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    credit card fraud. how?

    i got a call from one of my card providers today just 1 minute after i made an online payment to a government agency (so much for data being safe with the government). they said there was a suspicious transaction and wanted to confirm if i had just paid for "personal services" in america. it wouldn't be very personal across an ocean.

    has anyone had a card fraud so quickly after a payment? the card is one i hadn't used for months so it couldn't have been from an earlier transaction.

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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Whoa, dude. What did you buy? And does it come with batteries? And was a cigar involved?
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    Still can't climb
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    "personal services" ... i'm guessing companionship, so i should hope no batteries or it would be very unsatisfactory.

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Sounds like your card company was on the ball.
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    WTF is that smell? crackerjab's Avatar
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    You don't remember giving me your card # do you?
    Your turtle skirt is exposing your FUPA.

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    I've gotten that call in under 4 hours, but it sound like you are the new record holder. Card security has become big business.

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    Check if the government website was using ssl. Even if the government website was using ssl, the credit card processor could have been compromised and hackers/thieves were stealing the data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annc View Post
    Check if the government website was using ssl. Even if the government website was using ssl, the credit card processor could have been compromised and hackers/thieves were stealing the data.
    I'd also run checks on the PC to make sure it isn't compromised either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annc View Post
    Check if the government website was using ssl. Even if the government website was using ssl, the credit card processor could have been compromised and hackers/thieves were stealing the data.
    yep. Tap into the processors DB and the world is yours.

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    I used my card online for the first time many years ago for $2.59 and I got a call within 30 minutes, confirming that I actually used the card since it was out of my spending habits. I was pleased.

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