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hey, when did i spend 500 quid!!!?

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9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
i thought id just post to say i went to look at my account few minutes ago and someones taken 500 quid out. i phoned up the bank and cancelled the card and they seemed to think i was covered. She said this tvl something was used to exchange for a different currency so who every this a-hole is theyre probably foreign.
just thought id say soo. if you havent done a virus check for a while - its probably worth it!
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9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
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#1
you should have a firewell runnin ...... but they could have got your card info by other ways m8
#2
How do you dispose of personal info like your statements etc? Bills?

Identity theft is on the increase nowadays. May have stolen your details.
#3
i shred everything. thing is.. ive only used this account for online shopping . and the only one ive used recently is la redoute. so unless ive registered with a store
and the details have been taken it can only be someone snooping in my wallet. well i dont know, if it was i would of loved to of caught them doing it
#4
cold toast
i shred everything. thing is.. ive only used this account for online shopping . and the only one ive used recently is la redoute. so unless ive registered with a store
and the details have been taken it can only be someone snooping in my wallet. well i dont know, if it was i would of loved to of caught them doing it


or your pc has been hacked-sounds like a more likeable thing to me
#5
Had £100 taken out of my account a few weeks back. Seems someone used my card number to spend £100 on Itunes (I don't even own an Ipod). My bank sorted it out sharpish and it didn't cost me a penny.

The only thing I could think was someone got it from Ebuyer or 7dayshop as these are the only sites I had used in the past month. Unless of course one of those recent security problems (TK Max, Bulldog Broadband) that leaked card numbers included mine. :x
#6
All this identity theft is really worrying, apart from being vigilant, shredding, etc it appears there is nothing much else we can do. :-(
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yes it is worrying, friend of ours has had major idenity theft, loans, card and now has got to sell her house, police and bank fraud are onto it, but problem is they are very clever,you just have to keep an eye on your account and also they told her to check her credit agency to see if anything is active, but so sad that you have to do all this.

but hopefuly you will get refunded as you had acted quick,
good luck :thumbsup:
#8
Its just as easy to nick the details electronically though, If you don't install the latest Microsoft updates your running a computer like a sieve, If you don't update your antivirus your PC won't find the lastest bugs, To top it off, You can't see where your card details are actually going, They get sent from you to the retailer, Its possible their computers could be hacked or they might have a dodgy employee etc.

Its all to easy to do identity theft online too, A lot of people have myspace/bebo pages with their full names, Pictures etc.
#9
Its all to easy to do identity theft online too, A lot of people have myspace/bebo pages with their full names, Pictures etc.

that bit does worry me, esspecially where my kids are concerned, as i do have parental locks on our pcs but when round friends you never know what they are up to.
only today i had to sign a leter for my daughter for school saying if she could post her images of herself on the school, pcs, even that wasnt to sure what to put and she is 9 .
#10
Me personally I don't like Bebo/Mypace/Facebook, The security on them is next to none, People post their real names, pictures, Even some link to their Ebay auctions so it would be easy to get a postcode/address....

It all makes it easy for someone to build up information on someone.
#11
im gonna phone the fraud department today, whoever it was- used travelex. worried abit about how i use my card on the web now. if this was to happen again or something i might get a bad credit reference?
#12
My partners card got done last yr,it was just as he got paid his wages,I went down to post office,paid rent and gas bill,went to atm,going get out half of what should been remaining as we go halves each and there was litrally nowt left.
That card had not been used online,as for bank statements,I don't throw them out,I don't have a shredder and I keep them all. I can only think the card was cloned when used in a shop,or perhaps a skimmer device on an atm,but my partner is quite vigilant,so most likely a shop.
It took a mth or so for money to be returned and was all sorted out by 2 mths when they told him what the transactions were exactly,things like mobile phones and airplane tickets,he wouldn't even step on a plane!
Cos you got you card in your possesion,the bank etc will usually cover you against this sort of thing.
Gets you paranoid tho.
As it goes online,I feel safer online and feel I got a greater chance of being mugged than being scammed online.
#13
Ungreat
Had £100 taken out of my account a few weeks back. Seems someone used my card number to spend £100 on Itunes (I don't even own an Ipod). My bank sorted it out sharpish and it didn't cost me a penny.



Thats great the part is yours :)
#14
odriscoll
Thats great the part is yours :)


Eh? :?
[mod]#15
Usually petrol stations are the ones running these scams but it'd also be easy for someone to post a deal here using a phishing link and get details that way if they really wanted. :-( (although the mods are quick to check out new members posts it would still be easier for a trusted member)


[SIZE=2]Just remember to keep an eye on your account and report anything suspicous straight away to the bank. :thumbsup:[/SIZE]
#16
lol sounded like an audition for a commercial.
#17
odriscoll
lol sounded like an audition for a commercial.


You mean like one of those so called "real" people in the street things for banks. :-D

The accident claim ones always get me, whenever they come on the 80's song "don't you want me baby" plays in my head.
"I was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar.......when I slipped and injured my knee, so I called claims direct"
#18
Yes lol :)
#19
If you do online banking,now I know some don't like it incase they get hacked or whatever,but I check mine everyday,sometimes several times a day.I like to keep a close eye on things.

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