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Crooks, Thevies and just bad people.

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Davidford7, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Davidford7

    Davidford7 Member

    Jun 11, 2012
    Fort Worth
    Ok, got to get this off my chest. I went to get gas this morning and my credit/debit card was rejected. What the hell. called the bank and balance was 0. Something was wrong. After getting hold a person at the bank I discovered someone had gotten my CC number and went to 2 drugs stores and bought $200 worth of gift cards and each. Then traveled 2 miles down the road from there to a Target and bought over a $1000 of gift cards ($200 at a time) within 15 minutes and then went to another Target and bought more. Thousands cleaned out in minutes.

    I have the card in my wallet and it has never left my sight. I do not use it on line because it's my social security account.
    We puled the video from one store and the person using it had a card they swiped and the clerk ask for ID. WTF

    The money was to be used to buy Christmas presents for the kids. Bank says it'll take 3-5 days to clear up and get the money back in the account. That means after Christmas. Thank goodness we had money in a savings account at the Credit Union or it would be a bleak Christmas for the 7 kids. I guess this is one thing that can happen when you wait to the last minute to do Christmas shopping.

    Merry Christmas to all (except the low life that stole my money.)

    Wow and still feel bad.

  2. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

    Mar 25, 2006
    Mars Florida
    Yep, lots of not so nice people in the world. Sorry you had to be a victim.
  3. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    Jun 7, 2006
    That's terrible.

    I hope you can have a Merry Chrsitmas and when you catch these thieves..... drag 'em through the streets on their bellies.
  4. phototec

    phototec Very Active Member

    May 23, 2008
    Sorry to haer that!

    Yep, last night on the national news, they said there were several scam website collecting money for the victim's for the Newtown killings, the funds being collected were NOT going to the victim's.

    Some people will stoop real low to get your money...

    Let us now how they got your CC #?
  5. showcase 66

    showcase 66 Very Active Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    Sucks to hear that. Hope they catch the bastards. It always seems to happen around this time of year. More scumbags come out around this time of year. I hate it.

    My wife had her purse stolen two Sundays ago from the Walmart parking lot. That has been fun to deal with. Got everything taken care of except we forgot about our shell card for gas. Got a call from them yesterday saying that my balance exceeded my limit. I only use it for business. $2500 in gas in less than 2 weeks.
  6. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

    Feb 27, 2007
    I'm going thru the same thing with my bank now, someone got one of my business debit card numbers and cleaned all the money out of my account, it was used mainly at 1 online store in the UK.

    I was told by my bank to fill out a police report in case they catch the person, maybe you should do that seeing you saw video of someone using your card.
  7. slappy

    slappy Very Active Member

    May 31, 2005
    so you pulled the video? I'm going to assume you live in the area by target that it was used at?? Maybe gotten a new card due to expiring soon that might have been taken? Your bank sounds like it kinda sucks also. I get a lot of customers that might have to call their bank to confirm a large purchase or multiple large transactions in one day, something like a cap. This time of year i sometimes can't get their card to go through till they call the bank cause they were out shopping and spent x amount and i'm now trying to ring up x and they reached the cap. As annoyed as they get when they call the bank, i see it as protection. Might wanna find another bank. Best of luck finding the jerk
  8. johnnysigns

    johnnysigns Very Active Member

    Nov 3, 2004
    East Coast
    Sucks, but it could've been worse.
  9. 401Graphics

    401Graphics Very Active Member

    ive had my credit card number stolen before, nothing that was expensive was purchased though. I just happened to catch purchases on my statement that i didn't make. Called the credit card company and they confirmed my card had been compromised. they reversed the purchases, and issued me a new card. Now i always check my statements. And i usually get a phone call almost right away when large purchases are made with my card to confirm i made it. also my debit card has a cap of $400 a day.
  10. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

    Dec 27, 2005
    Guam USA
    Crappy timing for someone to do this to you (not that there is ever a good time to be robbed).
    Hope the cc guys fix you up quick.

    My security plan keeps me immune to this type of theft.
    I keep all my cards totally maxed out so if they get swiped they get declined.

    wayne k
    guam usa
  11. johnnysigns

    johnnysigns Very Active Member

    Nov 3, 2004
    East Coast
    This is my third business debit card that I've had reissued in three years. Not sure where the card info was swiped but I've had all kinds of fraudulent charges pop up and the card number + corresponding info flat out stolen w/out losing my physical card. I don't know if that equates to me swiping on a machine that had a strip reader or something that occurred online, but it seems par for the course if you use a card liberally for purchases. Like I said I had limited exposure and it could've been worse so I check my statements constantly now which is a good thing.
  12. David Wright

    David Wright Very Active Member

    Nov 25, 2003
    Wyandotte, Mi
    Seven kids? Blended family or the old fashioned way?
    Christmas blessings none the less.
  13. John Butto

    John Butto Very Active Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    You get Social Security and you have 7 kids. How old are you. Debit cards are the worst for abuse. Get yourself an American Express card, then when the lowlife goes to Target and shows the American Express, they will surely ask for picture ID.
  14. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

    Sep 29, 2003
    Wetumpka, AL
    that's an easy one....the stores can just cancel the gift cards.

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