I tried to use my credit card last night to buy petrol, and was told I needed additional authorisation. Decided to just use my debit card insted.
Anyway, I phoned up the card provider earlier to ask why, and they told me someone tried to use my card details on Saturday to book Ryanair flights and a hire car costing over £700!! Luckily it was flagged up as a "suspicious" transaction so a hold was put on it.
What I want to know is, how did these guys get my details??? If buying stuff in the shops, I only use it in well-known places, i.e. high street retailers. On-line I use it for sites like play.com, amazon etc., but I only do so from my home or work computer, both of which are protected to the hilt with anti-virus/spyware/adware/firewall software etc.
I need to wait about a week now to get my new card, grrrrr. These people make me mad!!!