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Postby supercoolman » Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:20 am

MemberSince99 wrote:You know, I'm thinking there simply has to be more data breaches and/or employee fraud than we are made aware of. If your card is only used for those things, they had to get the info somehow, and it had to be from one of those three places you use it.

That's why I hesitate to save my credit card and/or checking account info online with these places - fear they will be hacked. I'd rather take the time to re-enter the info every time I pay than risk fraud. Especially with my student loans I can't pay via credit card only with my checking account - I NEVER save that info on their site I re-enter it every time. Seems like a pain but I'd rather be safe than sorry.

And with corporate America sending their operations off to all these third world countries that hate us to take advantage of slave wages, I feel even less cool with the concept to be honest.

you can't pay your loan with bill pay from bank?

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Postby DoingHomework » Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:50 am

One incident for me. I noticed 3 charges download into Quicken for smallish (~$10) purchases to the maker of World of WarCraft. I've never even played that game so I immediately reported to Chase. They dealt with it right away, sent me an affidavit to fill out swearing I did not make the charges within an hour. I also got a call from the WoW company trying to intimidate me. They said they'd sue me if I filed a police report and so on. So, I pointed out that they had committed the crime of extortion by the threat. I forwarded the threat to the police and never heard from the company again. All the charges were reversed and I never heard more of it.

I think the message is be right and have good documentation

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Postby FastSRT8 » Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:30 am

Just recently some douchbag must have stole my number and proceeded to make large purchases. Amex caught it before it went too out of hand.

I found out through a call from Amex and thankfully not at the end of a billing cycle.

*applauding* Amex
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