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Old 01-30-06, 04:35 PM   #1
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I just can't stop laughing, heres the story:

Let me start of by saying I am a minor so both me and my dad have a card to my account. Last night I go online to Wells Fargo to check out my account, and I notice something. Someone used my Dad's card to get $34.15 of gas at the local Shell. So I kind of get worried. I tell my parents and then call my friend who works at Wells fargo and he gives me the customer service number and tells me what to do. So the next day my dad calls Wells Fargo and explains about the charge. He learns that the card was declined at Target to buy $353 worth of stuff because I didn't have that much in my account. He then contacted Target and since he works at the DA's office and talked to security. Turns out there was 4 people, and they were all being watched by security previous to the attempt to pay. My dad got the security footage of them trying to pay, and I sat down and watched it. After they attemped to buy all the stuff and the card is declined, Target calls Wells Fargo and they put a bloack on the guard. Then the people head over to Carls Jr. and attempt to buy $22 woth of food and it gets declined. After looking at the tape I notice the main dude is a kid from my school who sits about 20 ft. away from me at lunch, but I dont know him. It turns out that my brother had some friends over to study and one of his friends brought over this guy and he ended up taking th card from where my dad keeps his stuff. The dude, now named Ivan, ended up logging on to myspace on my comp, so my brother logged on to his profile and lone behold it is the dude. So my dad is now running the plates of the car the guys took of in He is going to file a report in 2 counties and is pretty sure he will be found guilty. I just hope the guy's frinds don't kill me now

I think this dude picked the wrong person to jack a credit card from
Kinda bites though, this is the first checking account i've had and I've had it less than a month...

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Old 01-30-06, 04:43 PM   #2
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Old 01-30-06, 05:01 PM   #3
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I've heard some really bad horror stories about ID Fraud in my line of business. People can lose almost everything they own, and it's difficult to recover. Nasty stuff. I hope charges are pressed on this guy.
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Old 01-30-06, 05:05 PM   #4
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I've heard some really bad horror stories about ID Fraud in my line of business. People can lose almost everything they own, and it's difficult to recover. Nasty stuff. I hope charges are pressed on this guy.
They will. My dad is gonna file a charge for petty in theft in the county we live in, and then credit card fraud (or whatever it is legally called) in the county where he tried to use the card. My dad is positive he will be found guilty. The Target tape is amazing. The had the camera focused on the dude when he was paying, and as the items were being ringed up you could see the price, the total, just like on the cashier's screen. Then when he swiped the card, on the video tape you see Card Holder: then my dad's name. And then the cameras follow him out, see him get into the car, clear shot of the plates and everything

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Old 01-30-06, 05:07 PM   #5
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Good to hear a happy-ending story to credit-card fraud. Most of the ones I know are horrible messes where people lose a tonne of money, their identity gets mixed up in all sorts of criminal records... I have a friend that's having a hard time finding a job because whenver any employer checks her credit-report, it shows she's wanted by the FBI!
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Good to hear a happy-ending story to credit-card fraud. Most of the ones I know are horrible messes where people lose a tonne of money, their identity gets mixed up in all sorts of criminal records... I have a friend that's having a hard time finding a job because whenver any employer checks her credit-report, it shows she's wanted by the FBI!
Yeah, thats a bummer. Luckily the dude only took the checking card. And it was denied when he tried to spend $353.08 cause I only had about $290 in it I'm glad he didn't take like my dad's ID or his actual credit cards or something.
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Old 01-30-06, 05:31 PM   #7
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Try to see if every usage attempt can be charged as a separate count of fraud...that will really get him good.
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What the hell is wrong with people?*shakes head* Well, sounds like this guy's gonna get what's comin' to him, at least.
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my credit card a few years back got ripped off.. $1800.. im not sure how, because the credit limit was onyl $1500
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that's so messed up! he had the nerve to take your credit card and then use your computer. woulda been even more crazy if he bought something online with the card at your house.

a similar thing happened to my little brother, too, after a "friend" visited once during high school. the kid took a house key and broke in a month later when everyone was gone on vacation.
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the kid took a house key and broke in a month later when everyone was gone on vacation.
thats even more messed up-why didn´t he just use the key
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Old 01-31-06, 11:54 AM   #12
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thats even more messed up-why didn´t he just use the key
He actually used the key... I only say "broke in" as in he burglarized the house
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