Some MasterCard holders exposed to data theft

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by ronjor, Apr 14, 2005.

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  1. ronjor

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    Thats awful.It makes a person afraid even to use a credit card :rolleyes: My card number was recently stolen somehow online.I received my statement and there was a charge to somewhere I didnt make.I had never even heard of this website,so I call the company and reported it and told them I'd never heard of this place,and the guy laughed and said"I know what it is"so he told me it was an adult website.I had been charged $30.00 for it.Anyway I had to file a fraud report,and be issued another card--a big hassle.I'm leary now of using a card online.In some cases it's neccesary though,so whats a person to do?
     
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    You are doing the right thing. Keep an eye on your statement. If something is not right, notify the card company.
    If there is a phone number to do business on, that might be a better way to go.
     
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    There was a phone number and I called it immediately soon as I seen the statement
     
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    Evening all
    this is what I did to combat the risk of cardjacking.
    1.- Contacted my bank and asked them to open a subsidiary account for me in addition to my main account with No Overdraught facility, asked them to name the account in such a way that it was different to my main account.
    2. asked the bank for a debit card, active only on the subsidiary account.
    3.- transferred a small amount (say£100) to the second account.
    4. Only use the second account for online purchases etc through the Debit card.

    simple, it took about 45 minutes, and even if my account is scammed, my exposure is limited.

    Jock
     
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