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Layer Tennis/Coudal Swag!, originally uploaded by ABMann.

Ain’t nothing quite like logging into your credit card account and learning that you have a trip to the Bahamas coming up!
That you didn’t buy!

Hooray for online theft!

Now… must change passwords on every single account I have in the world tonight.
Oy. If I can find them all.

I bet this has something to do with losing and trying to reset my Xbox Live account this weekend. If any of you see my old account name show up, let me know and I can report that to Microsoft.

At least Chase was awesome about fixing it. Charge reversed. Card is cancelled so the number is useless to whomever has it. New one is in the mail.

Woo?

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tyskkvinna From: tyskkvinna Date: April 25th, 2011 02:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
When my card was used fraudulently, it purchased $6000 worth of high end shoes in the UK. Always wanted a pair of Blahniks :(
abmann From: abmann Date: April 25th, 2011 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, that is one well accessorized thief.
tyskkvinna From: tyskkvinna Date: April 25th, 2011 02:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
it is! but not as fun as a mystery vacation.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 25th, 2011 02:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
True. The warmth would have been nice.
Stupid Smarch weather
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: April 25th, 2011 02:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm, my fraud fiend ended up buying a lot of minor things. The fact that it was outside the US made my company curious since they must know I don't have much of a life to be traveling to Panama and then Nigeria.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 25th, 2011 02:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Did your fiend help a Nigerian princess??
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: April 25th, 2011 02:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
At the amount they filched from me, the princess must have ran out of peanuts to snack on.
bizarre From: bizarre Date: April 25th, 2011 03:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yikes

at least you found it before things got too bad...
world_rim_walke From: world_rim_walke Date: April 25th, 2011 03:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yikes

Agreed.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 25th, 2011 03:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yikes

Indeed. Lucky to have logged into my account today after some silly things I ran into this weekend.

Curious where it was compromised. Xbox account seems likely but I don't remember if i actually linked it to my card. Or if it was stolen from the last place I used it which was Preplayed this weekend.
bizarre From: bizarre Date: April 25th, 2011 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yikes

there are so many ways that information can get stolen it's sad.
thian_un From: thian_un Date: April 25th, 2011 03:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
When mine was stolen, someone in Luxembourg bought $100 on iTunes and $50 credit on Skype. Guess they never planned on leaving their house. Boring.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 25th, 2011 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Pssh. Where are the rare gems and hookers?
alyska From: alyska Date: April 26th, 2011 10:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
See, sad thing is, if rare gems came across on my card, my cc company wouldn't even blink..
thegelf From: thegelf Date: April 25th, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's more likely yours was stolen in one of the breaches several months ago, and they just got around to selling it to someone to use it.

I hope the airline voids that ticket to the Bahamas and leaves the thief high and dry.

I found out my card had been stolen when I tried to use it, and it was declined. My bank preemptively canceled all the cards that had been exposed in the TJ Maxx breach almost 5 years ago now, whether there had been fraudulent charges made or not. Would have been nice if they'd told me before doing that, though.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 26th, 2011 12:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Good point. I'm torn between paranoia and just watch various reports. I will double check my credit score tonight though.
not_a_girl From: not_a_girl Date: April 26th, 2011 12:31 am (UTC) (Link)
*paranoidly checking my accounts now*
abmann From: abmann Date: April 26th, 2011 12:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Don't worry. I haven't sold yours yet.
not_a_girl From: not_a_girl Date: April 26th, 2011 02:55 am (UTC) (Link)
This is another reason I keep the available credit on my card so low. You can't scam me for much!
From: ex_hellocth126 Date: April 26th, 2011 12:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Well that sounds exciting. I'm kinda amazed I have yet to have a card stolen... they've temporarily blocked them several times when I do weird things like travel or make online purchases from retailers outside the US, but never the real deal.
moocowrich From: moocowrich Date: April 26th, 2011 02:19 am (UTC) (Link)
On an unrelated note, I recently found out that I'm not going on an all-expenses-paid trip to the Bahamas as previously planned...

JK LOLZ!
quincidence From: quincidence Date: April 27th, 2011 04:26 am (UTC) (Link)
sony playstation really was hacked and the credit card information for them has them actuallly servers down.
So if you have a PS3... there is your answer
quincidence From: quincidence Date: April 27th, 2011 04:32 am (UTC) (Link)
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