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stylie

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#1 10 years ago

Not a good time for this, Im trying to by a house. but get this, My CC company, Capital One called me to report some suspicious activity, but here is the best part, I dont know how this got on their radar, but it was purchases that total up to about $40... FORTY DOLLARS!!! Thats amazing that this would get their dander up, completely impressed with this. Here is the best part, this is obviously an adolescent. They got me involved with the following... Blockbuster.com Gamefly.com (Just like netflix but for games) Some weird stationary company and that acne medication that Vanessa Williams tries to sell!!!! Here is the scary part. They used my address, meaning I have the products now. He got Final Fantasy (IV?) for a Nintendo DS. Has anyone had this trouble before? Im really upset about having the stuff sent to my apartment. I rarely use CC's I use a check card for POS sales and online banking. I only use my CC for emergency and online purchases. Oh and in the mail I got a letter from a Columbia House type business, declining the sale, stating that they tried to push it through but the account had been closed... Thanks Capital One!!! The other aspect that bothers me was that the last time I had used it, it was for a PS3 downloadable game, Gaunlet 2 for $4.99, fuk yeah!!! I do not use wireless internet, but Im concerned with this... Any haxors in here that might know how this douchebag got this done?




Polska

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#2 10 years ago

Perhaps you have a keylogger on your computer, or someone who knows your credit card information is using it against you.




Gen'l Knight

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#3 10 years ago

Cancel all your cards, change all your financial website passwords (if applicable) - damn! At least you found out about it. and they appear to be unsophiticated thieves... I use a shredder at home and shred everything that has account numbers on it. I had a run in with a Pay Pal account that I used for Astro Empires and also to donate to WOLF (this was unfortunate). I think someone (from Britain)jacked my account thru AE and charged my account a hair under $1,000. There were two transactions that had the same numbers e.g. $363.00 & $636.00. While checking my bank online I saw this and fortunately got it stopped in time at Pay Pal (no real help by Chase people I might add.) Needless to say, I won't use Pay Pal again.... Hang in there stylie...




stylie

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#4 10 years ago

My keylogger was installed by me ;-) Gen'l good idea, I will change my passwords, stupid of me not to...




Stefan F

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#5 10 years ago

thing is if your computer is infected by a keylogger/trojan they will be watching you change it , and they will have the updated info the same second , it never hurts to reinstall windows ( only way to be 100% sure nothing remains on it ) but in case you dont have the time to do this right away , use a different computer in the house that you to the best of your abilities asume is trojan free change your passes right away.




Archimonde0_0

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#6 10 years ago

If you do alot of online banking, changing passwords is a very good Idea. Don't use things like Quicken, your best bet for keeping track of shit is by Hand. I personally will never trust online banking, I would rather, and will, go to the Bank, or have someone else do it for me (AKA My Family) who have years of experience going all the way back to my Grandmothers mom in book keeping, accounting, and banking. With so much spyware and viruses out there its a good idea to scan at least 3 times weekly, and use a program like CCleaner to delete cookies, and clean your registry. It removes your internet history stopping people from being able to track where you have been. I do it daily.




LIGHTNING [NL]

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#7 10 years ago

Sounds more like an accident than a fraud. My little brother once got charged for buying lingerie in Switzerland. :p




Admiral Donutz VIP Member

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#8 10 years ago

If it was an accident I can't see how they both charged a produed and got it delivered to his adress...

Reminds me of a woman who accidently received a couple of thousand of euro's on her bankaccount because a bank screwed up (turned out that a Dutch company did a transaction to an other company in Sweden or so, the bankaccount nummber happend to be the very same as tha tof the woman and then the bank screwed up by thinking it was a national transction. Or something along those lines. THe funny part is that she at first said to know about nothing, and later onr efused to return the money. Stupid bitch, I bet she would go nuts if she accidently financed a random persons bank account. Hehe.

As for online banking: It's not totally risk free but if the user knows what he is doing it should be an acceptable risk. Don't give out bank account details, don't buy into banks sending an email to "verify" your login information and such crap stories. And don't forget about phising sites, so double check if the websites you use are the right ones. No clue about passwords, for my online banking I need to insert my bankcard in a small tool and follow some instructions to get an output number, which I will then need to enter ont he banks website to login. So only with hands on acces to the banpass and password (and bank account name and number) would you eb able to login. Chanches of your card being stolen together with it's login info and other details are small. So I don't fear online banking. If I would get screwed over, by my account being hacked without me being to blame at all I would get the lost money refunded anyway. So meh.




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#9 10 years ago
'LIGHTNING [NL;4369627']Sounds more like an accident than a fraud. My little brother once got charged for buying lingerie in Switzerland. :p

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#10 10 years ago

I have some friends and former coworkers that work at Capital One, back home.

Stylie, you should use the security service I use: a reinforced Marine rifle company!




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