So I've just found out that someone has been making fraudulent charges via my debit card for the last 3 months. I know it's careless on my part. I tend to check the balance on my account and if it looks about right, I don't look any further. But what happened is that this person has been making small charges, the biggest being $20 over the months that have piled up. Their mistake was charging $75 for gas - I never pay that much for gas! But at any rate, I'm looking at minus $700 over the time period. What I want to know is how does it work? Until the beginning of May, this person had been charging the card every few days at the same gas station. I mean, if I walk into a gas station and say 'I lost my card but I have the number' how does that fly? I know the station and the owner is very highly respected, I can't imagine he'd be that careless. It's all been reported now, but I truly cannot work out how this could happen. I'm super anal about card receipts. I actually have bags full of them - I burn them in the summer usually. None of them go into the trash... anyway, let this be a warning!!!