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- Location: Texas
It's infrequent but it does happen, sometimes for good reason. I've had unauthorized charges happen on a card that I had never even used before. The banks are really quick to shut down a card that's suspected of fraud. A lot of times, gas stations are the first venue where crooks attempt fraud because they don't have to interact with a clerk to use the card.
Always carry two cards, one as a backup, and you'll be fine. Also, make sure the bank has all of your phone numbers, especially cell.
American Express: Blue Cash Preferred (groceries, 6%; gas, department store, 3%); Gold Delta SkyMiles (Delta Air Lines, 2 miles/dollar, free checked bag).
US Bank: Cash+ (utilities, phone, internet, restaurant, 5%; drugstores, 2%).
FIA Card Services: Fidelity Amex (everything, 2%); Fidelity Visa (everything, 1.5%).
Chase: Freedom (rotating, 5%); Amazon (Amazon.com, 3%); PriorityClub (IHG hotels, 5 points/dollar); Sapphire (not in use).
*All cards are registered with PriorityClub IDine program for 8 points/dollar at participating restaurants.