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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:48 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Well I am new here...and am the victim of a credit card scam. Luckily my CC company decided to call me today to ask me about a large purchase made in the UK. When I actually when on the site I found that this scammer took a trip on me from NY City to Atlanta, GA. and booked another flight on Aegean Airlines. I am sure that the flight from GA to the UK has not even posted yet...but I know that he is in Great Britain as he made a purchase at a Sport shop....oh and also downloaded music from Apple-I-Tunes today. These are the only two items report to me by the company. I did a little snooping and Delta airlines and even have a name and a yahoo address.
So everybody be careful...they can get any info they want....I never give out this info....any ideas how they got it?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:56 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Welcome to Eater.

Scammers can get your CC info in different ways:

* Phishing
* Dumpster diving (your home, of businesses you bought from)
* Stealing your mail
* Hacking into an online vendor system you did business with
* Randomly generating the CC# (there is an algorithm to the CC#)

Good thing your CC company caught it on time. You should close that account (I'm surprised they didn't already) and open a new one.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:52 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi Sparks_red: I'm sorry to hear what happened to you. Luckily, you stopped it before it got any worse.

You may want to read up on internet security issues regarding personal information. Being aware of how these things work can help you stay more safe.

Here's a link to start you out. http://www.creditme.com/credit-articles/detail/keeping-your-card-numbers-safe-on-the-internet/

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:31 am Reply with quoteBack to top

The I-Tune download is normally a classic first purchase.

It confirms that the account hasn't been reported just yet, and doesn't ring any alarm bells with the CC company.

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