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Got a charge for $9.84 on your credit card? Beware
CBS ^ | January 27, 2014 | Kathy Kristof

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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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cards; creditcardcharge; creditcardfraud; creditcards
Just one digit off from Orwell.
1 posted on 01/27/2014 8:47:53 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

1984?

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.


2 posted on 01/27/2014 8:52:56 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: ConservativeStatement

I saw the dollar $ign as the 1 in the amount referencing 1984.


3 posted on 01/27/2014 8:53:48 PM PST by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: Texas Fossil

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.


4 posted on 01/27/2014 8:54:59 PM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

I think in self defense we should louse our credit up. One less thing to worry about.


5 posted on 01/27/2014 9:01:40 PM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


6 posted on 01/27/2014 9:07:13 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Checked my cc’s back to November. Nothing of that amount. Nice tip though.


7 posted on 01/27/2014 9:20:38 PM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: ConservativeStatement
"...consumer complaints all reporting the same niggling charge."

That's racist!

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

8 posted on 01/27/2014 9:21:24 PM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: yarddog

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.


9 posted on 01/27/2014 9:34:06 PM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: yarddog

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.”

“OK.”

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.”

-dead silence-

“ummmmmm, we’ll reissue you a new card, and not send a duplicate to him...”

“Good idea!”


10 posted on 01/27/2014 9:37:56 PM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: null and void

That’s almost funny.


11 posted on 01/27/2014 9:42:31 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

I thought so...


12 posted on 01/27/2014 9:45:28 PM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Guess we both are.

All ComDems lie. It is in the DNA.


13 posted on 01/27/2014 9:45:59 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: null and void
Oh I can believe it.

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.

14 posted on 01/27/2014 9:47:53 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

I’m not worried. This was years ago, and they can’t get blood out of a turnip.


15 posted on 01/27/2014 10:03:01 PM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


16 posted on 01/27/2014 10:08:52 PM PST by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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To: yarddog
Exactly the same thing happened to me. Someone trying to buy boots in London. Tried to use my card at Dollar General and it was denied.

Good thing it wasn't an emergency, i.e., gas in an out of the way place or the beer store.

17 posted on 01/27/2014 11:00:26 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


18 posted on 01/27/2014 11:26:49 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: null and void

You need to visit Moreno Valley!!!

The Home Depot there is selling merchandise like crazy!!!


19 posted on 01/27/2014 11:34:18 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Rocky

>>small amounts.

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.


20 posted on 01/28/2014 12:53:56 AM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I save all my card receipts and check them off against the bill. Only takes a few minutes and helps ensure nothing is amiss.


21 posted on 01/28/2014 4:24:41 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: D-fendr
Set your alerts at your bank/cc to notify you w/email of every debit/charge.

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.

22 posted on 01/28/2014 4:36:27 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: F15Eagle

Good point. Next time I visit Riverside Nat’s Cemetery I’ll consider a side trip.


23 posted on 01/28/2014 7:37:18 AM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: Rocky
...the person we talked to didn’t seem interested in who was behind it.

That person might well be the one getting a small commission on credit card numbers he provides to the scammers.

24 posted on 01/28/2014 9:30:31 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: null and void
Best laugh I've had in a while
25 posted on 01/28/2014 9:46:25 AM PST by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: piroque

Me too!


26 posted on 01/28/2014 9:53:52 AM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
nig·gle ˈnigəl/ verb gerund or present participle: niggling 1. cause slight but persistent annoyance, discomfort, or anxiety. "a suspicion niggled at the back of her mind"
27 posted on 01/28/2014 9:56:44 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: null and void

Got something $15.99 from Check Card ID Protection out of Minnesota

strange


28 posted on 01/28/2014 10:06:33 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: null and void

Meanwhile, you need to quit shopping at Home Depot in Moreno Valley!


29 posted on 01/28/2014 10:08:42 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: murron

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.


30 posted on 01/28/2014 10:17:01 AM PST by LiveFree99
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


31 posted on 01/28/2014 10:23:42 AM PST by dforest
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To: ConservativeStatement

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...


32 posted on 01/28/2014 10:43:11 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: LiveFree99

He was 18. He didn’t know any better.


33 posted on 01/28/2014 1:03:03 PM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: null and void

That is great!


34 posted on 01/28/2014 4:28:42 PM PST by Eaker (Sweat dries, blood clots and bones heal so suck it up buttercup.)
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