Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Vancouver, Washington and Ocean Shores, Washington, USA
Bikes: 2 - 2007 Custom Bike Fridays, 2 - 2009 Bike Friday Pocket 8's, Gravity 29'er SS, 2 - 8-spd Windsor City Bikes, 1973 Raleigh 20 & a 1964 Schwinn Tiger
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We also had our CC canceled last month due to fraudulent charges. It appears had my name and cell phone number. We found out about it when the checker at our local grocery store said our card authorization wouldn't go through.
As many seniors do, we live our life on credit - when we run out of it we will simply have our last glass of wine and walk into the ocean. I had hoped that it was going to a bit longer, but the checker gave us a real wake-up call.
I had recently shopped at the Nashbar site and deduced that it might be the problem, but from what the referenced web site describes, it was likely previous purchases from their website since the theft apparently happened in Dec 2008.
In our case, the "thieves" were not all that smart. They placed six orders for diet pills and had them sent to us!!! They even ordered something from China; more pills I think - we refused the mail delivery. They did change my name on one of the orders. The only items they ordered that we didn't receive were two sets of business cards.
The biggest pain was re-directing all our 'auto-pays' to the new card, or to an alternate card, since some of the payments were due in a day or two. Based on this experience, we will not be ordering anything online in the future. That's unfortunate because some items are just not available in the local bike stores.
ADD: I have received zero info from Nashbar regarding this problem.
Last edited by Foldable Two; 07-21-09 at 01:35 PM.