Anyone else getting these fraud alerts ?

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  1. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Use my Credit Card with my iPhone for only Amazon and Apple products and got this Fraud alert yesterday. Did a research with the purchases and came up with a bunch of Fraud uses. Luckily it was denied but had to go about changing the card. Did a complete change of passcode also with my other venders/websits.

    Friend of mine had this happen about two weeks ago. This was my first time.


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  2. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Was this legit? I'm not following what happened.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    They are not asking you to follow a URL and telling you to call the number on the back of your card so it looks like they gain nothing and the email is legit. If you got a Chase card, I would be calling them.

    Biggest rule is NEVER follow a URL in one of these type emails.
     
  4. ABC5S thread starter macrumors 68040

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    My credit company was called by me and this is legit. New card on the way. They informed me this happens a lot and one either has to be on the look out for this with your statements or like me, my Chase card company sent me an email, than I called them with the number on the back of the card.

    Chase would never have a number on an alert to call, which might be suspicious. Only use the number on the back of the credit card.
     
  5. ron7624 Contributor

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    I am getting an alarming number of phishing scams. But so unrealistic... Saying my password at a bank that I have never heard of was hacked and to log in . But I don't have a bank account there. Crooks are getting dumber lol
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    My company credit card get compromised like this about ever two years. I am convinced it is happening at restaurants where the waiter disappears to charge your card. Portable battery powered readers are pocket size for these thieves.

    Glad to we held harmless. I check my account daily now to head this stuff off but you credit card companies have great software to prevent this. I remember buying gas and using my company card rather than the company gas card and within a few minutes I get a phone call wanting to confirm it was me. They said there were no previous gas charges and this triggered their alarm.

    Have a great weekend!
     
  7. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Capital One recently issued me a new number because someone's system was hacked a few months ago and they wanted to be on the safe side. If Chase sees me using my card at weird times during the night, they'll usually text me before they authorize it. Saying that, three years ago my Chase card number was used fraudulently and thankfully didn't go through either.

    I have daily account summaries emailed to me everyday to make sure stuff isn't going on.
     
  8. ABC5S thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'm glad that Chase is on the ball. When I got texted I was surprised to say the least, made the call and they walked me through the procedures. I tried to locate the fraudulant purchased and it was boiled down to three sites, two of which seemed OK, not involved but one over 50 miles from me was suspicious. Wish Chase could have given me more information but their Fraud department was working on it. I immediately changed all my passcode just to make sure, but I only used my card in two places as mentioned, Amazon and Apple for those movies, iTunes stuff.
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Chase needs to be on the ball as they are the one who gets the shaft in the end. That is great incentive.
     
  10. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Or they're just doing hundreds of thousands of emails a day hoping to hit someone. I jst read an NPR article about an old lady would got a "call from the IRS" saying she owed $1500 and had to pay in iTunes gift cards... she did it.

    When you have people doing this from across the globe for $3 a day (or less), getting a single hit a week is an incredible payout.
     
  11. bufffilm, Jun 25, 2016
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    bufffilm macrumors 68040

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    Bingo...many times, this is it.

    I don't use my CC for this reason when dining unless the bill is sizable. Yes, I lose out on points, etc but the last time my bank has called/texted me has been probably 3-4 years easy. Stopping by an ATM is pretty easy...once a week is enough.

    Knock on wood...
     
  12. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    I agree for the small or lower cost meals but I am also not wanting to carry around $400+ to takes several clients to dinner.
     
  13. bufffilm, Jun 25, 2016
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    bufffilm macrumors 68040

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    Definitely not...under $100 is easy for me though.

    Hate losing the points...but the added security (to me) is worth it.

    The number #1 rule tho'...never ever use a debit card for meals unless the swipe is run there and then. (Which of course limits where you can use the debit card.)
     
  14. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I get chase fraud alerts if I use my credit card at a gas station in an area far away from my home.
     
  15. theonekcrow macrumors 6502a

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    My play would be to call the number on the back of the card just to verify if this was legit. Glad this was though!
     
  16. ron7624 Contributor

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    I also heard hat a lady was threatened with deportation, and she paid 2,000 USD to the scammers. Yes, they pay some legit company for our email addresses and use them hoping...and then get one every now and again. It's a pity that it is the least able to afford it that take the bait.
     

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