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I fully admit that I could be getting skimmed on my CCs at restaurants because I do dine out in sit-down restaurants where they take my card pretty frequently, this one just seemed weird because it's been so long on that front. Who holds on to a credit card number they skimmed for over 3 weeks before using it? But that still doesn't explain the debit card, which I *seriously, seriously* never use, even at ATMs (like I said, I use another that doesn't charge/refunds fees). The last time I used the debit card was last July INSIDE a Chase branch (teller window) because I wanted smaller bills & change on the withdrawal (needed bus money when on vacation and there was a Chase across the street from my hotel). Then in December...boom, hacked, after 5 months of gathering dust in my wallet.
As for autopays I have Verizon, Netflix, and my internet provider (regional company but still large enough that a hack would be news). I don't feel like any of those are risky. I also haven't shopped with that card at any of the stores who admitted to being hacked (I've been to Target once since they admitted the hack, but used my Target card...I've only ever shopped once at Nordstrom Rack, and that was over 3 years ago and on a different card). I've done a touch of online shopping with it, but nothing within the last month.
I'm going to call our security folks on Monday and see if the transaction happened to go through our work network. We've had a couple instances over the years where cards/cash/stuff was physically stolen in my office, and there's a chance that's my problem. If they were dumb enough to try such a bold purchase, if it was a coworker, they're probably dumb enough to make the purchase from their work computer. It happened only 20 minutes after I left my desk for the day, so maybe that will turn up something. If it does, well, sucker for both stealing AND being out a JOB.
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