They only used $113, which the bank automatically detected as a unauthorized sell and locked the card. I don't think that will affect my credit rating but I may be wrong. I'd rather not check my credit, since checking it also lowers the rating. I do know my credit rating was in the "best" rating a couple months ago.
Originally Posted by 78@pwnt4lif3
If you're on wireless, someone did hack you for sure. However isn't Guild Wars a paid RPG game? I bet someone there hacked you or worst case is paypal but rarely they have stolen accounts now cuz they changed a lot the past few years. I'd make a complaint file if it's from there too.
I never own a CC but this is one of the reasons why we have been told by many members of paypal users it's always wise to TRANSFER your money out of paypal so nothing can be stolen or used against your will without your permission.
Have you reported your card being stolen?
My wireless is encrypted with a very long and complex passkey and the first credit card theft was when I had a wired router.
The bank automatically marked it as stolen as soon as a out-of-country purchase was made.
Originally Posted by macca_dj
Thank you I enjoyed the holiday
Seriously my Sister and Father had there cards cloned / used and they only shopped at Amazon,
Strange you dont have any torrent DLers on your machine do you ?
I have uTorrent.
Originally Posted by Faster_is_better
I'm kind of under the impression that it just happens. I've had a couple cards compromised over the last 1-2 yrs, I don't use them anywhere shifty, systems are always clean as far as I know.
You look to be doing just about everything possible to be secure and yet it still happens so I'm not sure. Possible lucky random guesses for your info? Have a common name?
I've never met someone with my last name before. However, I believe in other countries you don't always need a name to bill a credit card. I've ordered delivery and they charged my card without my name (somehow?). I think you may be right that there are systems out there that random generation credit card #s and attempt to charge to them. They actually charged me for $7, then quickly reversed it hoping I wouldn't see. Then came the $113 charge a few hours later.Edited by Murlocke - 10/3/11 at 4:13pm