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Guys, i recently found out an unknown credit card charge on my account and called my bank and they said my card has been compromised. I live in Denver and this amount has been charged 2 days ago from new york for an amount of $ 25. I dont have any automatic payment set up other than my cell phone bill and that comes up around $ 75 every month. Also, I check my online bill like atleast 2-3 times weekly just to makes sure I recognize all transactions.This one didnt had any details about the merchant who made the charge and so i got doubt.i called the fraud dept and they said, it was made from NY and I immediately canceled the card. I had 2 guys from a local sprinkler repair system come down to my house 3 days ago to repair my sprinkler system and i gave my credit card as payment expecting they have a credit card machine. But they didnt had any machine, wrote down my card no, exp date and 3 digit code at the back.I was little scared to see that, the next day my card been charged from NY. Do you guys think they might be behind this?
They charged the labor cost separately on my card, but this amount was made the day after they charged me the labor cost. Its only $ 25 and so I am not that worried. But should i go track this issue and figure out if they are the culprit? i would be pissed if they got anything to do with this.

8 Thoughts on credit card fraud??????????????
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    July 13, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    well…….please do call FBI ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    July 13, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Anytime you use your card, it is at risk for getting stolen.

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    July 13, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    I would definitely look into it…many cases of fraud start out with a small amount they hope you will not notice and get bigger from there…we all need to stand together and find anyone who is responsible for fraud…now if we could just get laws passed to make the punishment for such reprobates much more severe maybe we could stem identity theft and credit card fraud.

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    Caveat Emptor
    July 13, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    It’s possible they were responsible but you can’t be sure. There is nothing you can do to “track this issue.” Let your credit card lender handle it.

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    July 13, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Credit card numbers can be bought and sold, again and again. A similar situation happened to me a couple years ago. One of those guys or someone in the company’s business office, or anywhere, could have given this information to someone else.

    And when I was angry about my situation, I decided to find out what happened. The furthest I got was calling the merchants my card was used with, that I didn’t authorize, and was told that they couldn’t tell me anything.

    Your credit card’s fraud department will be the ones to get to the bottom of this. That is what they do.

    What you can do is go around online and search for bulletin boards and discussion threads about this sprinkler repair system and describe your suspicions so that future customers will think twice about hiring this company.

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    Bobbie L
    July 13, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Only someone with about 2 brain cells hands out that kind of personal information. Wasn’t this a big red flag to you?

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    Amarnath C
    July 13, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    U better find out the details of NY party.
    If appears fruadulent better complain n if requires cancel the card.
    All the best.

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    July 13, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Well you are certainly on the right path and kudos for being so vigilant about your finances. Unfortunately it may or may not have been the guys from the sprinkler company. Your card number could have been taken or copied at any time. I work in a hospital and recently 2 women were fired for stealing patients credit card numbers. Your involvement is done; you notified the bank and the fraud department as well as canceled the card. The fraud department will conduct their investigation and hopefully get to the bottom of this incident. Good luck

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