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Discussion in 'Stolen Property & Criminality' started by CodyK, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. lightflyer1

    lightflyer1 Active Member

    May 2, 2015

    I no longer carry any debt so it doesn't apply to me. Credit card is just used a convenient way to pay, not for credit.

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  2. CodyK

    CodyK Active Member

    Sep 5, 2019
    It was my debit card. I called the bank and it looks like I will get my money back. I have a feeling it was an employee at a Pizza Hut I went to the other day to get some pizza for my guys at work. When I gave him my card he set it down on the computer/POS terminal in front of him, and I assumed he was running it for the total I owed. Then he picked it up and inserted it into a cc terminal and printed out my receipt. I thought it was strange, but I shrugged it off and thought maybe he just set it down while he was sending my order through. I have no proof that’s where it was, but it’s the only place, besides the grocery store I go to all the time, that I have used it. I mentioned it to bank, but they didn’t ask anymore questions about it.

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  3. CodyK

    CodyK Active Member

    Sep 5, 2019
    Strange thing is, I was at a reptile show last year (one of my hobbies is collecting pythons and boa constrictors) and I was using my card to buy an albino boa, and the vendor had an address out of Ohio and they denied the transaction and texted me to see if I authorized it because I’m in Houston. That was only $300. This was $1500 in San Francisco, and they approved it!!!!!! I don’t get that!

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  4. V-Tach

    V-Tach TGT Addict Forum Sponsor

    Sep 30, 2012
    My business debit card gets compromised every year at least once.....purchasing everything online with it, I just figure it from at least one my vendors getting compromised yearly, too..........
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  5. candcallen

    candcallen Well-Known

    Jul 23, 2011
    Little Elm
    We use these. You insert like a credit card and it tells you if its altered. Every gas station is supposed to use one daily on their pumps. Not this exact one but one designed for the specific card readers.

    It doesnt help with shimmers. And only works on specific types. There are others if you can find them. Grabbing shaking and tugging and making sure they are exactly like other pumps is must do steps.

    If you use a debit card make sure your bank will still cover fraud. Chase does.
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2020
  6. just country

    just country Active Member

    Dec 9, 2019
    morning, I got scammed on amazon with my debit card.
    $4500 tv and xbox out of florida. they called me to say
    I had to go to a walgreens and get a security code.
    I told the persons to stick it, I did not authorize or
    accept the purchases. I now change my debit card
    every two months. if possible I do not use my
    debit card for on line purchases. justme gbot tum
  7. Bozz10mm

    Bozz10mm TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Oct 5, 2013
    Tell me more about the Walgreens security code. What do they have to do with Amazon and how does that work? Who called you, the bank, Amazon, or Walgreens?
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  8. Dawico

    Dawico Uncoiled Lifetime Member

    Oct 15, 2009
    Lampasas, Texas
    Changing the card every 2 months seems pointless.
  9. mroper

    mroper Well-Known TGT Supporter

    Jun 7, 2011
    Katy, TX
    Visa and Mastercard are stepping up throwing the fraud costs back on the banks and Merchants. More so in card not present transactions. I don't think any bank or credit card is gonna send you to Walgreens for a security code. that sounds like part of the fraud. Most banks will absolve you of all debit card fraud if yours doesn't do not use the debit card or get a new bank.
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  10. karlac

    karlac Gone fishin' ... TGT Supporter Lifetime Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    WestU, TX
    A habit I taught my daughters.

    If you always know how much you're supposed to have, it's a helluva lot harder to steal from you.

    Why my talented singer/songwriter wife and I have separate accounts ... she's happy to dipstick her account once a year. The original "ya still got checks in the checkbook ya still got money" ... bless her heart. ;)

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