?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:09 am 
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And some banks don't care what the billing address is either. Mine for example will let me ship to almost anywhere in the US with any name (at least on Amazon).


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:29 am 
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Have any children in the house?


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 Post subject: Re: how did i get unathorized charges on my credit card?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:44 pm 
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It happens. I wouldn't lose sleep over it bro. Just get the new card and move on.


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 Post subject: Re: how did i get unathorized charges on my credit card?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:54 pm 
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Inorite?

Some drunken jackass racked up a bunch of shit on my Visa last year.

I was on the phone with the bank getting those charges cleared before the hangover passed bro!


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 Post subject: Re: how did i get unathorized charges on my credit card?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:17 pm 
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Lolz.

Someone in China hacked a local foodery out here after my boss had eaten lunch there and got his card number. Fuckers blew through 50K of available credit in days... And I couldn't use my card in the mean time. :(

And the purchases were lollzy. Imagine the kind of person that goes to Poppeye's Chicken, Victoria Secrets, and the hair salon all in the same day.... Every other day.


That's all I'm sayin.


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 Post subject: Re: how did i get unathorized charges on my credit card?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:29 pm 
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Who the fuck spends 50k on Popeyes Chicken?!? :?


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 Post subject: Re: how did i get unathorized charges on my credit card?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:45 pm 
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Jipstyle wrote:
Who the fuck spends 50k on Popeyes Chicken?!? :?

Think about it bro. Think long and hard....


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 Post subject: Re: how did i get unathorized charges on my credit card?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:23 pm 
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Oh, I understand.

But I'm still amazed.

That is a LOT of fried chicken, bro.


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 Post subject: Re: how did i get unathorized charges on my credit card?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:26 pm 
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Everywhere they went, they went twice a day too.


Like I wasn't able to pick that out on the statement..... :facepalm:


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 Post subject: Re: how did i get unathorized charges on my credit card?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:33 pm 
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Nothing says C-level executive credit card like fried chicken and hair extensions bro!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:36 pm 
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Jipstyle wrote:
Nothing says C-level executive credit card like fried chicken and hair extensions bro!


Oh ... and cheap lingerie, too.

I know Victoria's Secret ... she's fat and when you take the corset off, the rolls slap you in the face like you insulted them.

Victoria's Secret: helping fat girls pretend they're not.
Victoria's Secret: she'll never look like the girls in the catalogue but if you buy her this, she'll let you dickstab her in the fartbox
Victoria's Secret: men really ARE this stupid
Victoria's Secret: when you catch him jerking off to our magazine, he'll have to buy you something!


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