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droo June 2nd, 2014 2:33am

I am currently on the phone with my bank, and the man on the phone just told me $1000 was taken out of my account in the last ten minutes in three transactions unauthorized by me. Have you ever experienced credit card theft?

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elusive Sactown
06/04/14 1:32 am

Omg! That's terrible. I hope you get it resolved quickly.

paranoidandroid beantown scientist lady
06/03/14 8:26 pm

Yes, once someone stole my debit card # and bought plane tix. Another time someone stole my ss#, opened a phone line, and made >$3000 worth of calls to the psychic friends network >:(

WhoAreYou Up In The Trees
06/03/14 10:29 am

I have. I have also found that thousands had been withdrawn from my bank account without my knowing. Found out it was my spouse. That's much worse than credit card theft.

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2katz I live in Nebraska
06/03/14 1:23 am

Attempted. Visa once called me to ask if I was at a mall in Costa Mesa making a $500 shoe purchase. I said hell no I'm at home in my underwear, so they took care of it and sent me a new card.

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DavesNotHere where am I
06/02/14 6:50 pm

A few years back. Some swine stoke my debit card number and drove all over Florida and filled up stolen cars. The bank deactivated the card, and reimbursed me after I filed a report with the police. Sign of the times.

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Happy Hong Kong
06/02/14 3:00 pm

Yeah, someone in Australia bought about $20k in booze on my Amex.

The money was credited back to me within an hour.

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stickman46 NJ
06/02/14 1:54 pm

Yes, Barnes & Noble online. 20+ books purchased in under 6 mins. Thankfully, I had email alerts set-up on my credit card.

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jayfreeman
06/02/14 9:54 am

I'm shocked you would be creating a SOH poll while on the phone for so important a situation!

droo Santa Barbara
06/02/14 12:04 pm

I wasn't worried. As long as they know you didn't authorize the transactions you'll get your money back.

jayfreeman
06/02/14 12:22 pm

Nonetheless, seems odd one would be posting on SOH while on that call. Later? Believable. During? Not so much.

droo Santa Barbara
06/02/14 12:24 pm

I don't care if you don't believe me. What point are you trying to make here?

I was on hold for a while and thought it'd be an interesting question, and I wasn't worried in the slightest because this happened to my mom and she got all her money back

droo Santa Barbara
06/02/14 12:35 pm

^ and there is your evidence sir. Google the number and you'll see it is a 1-800 Chase bank number for card support regarding transactions and reporting them.

By the way, don't ever call me a liar again.

jayfreeman
06/02/14 12:36 pm

Hmmm, your poll says the $1000 came out of your account, now it came out of your moms? Hilarious

jayfreeman
06/02/14 12:38 pm

I didn't call you a liar, simply said it seems odd you would post on SOH while dealing with that situation. You have now proved yourself a liar.....your account, oops your moms account LMFAO

droo Santa Barbara
06/02/14 12:38 pm

I said "I wasn't worried because this happened to my mom and she got all her money back" meaning a *past* anecdote of my mom's which caused me not to worry in *this* situation. Do you lack the reading comprehension skills to deduct that Mr. Holmes?

jayfreeman
06/02/14 12:39 pm

Oh no I called you that again......whatcha gonna LIAR?

droo Santa Barbara
06/02/14 12:41 pm

Did you not hear what I said you childish imbecile? I said "I wasn't worried" and I gave the reason for not being worried, the reason being "this happened to my mom and she got her money back". If you lack the deductive reasoning skills for that I'm

droo Santa Barbara
06/02/14 12:41 pm

sorry but we are done here.

jayfreeman
06/02/14 12:42 pm

My name is Jay, not Holmes! Sorry to disappoint you LIAR

jayfreeman
06/02/14 12:43 pm

Oh oh I called you a LIAR again....you told me never to do that again....so what exactly are you going to do about it?

droo Santa Barbara
06/02/14 12:44 pm

lol that doesn't bother me. You're just being annoying at this point. Don't you have any other cases to crack Mr. Holmes?

jayfreeman
06/02/14 12:46 pm

Oh OK I get it, your implied threat not to "ever call you a liar again" has a consequence of you calling me Holmes. Harsh LOL. I love outing SOH LIARS

MrEdwin Mystery
06/03/14 11:45 am

Obvious troll is obvious

thebarr
06/04/14 4:37 pm

In fact, I'm not even sure her name is drooski. Just what is she trying to pull here?

jmw7477 Indiana
06/02/14 2:12 am

It's happened to us a couple of times. That's why I check our account online at least every other day.

dawl adulting
06/01/14 9:03 pm

Yes twice! It's a bummer I'm sorry :/

comppete Las Vegas
06/01/14 8:50 pm

Yes, but nothing that serious. Someone just bought me some porn site memberships using my ATM card after I purchased gas with the card.

droo Santa Barbara
06/02/14 12:49 am

Did that work with your wife? ;-)

comppete Las Vegas
06/02/14 1:52 pm

LOL! She knows I would never pay when there is so much free porn out there. ;-)

omagabi Surf City
06/01/14 8:34 pm

Yes, twice somebody used my American Express card even though I still had the "real" one in my wallet. Both times all charges were removed immediately.

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
06/01/14 7:53 pm

Yep. Bunch of charges a few months back. I saw them and called. Fixed immediately.

JackVTM Boston, MA
06/01/14 7:45 pm

Hope things get fixed for you. Keep us updated.

kermie gaytopia
06/01/14 7:43 pm

Damn, that sucks. At least you caught it in real-time

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KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
06/01/14 7:41 pm

I don't have a credit card, but I have had that happen. Twice. Once with a travel debit card and once with my bank card.

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Rainey 633 Stag Trail Road
06/01/14 7:41 pm

I'm so sorry to hear that! I hope everything gets resolved!

No, this has never happened to me

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mikeey1962 on SOH where else
06/01/14 7:40 pm

Twice last year both times my bank caught it, one they tried to buy $900. Worth of gas in Canada, the other in Louisiana, they bought something for, $1.99 then the tried to buy something for $679. All money was returned to my account luckily

Rainey 633 Stag Trail Road
06/01/14 7:41 pm

That's a lot of gas 0_O

SaintAnger sumkindamonster
06/01/14 7:42 pm

$900 worth of gas?! That's insane! When my friend filled up a U-Haul the pump stopped at $90.

mikeey1962 on SOH where else
06/01/14 7:46 pm

They figure it was some one who had a ranch tank(it's a tank that's at your home so you don't have to run to town to fill up), like mine, but they knew I wasn't in canada!

SaintAnger sumkindamonster
06/01/14 7:40 pm

Ahh! Real Monsters!
That's scary. I hope everything turns out well.

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Rainey 633 Stag Trail Road
06/01/14 7:40 pm

Hehe I love this comment

BusinessJustin Tamriel
06/01/14 7:38 pm

Yup, and I brought the hammers. Within 24 hours I knew the girl's name, address, and had a pile of evidence to hand over to the police. Their response? It's only a misdemeanor, so we're not going to do anything about it.

jakecrs905 Long Island, NY
06/01/14 7:38 pm

That sucks. Sorry drooski, I hope everything works out.

alynn Somewhere wonderful
06/01/14 7:38 pm

Oh no! I hope the funds are replaced quickly and they catch who did it. I've never had that happen before, myself.

kitty333 West Virginia
06/01/14 7:35 pm

Just 2 weeks ago actually. They only took out $2.49. Luckily I caught it before they could take more.