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Old 06-01-09, 04:23 PM   #1
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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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Old 06-01-09, 04:36 PM   #2
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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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Old 06-01-09, 04:40 PM   #3
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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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Old 06-01-09, 04:43 PM   #4
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Sounds like your card company was on the ball.
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You don't remember giving me your card # do you?
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Old 06-01-09, 05:05 PM   #6
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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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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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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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Old 06-02-09, 11:08 AM   #10
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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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