What a pain

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    Our Credit Union called today and it seems as if our main credit card has been hacked starting yesterday.
    They deleted that account number and will send us a new account number in a few days.
    Now we have to change ALL our account numbers in all the on-line payment accounts and anything else linked to that card that is an automatic debt...like our gym membership and insurance.



    I have no idea how this happened but some of the charges were from Madrid.
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    Well it wasn't ME if that's what you are implying. Now if you'll excuse me the bullfight starts in twenty minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad426 View Post
    Well it wasn't ME if that's what you are implying. Now if you'll excuse me the bullfight starts in twenty minutes.
    I KNEW it! I knew it was you Brad, I just didn't want to "out" you in public. What section are you sitting in... just in case Interpol wants to chat with you. Not that I'd tell them or anything.
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    Bummer JL. Many many years ago someone using my name (in RL) received services at a hospital about 150M from my town. I was called into the plant managers office to explain this. I asked where this hospital was located. He told me Yakima or Walla Walla but in that general area. I told my manager someone impersonated me without my permission and was scamming the hospital and or the insurance company. After a few more questions and my answers that was it.

    I never learned who the scammer was but management was able to convince the hospital through timeclock records that it couldn't have been me receiving the services. All the guys I worked with there were amazed someone would try something as bizarre as this. This type of thing never happened to me again. Sheesh...the nerve of some people
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    I cancel my debit cards regularly. Trust me, when your autopay recipients get a payment rejected notice, they will give you very simple opportunities to update your card info with them.
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    Well, my husband will probably go into the computer as soon as we get our new number and change all of them that we can.

    We've never had this happen before so I don't know what to expect.

    Noname...my Mother had her credit card hacked about 15 years ago and she didn't even have a computer at the time.
    Now they can do it so fast and from anywhere in the world.

    My sister had her Debit card hacked last year and just happened to notice when she went in to check her account. She doesn't usually do that but was going on a trip the next day and looked at it for some reason. There were charges from her hometown all the way up the east coast to NY...all done in a 48 hour period. They were all under $200 but there were a LOT of them. She got it straightened out and didn't lose any money but what a headache.
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    I am sure that the NSA Europe department appreciates your donation...and phone records...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJon10125 View Post
    I am sure that the NSA Europe department appreciates your donation...and phone records...
    I just hope it's a tax deductible donation.
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    Ole! We suddenly had charges from a non-existent business show up on our credit card and had to change everything over. I feel your pain.

    Another reason I don't do online banking. Just another avenue for hacking. I've got a debit card around here somewhere, if it even works anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Ole! We suddenly had charges from a non-existent business show up on our credit card and had to change everything over. I feel your pain.

    Another reason I don't do online banking. Just another avenue for hacking. I've got a debit card around here somewhere, if it even works anymore.
    Yeah, I hear you. If it wasn't for the fact that the CC companies cover the cost of the fraud we'd probably go back to paper and stamps.
    The thing is, on-line everything is becoming a way of life and resisting it is almost futile. It's like resisting the telephone or television, or more recently...cell phones.

    I use my debit card all the time because it's so much easier than writing checks. But never in a resturant or anywhere that I don't personally put in the pin number. I know there's devices to grab pin numbers too but so far, so good.
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    That's exactly why I don't pay/buy/bank online. The government gets hacked X times a day. I don't have the skill and there are no anti whatever out there that will keep someone with the know how from doing it if they want to.

    So I spend a total of 30 minutes on the phone doing it that way.

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    Happened to me in January while on vacation. I get email alerts of any online purchases or any purchases over $500 using the card. I woke up one morning and had an email saying I'd bought $600 worth of stuff from BestBuy online in the middle of the night. I called my credit card company and they killed my card. Great, while on vacation. Fortunately I did have a 2nd card with me, but once I got home and got my replacement card, I had to go through the task of updating my card number in all the places I have it set up. Amazing how many places that is. I created a list so it'll be easier the next time it happens. One of the inconveniences, but I use my credit card for everything. Swipe it everywhere I am and pay the bill off every month. Convenience and inconvenience... have to pay the price.

    By the way, my email alerts are amazing. I will be sitting here, place an order with Amazon and within 2 seconds of clicking PLACE ORDER, my email beeps. It's great.
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    Iggy...how did you get set up for the e-mail alerts? That would be great. Can you set the minimum for less than $500? I'd like to get an alert every single time my card is used.

    One thing I want to add...my son told me to log off of FB every time I do any sort of on-line transaction. I stay logged on and put it on my icons so when I want to look at it I can just click the icon. Two of the transactions were for Facebook purchases ($18.00 each). I've never in my life made a FB purchase.

    It might be a coincidence but who knows...
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    You can always get Life Lock. They'll call you if someone tries to open a line of credit in your name or tries to change your billing address.

    The cost is worth the peace of mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanlouise View Post
    Well, my husband will probably go into the computer as soon as we get our new number and change all of them that we can.
    It is nice that the retired manager of the Universe/Empire has her minions due her bidding!

    As another said the NSA is disrupting your accounts! Remember the Gene Hack/Will Smith movie "Enemy of the State"?

    I've had mine done twice, but they've been my business cards! I feel your husband's pain of redoing the accounts!


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