so i went to my local watering hole (brauer house) in lombard, and wanted to grab a beer/burger after work. well, after the burger and a few beers i went to pay, and my card got declined several times. i didn't know why because i knew i had monies in my account. well, when i called chase it turns out that on dec. 2nd someone was caught using a fake credit card with my exact number on my debit card. good thing chase caught onto this quickly and cancelled the card asap. freaks me out a little because i use my debit card all the time and what not. will probably second guess this and may start using cash more often. they said they'll call me as soon as they get a complete police report to let me know where the person was caught using it. supposedly the person has already been arrested and had several other fake cards with legit numbers on them. eeeek
I've been lucky so far. I've had plenty of times with my business travels bouncing around the USA that my card will be put on fraud alert. That's my own doing from having expenses showing up all over. Sometimes a pain in the butt because I'll have to call in and verify the charges, but still glad the banks are watching out. My banking statements are crazy, charges all over the place lol.
yeah man, it sucked. at first i was like why wasn't i called and notified about my card suddenly being cancelled, and the chase person said because i didn't update my phone number to my current one lol, my fault. like you said, i'm super glad they are keeping an eye out for that stuff. i will occasionally have to call and confirm a purchase, which i don't mind doing. they also told me that they have a policy not to call and notify anyone of "odd" activity after 9pm and i was like uhh wave that $hit and call me asap when you find something weird with my account, no matter the time. even if it's at like 3am.
nothing as of now, but i'm still waiting for anything purchased after december 2nd to show up on my recent activity. they said they'll take care of anything i don't approve of which is sweet.
i use my debit card as a credit card, which may have helped all of this being detected, as well as a report lol. if i ever do use it as a debit card and have to enter a PIN, my bank gets suspicious and calls me.
i think ill go old school and try to use cash more often.
My credit card number was stolen about 5 years ago. Found out as I was checking into or hotel in Vegas for an anniversary and card was declined. Called visa and they said the card was used in three countries in less than an hour. I didn't even see the extra charges. Took a week to get a new visa and the wife (ex-wife now) had to pay for everything. Lol. Embarrassing at check in though
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Had my debit # stolen about 2 months ago. Have Chase also. They were all over that shit. Called me at 3am to verify fraudulent purchases made in the UK. The purchases were small at first then they ramped up and included a bill paying service. Someone was gonna have me pay their bills! Chase wiped em all off and sent out a new card.
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