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    Credit card hacked

    Just got a call/text/email from one of my credit cards.
    One that was reissued a few months ago. Seems it got hacked and a bunch of 1.00 charges went through, then a charge from Australia that they caught and declined, so now I get another new card mailed out.

    Trying to figure out where it got hacked. Only use it for Amazon, USPS, ranger up, and some other reoccurring charges. Now I have to change all of those which is a PITA.
    ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHH WTH thought I was using secure websites to order stuff from but somehow one of these sites was compromised within the last month.

    Better safe than sorry though, some of these sites I wont be using this card with and will probably get another card with a lot lower limit to use for any online purchases.
    What a way to end the day.
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    Sadly... at the end of the day, there is no 'secure' site left on the face of the planet... : (

    Cash...

    I got stung during the Target fiasco a couple of years back.... yeah... PITA....

    Best of luck getting it all straightened out DAA1
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    They usually do a small test charge or two before they try to go big - happened to me twice this year http://www.militaryfirearm.com/Forum...it-Card-Hacked

    I also don't think anything is secure anymore.
    Occam's razor, the simplest explanation will be the most plausible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckshot View Post
    They usually do a small test charge or two before they try to go big - happened to me twice this year http://www.militaryfirearm.com/Forum...it-Card-Hacked

    I also don't think anything is secure anymore.
    Thought I remembered somebody had the same problem. Having to rethink my online activity and purchases now.
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    It doesn't have to be an online purchase anymore. There are devices out there that can steal your card's information simply by walking right next to you. There are special wallets designed to protect against that sort of information theft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noskov View Post
    It doesn't have to be an online purchase anymore. There are devices out there that can steal your card's information simply by walking right next to you. There are special wallets designed to protect against that sort of information theft.
    True Noskov.

    A couple years back the government was going to put an information strip in newer passports that could be read with one of those RIF readers. Dont know now if they did or not; if so, your passport is at risk along with your newer credit cards.

    Along with the special wallets that protect your cards, there is at least one company that makes women's handbags where the entire handbag blocks a reader. My sister bought one last year. Has a stainless braided wire in the handle to prevent someone from cutting the strap and running off with it as well.
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    I have a RFID protected wallet and passport holder. I highly recommend http://www.saddlebackleather.com/ . They guarantee their products for 100 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M1 Tanker View Post
    I have a RFID protected wallet and passport holder. I highly recommend http://www.saddlebackleather.com/ . They guarantee their products for 100 years.
    My wife got me one of those RFID protected wallets several years ago.
    I think they must work.

    I also use a VISA card I got at Walmart.
    This is what I use when traveling or buying on the net.
    I have to load money on it when I need to make an order.
    It is not tied to my bank account or any of my other credit cards.
    My wife checks the account (on the computer) every day while we are traveling, just in case.

    I don't use the credit cards much any more.
    I have gotten rid of all but 2 credit cards for emergency use only.

    This has limited my exposure a lot. I don't think you can completely eliminate everything now days.

    Years ago I had my card information taken when I checked out at a hotel in Florida when on vacation.
    The credit card company took care of it quickly and sent me a new card.
    That is when I went to the Walmart Visa card after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M1 Tanker View Post
    I have a RFID protected wallet and passport holder. I highly recommend http://www.saddlebackleather.com/ . They guarantee their products for 100 years.
    I just read a large part of the site but didn't see any mention of RFID. Is it all the wallets or just a few?

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    I just had two of my compromised within a couple of days, I only use the one at Lowe's because it is for businesses use, the other is my regular card I use everywhere, it was funny to me how both cards were hacked, I guess that is how..
    My new credit card has the chip in it, I guess that is supposed to make it resistant to that?
    I love you guys...

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