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Basically, I came back yesterday to find that some fool has cloned my card and used it to attempt to buy a gazillion things from american websites. Here's a list of the last places I used it, and f… Read More
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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
Basically, I came back yesterday to find that some fool has cloned my card and used it to attempt to buy a gazillion things from american websites.

Here's a list of the last places I used it, and feel free to guess which one is most likely to have done the deed:

John Lewis
Amazon
Sainsbury's
University of West of England
Shopto (via paypal though)

I've used all of them before with no problems at all.
But I'm looking at shopto, have shopped there before through paypal but funded from debit card, first time I fund it using credit card and boom.

Main points are:
I thought paypal didn't show card details to the place you're buying from??
In which case, some large organisation or someone working there has done me over?!
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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
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#1
Nothing to do with shopto via paypal.

Shopto can not get your CC details via PP, thats the benefit of PP.
#2
Call the bank.
#3
Best guess is the Uni
#4
ChrisUK;7876962
Best guess is the Uni


:giggle:
#5
Shopto have a lot of history for this,although if you used paypal you should in theory have been safer

Probably the uni
#6
DragonChris
Call the bank.


Done. Egg have kindly reversed all of it and cancelled card.

Chiptivo
Nothing to do with shopto via paypal.

Shopto can not get your CC details via PP, thats the benefit of PP.


That's what I thought, so they can be counted out.

ChrisUK
Best guess is the Uni


:giggle: And well I didn't like to think that, but wouldn't surprise me trying to extort yet more money from me.
#7
Well cambridge uni have found a way or bypassing chip and pin, so maybe it is your uni.. lol
#8
i have my doubts about Amazon though,they keep your CC details on file and you have to delete them manually each time you use it.:x
#9
Chiptivo
Well cambridge uni have found a way or bypassing chip and pin, so maybe it is your uni.. lol


I read that the other day, but I did this online to pay for a naff uni field trip to a premier inn on the M25. :w00t:

tinkerbell28
This.

Also when will people realise cards are not necessarily cloned at the last places you used them, they can be cloned from yonks back, and I mean yonks back. Before trying to take pot shots at maybe innocent parties.

My husband just had is cc cloned and used, it wasn't him obviously as it was used in person and he was several thousand miles away with work, with the real card on his person.

The last time he used said card, was a year ago!

It can be ages from farming/cloning to actually using them.


Ohh, didn't realise that. Thanks for the info. :thumbsup:
Just thought it was strange it's only just started.
I mainly use it for Amazon and Sainsbury's though.
It's all stumped me. Just glad Egg were so helpful.
#10
Could be from anywhere you have used your card since you had it including atms. Doesn't have to be from a place you recently used it. So if I was you their is no point in trying to blame some business as you are never going to find out where your details were stolen.
#11
dananana
Could be from anywhere you have used your card since you had it including atms. Doesn't have to be from a place you recently used it. So if I was you their is no point in trying to blame some business as you are never going to find out where your details were stolen.


Indeed,i hear petrol stations are likely candidates too,but can't be an ATM if its a CC though.

I've had O2 top ups on my cards 3 times in the past,i've said this loads on here but one was defo the Carphone Warehouse who got my details online as it was a new card that hadn't been used anywhere else.
#12
some fool has cloned my card

Sounds as though he was quite clever:whistling:
#13
deb8z
i have my doubts about Amazon though,they keep your CC details on file and you have to delete them manually each time you use it.:x


I've heard that Amazon are a pretty good place to get your details from as the details always stay on file. My sister had her card cloned a while back and it was a new card that she'd only used at Amazon and put on file. Still got mine on file there though so it hasn't taught me anything!!!
#14
cis_groupie;7877399
Sounds as though he was quite clever:whistling:


Not really, card cloning is quite easy, to read your card takes less than a second, the equipment to write the details to another card is easily available and quite cheaply. A reader can be strapped to an ankle they "drop" your card and as they retrieve it quickly swipe it past the reader, job done, they have your details, all you see is a clumsy assistant. Anyone with £100 to spare can set themselves up.



However online transactions dont need the card to be cloned, just your card number and security number, for this they just press the front of your card into blutack or similar and memorise your security code.

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