Skip to comments.Got a charge for $9.84 on your credit card? Beware
Posted on 01/27/2014 8:47:53 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
Wondering if your credit card number could be in the hands of a crook? Look for a charge for $9.84.
The Better Business Bureau issued a fraud alert last week about a raft of consumer complaints all reporting the same niggling charge. The business levying this fee may purport to provide customer support, or it may simply identify itself as any one of a number of different websites.
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I looked the other day for the last time the Communist Party USA had a Presidential Candiated. Guess when that was? Yes, in 1984.
By then they had taken complete control of the ComDem Party. So it made no sense to have a Presidential candidate.
I saw the dollar $ign as the 1 in the amount referencing 1984.
Didn’t Elizabeth Warren say recently that credit searches were both racist and sexist? They prey on women and minorities according to her. I guess I am safe.
I think in self defense we should louse our credit up. One less thing to worry about.
A couple of years ago someone in England tried to use my debit card info. Fortunately the bank caught it and locked the card. Unfortunately I tried to use it before they notified me.
Not sure how the bank caught him but I am glad they did.
Checked my cc’s back to November. Nothing of that amount. Nice tip though.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
My son, who was in the Marines at the time, had a stopover in Turkey on his way to his deployment. He bought a pair of socks at a store near his ship for a few dollars and used his credit card to make the purchase. About a week later, we got a telephone call from his bank, because my husband had his name on the account as well, asking if anyone had made a purchase in Turkey for a few hundred dollars for shirts, and all sorts of expensive clothing. It seems the store had a swiping machine, and somehow they could read his card number and exp. date, and made purchases with his card. When my husband explained to the bank that my son had used his card to buy socks only and that he was in the Marines, the bank cancelled the charges as well as my son’s card. Unfortunately, my son was without the use of his card until we could mail him his new one, which took quite a while.
So I get this call from my bank, “Did you just try to buy $5000 worth of stuff from the Home Depot in Moreno Valley?”
“Nope, I’ve never even been to Moreno Valley.”
“OK, someone has stolen your card number, we’re going to cancel it and send you a replacement.”
A few days later I get my replacement card. The next day I get a call from my bank, “Did you just try to buy $4000 worth of stuff from the Home Depot in Moreno Valley?”
“Noooo, please tell me that when you canceled my old card and sent out a replacement card, you didn’t send one to the guy that stole my old card number in Moreno Valley.”
“ummmmmm, we’ll reissue you a new card, and not send a duplicate to him...”
That’s almost funny.
I thought so...
Guess we both are.
All ComDems lie. It is in the DNA.
Watch out a few years from now when they write off the debt. They will send the IRS form to him and not to you. You will then have the IRS coming after you for taxes owed on a forgiven debt that you never incurred.
Good times will be had by all.
I’m not worried. This was years ago, and they can’t get blood out of a turnip.
This is an old scam. We had a charge of under $5 on our bill a few years ago. I checked the business name on the internet and turned up an article about how some Russian syndicate was billing lots of Mastercard accounts for small amounts. We called Mastercard and they removed the amount from our account, but the person we talked to didn’t seem interested in who was behind it.
Good thing it wasn't an emergency, i.e., gas in an out of the way place or the beer store.
I was contacted by my bank recently and asked if I had tried to buy $49 worth of goods from a Walmart in Arkansas. Feeling fairly certain I hadn’t been to Walmart or Arkansas lately I said no. The bank said they were going to cancel my card because someone in Arkansas was trying to use it. As I was speaking with the bank rep another purchase attempt came in. It was for the same amount, $49 and again at a Walmart in Arkansas. Again not me. They canceled my card and I had a new one within days.
You need to visit Moreno Valley!!!
The Home Depot there is selling merchandise like crazy!!!
Yes, small amounts, often a dollar or less is a big red flag.
If you can:
Set your alerts at your bank/cc to notify you w/email of every debit/charge.
A small charge is a test; big one coming next.
I save all my card receipts and check them off against the bill. Only takes a few minutes and helps ensure nothing is amiss.
That helps, but it's not fast enough.
With my bank, the alerts come one, maybe two days after the actual charge is made.
Fraudulent charges were made on my card recently, and I got a call from the bank. By then, the account had already been frozen. No email alert was ever sent.
Good point. Next time I visit Riverside Nat’s Cemetery I’ll consider a side trip.
That person might well be the one getting a small commission on credit card numbers he provides to the scammers.
Got something $15.99 from Check Card ID Protection out of Minnesota
Meanwhile, you need to quit shopping at Home Depot in Moreno Valley!
I would be very reluctant to use a credit card in a second or third world country. I’d say places like Canada, Britain and Germany are about as safe as the US. Greece, Turkey, and Africa I’d pay with cash or travelers checks.
I was notified by my bank in December of this charge. I had banks alerts activated at the time. My account was charged for 9.84 plus foreign transaction fees.
Needless to say. Since I saw it quickly, the bank replaced my card and repaid me for the charges.
This is a real one folks.
This is why I log into my credit card acct and review charges every day.
It also keeps me on top of what my wife has been spending money on...
He was 18. He didn’t know any better.
That is great!