Hello everybody, Chase recently offered me the Chase Freedom. I applied, and was approved. I received the credit card yesterday.
I called the sticker to activate the card. Customer service rep had a bit of an Indian accent, although I could understand her fine, the connection quality was awful, I should have hung up and called again. But she mostly just said that congratulations on activating my new card and she went on to state the benefits of the card, all of which I already knew.
After that call, I created an online account with chase for my credit card. Today I bought a few things at Walmart and another local grocery store.
When I get home, I check my email and I received an email from some unknown company at around 2 in the morning addressing me by my first name and thanking me for my "order" of $6.95. Email said to go to gigmaps.net for questions or comments. Obviously a scam, however the fact that they addressed me by my first name was a bit disturbing. According to some user comments here: http://www.scambook.com/company/view/28005/GigMapsnet
there seems to be a few users who have been charged by this company that they have never heard of and who never answer their phones.
I checked my spam folder, and there was another email from some other spam website thanking me for my membership, and giving me a username and password. This email didn't contain my name, but still. The gigmaps website has a link to cancel an order, it asks for email address and last for digits of credit card number.
I'm not sure if I should go ahead and fill those in or not. Since I got this email at 2 in the morning after activating this new card, without having used it at all, leads me to believe that if my personal information got stolen, it has to have been the Indian customer service lady. She would have had access to my information when I called her.
I'm thinking of putting in a fraud alert. I have been checking my bank account and credit card accounts but so far no fraudulent charges (yet). I'm thinking when this "order" goes through a fraudulent charge will show up. Any advice?