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Fri Jan 15, 2016, 01:14 PM

Someone in Cedar Rapids Iowa wants to be me!

They tried to use my debit card number for a $1.19 purchase at a Sunoco Station.

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Reply Someone in Cedar Rapids Iowa wants to be me! (Original post)
In_The_Wind Jan 2016 OP
Renew Deal Jan 2016 #1
In_The_Wind Jan 2016 #4
Fuddnik Jan 2016 #12
Aristus Jan 2016 #2
In_The_Wind Jan 2016 #5
KamaAina Jan 2016 #3
In_The_Wind Jan 2016 #6
KMOD Jan 2016 #7
In_The_Wind Jan 2016 #8
Initech Jan 2016 #9
In_The_Wind Jan 2016 #10
Initech Jan 2016 #11
Fuddnik Jan 2016 #13
Initech Jan 2016 #14
kentauros Jan 2016 #19
In_The_Wind Jan 2016 #15
HeiressofBickworth Jan 2016 #16
In_The_Wind Jan 2016 #17
femmocrat Jan 2016 #22
In_The_Wind Jan 2016 #23
femmocrat Jan 2016 #24
In_The_Wind Jan 2016 #25
kentauros Jan 2016 #18
In_The_Wind Jan 2016 #20
kentauros Jan 2016 #21

Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 01:22 PM

1. Annoying

The $1.19 is a test. The next charge will be for a $200 gift card at Walmart. I hope you shut it down.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 01:54 PM

4. The test charge was on 1/12. My bank spotted the charge a 1,000 miles from home ...

and stopped more charges before the culprit had a chance to do any damage.
At my request the bank manager cut up the card and ordered a new one. I'll be writing checks for a week or two.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 16, 2016, 11:21 AM

12. I had two $1.00 test charges at two different hair salons in California.

I live in Florida. Chase called me right away.

Funny thing is, I lost my wallet in Ohio two weeks before that, and canceled all my cards that night. The golf course found my wallet the next morning with everything intact. But useless.

The card they used was the new one I had gotten just two days before, and had never used yet.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 01:26 PM

2. Well, at least he/she is aspiring to greatness...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 01:56 PM

5. Very funny!

20 years ago they could have acquired a huge pile of goodies.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 01:26 PM

3. Isn't tRump there?

 

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 01:58 PM

6. He's probably still pissed off that I stood him up for our date to attend a hockey game.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 02:03 PM

7. I'm not in Cedar Rapids, but I want to be you, too.

 

That sucks that someone did that to you. I'm glad your bank caught it in time.

I can't remember the last time I had to write a check.

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Response to KMOD (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 02:13 PM

8. I write two or three checks a month.

It cost more if I pay those bills over the phone.

great to see ya!

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 02:49 PM

9. My bank account got hacked into last year.

I had $1700 in it, all gone within a matter of hours. Not one, but two $350 withdrawals, and two $200 gas purchases, and they also spent like $300 at a grocery store. Thank god the bank put everything back, but still...

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Response to Initech (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 03:32 PM

10. I was buying groceries for the weekend when my purchase was declined.

I'm glad I paid my credit card bills before this happened.

I'll make another credit card payment to asap. Oh, and I'll pick up my prescriptions tomorrow because my checkbook was safe at home.

I'm glad your bank took care of everything.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 03:44 PM

11. That's the nice thing about being with a credit union.

If I had been with a bank that didn't have a fraud department there would have been a lawsuit or two out of that. But I am sure that's why they have fraud departments. But getting my bank account back was a nightmare to say the least.

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Response to Initech (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 16, 2016, 11:25 AM

13. Three years ago, my credit union called me at 7:00am on a Saturday.

They asked if I ran up $164,000 bar tab on my debit card the night before.

I said we were drinking, but not that much. They took care of it right away.

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Response to Fuddnik (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 16, 2016, 03:02 PM

14. $164K?????

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Response to Fuddnik (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 11:00 AM

19. What, did they -buy- the bar, too?

How do you spend that much at a bar?!?!?

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Response to Initech (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 29, 2016, 07:33 PM

15. Things just got more interesting.



Mr I_T_W's bank account is overdrawn by $2,000.
The money was in his account yesterday.
We'll be getting up early tomorrow the bank opens at 9:30.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 06:19 AM

16. I had to get a new credit card for the same reason

The bank notified me that there was a suspicious charge. While I was in Seattle charging a movie and dinner on my credit card, someone swiped my credit card for a purchase at a Best Buy ----- in Carmel Indiana (I'm in the Seattle area). The charge was declined at the point of purchase. No charge was actually made to my account so there was not problem for me. Before you get excited that there is a bank so on top of things that a disaster was averted, you need to know that I received the notice last Friday and the declined charge was made LAST SEPTEMBER!!!! I guess I was lucky that no further attempt was made to use what was obviously a fraudulent card.

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Response to HeiressofBickworth (Reply #16)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 07:32 AM

17. This is absurd! Mr I_T_W's account was robbed yesterday.

When he made an ATM withdrawal at our neighborhood bank on Thursday everything was as it should have been.

The ATM bounced his debit card at 5PM yesterday. A quick call to the bank's 800 number was all Mr I_T_W needed to find out that we have work ahead to undo the damage caused by this theft. He put 3 checks in snail-mail on Monday. We will be at the main branch in town this morning to see what can be done to resolve the problems we have now.


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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #17)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 02:13 PM

22. That is just awful.

I hope the bank will cover the theft. Let us know how you made out at the bank. Best of luck to you.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #22)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 02:21 PM

23. The bank didn't pay the e-check and promises to return the bounced check service charge.

If they had tried to purchase something with a lower price tag they might have succeed.
We're probably going to open a new checking account and close the one he has now since whoever tried to use our account has enough information to pull off the scam.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #23)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 02:23 PM

24. What a hassle.

Sorry this happened to you.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #24)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 02:31 PM

25. He was near panic when he called me about the missing money.

We still have the money we need to cover our meager needs. He'll get a better night's sleep tonight. So, no real harm done this time.

Thanks, femmocrat.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 10:58 AM

18. That was lame.

They should have gone for the $1.98 item instead.

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Response to kentauros (Reply #18)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 12:19 PM

20. Yesterday someone tried to buy a gift for $3,120.44 using an e-check.

I hate to close Mr I_T_W's checking account but it may be the only safe way to keep this existing account from being robbed again. If there was enough money in his account to cover the purchase someone would be watching a new big screen TV or wearing a new fur coat. We have direct deposits that will have to be changed over.

We got up early to visit the bank this morning. [img][/img] I haven't eaten breakfast yet and it's already lunch time here.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #20)

Sat Jan 30, 2016, 02:11 PM

21. It was a lame joke on my part, too.

I hope you're able to get it all secured and taken care of without nearly as much head-ache as it seems

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