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.