Thursday 29 August 2013

My credit card was compromised

Given the nature of my job, I have a corporate credit card.

I got a call from the fraud prevention department of the card's issuer today ... my corporate credit card had been "compromised". I checked and my card was still in my wallet.

Apparently someone tried to spend more than $300 in a grocery store in Texas using my card number.  Yep, Texas!  They were denied and it threw up some red flags to the issuer so they called to check with me.

It's been a quiet summer and I haven't used the card much so it's hard to know when my card info was stolen ... and how did the info make its way all the way to Texas?!

This card has been cancelled and they are going to issue a new one to me.

Has this ever happened to you?


MaggieMay said...

Gack - my first comment went POOF.

I didn't have it happen with my credit card but a few years ago my bank card was skimmed. My bank caught it, cancelled my card and called me. I got the money the thieving punks had withdrawn back but it was still a major pain in the you know what.

MaggieMay said...

Meant to add - I remember talking to the bank (they were great) that the police don't even tell them where it happens (if they can figure it out). They try to keep up with the scammers. I learned the most common place for the scammers is gas stations and the non-branded ATM 's

Way Out Wear said...

Last January both my husband and I had our cards compromised. I guess there was some skimming during an online purchase or two. Both we run through for a small test amount, and then a little larger amount.

I also once had my card compromised after I had used it to pay for parking at the Vancouver airport.

Glad to hear you're not on the hook, sorry it happened as you're without a card and have to change any accounts that had it on file

Feisty Crone said...

My debit card was compromised a few months ago; my card was in my wallet, and someone went to Best Buy and bought themselves a brand new computer. The bank made it right, finally, but a bank employee gave me some incorrect information and I thought I was going to have to eat the almost $1,000 loss. The Seattle Police Department told me my card was skimmed somehow.

Rosie said...

I opened my VISA statement last summer and immediately two charges jumped out at me, from iTunes, both for $150. I never spend that much at once on iTunes. VISA credited it back to me no problem, but it was really alarming, as I have no idea how they got my information.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

It's happened to me before and it sucks when it happens. Hope you get your new card soon. At least it wasn't your personal card!