Skip to comments.Who’s Behind the ‘BLS Weblearn’ Credit Card Scam?
Posted on 04/09/2014 9:23:48 AM PDT by topher
A new rash of credit and debit card scams involving bogus sub-$15 charges and attributed to a company called BLS Weblearn is part of a prolific international scheme designed to fleece unwary consumers. This post delves deeper into the history and identity of the credit card processing network that has been enabling this type of activity for years.
At issue are a rash of phony charges levied against countless consumers for odd amounts such as $10.37, or $12.96. When they appear on your statement, the charges generally reference a company in St. Julians, Malta such as BLS*Weblearn or PLI*Weblearn, and include a 1-888 number that may or may not work (the most common being 888-461-2032 and 888-210-6574).
(Excerpt) Read more at krebsonsecurity.com ...
Some of the information I had posted about 2 weeks earlier -- so they are behind the curve on this one.
I am not sure who 'Krebsonsecurity' is...
I was hit by this two months ago. My bank recognized it, did not process it and put a hold on my card for any merchant transactions until they could contact me.
I of course, did not approve the transaction. Had my card cancelled and ordered a new one.
I cannot be certain but this happened about 6 hours after I made a purchase online at Amazon.com through a vendor one their market place. Since then, I changed my account information, removed my card from storage on their servers and purchase an Amazon gift card when purchasing through their site.
I have read the horror stories people have had with these transactions. Got to keep your cards safe.
In Feb we had found out our debit card was compromised in just this way. Small amounts a few each day in online transactions which we do very little of. Thank God my husband confronted me early asking for receipts ( He is the ledger Nazi). The bank cleared everything up in about a week. We no longer have debit cards. We buy prepaid gift cards for online shopping. A bit of a pain but worth it