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&DieselFit You are most welcome and thank you as well. :)

&sparkles29 That is most true, nothing at all! thanks!

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&xyoends It is a pretty big deal, but nothing catastrophic or anything and should be okay. Thanks!

&nthcouchpotato You are most welcome! :)

&truthfornow One would think I would have been alerted by either a call or email. I was told I was on a list to be called soon, lol.

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They should have called you and told you up front what was going on instead of making it just your problem.

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That's why you only buy stuff online from places such as amazon or eBay. Also I recommend buying stuff from a mobile device where placing a key logger is harder. Of course if your a apple user that is jailbroken you can be key logged easily.

Maybe it wasn't a hacker on the web, maybe you were a fool that downloaded an app that had a key logger attached. Or maybe even a r.a.t (remote access tool). To be safe use sandiebox. It keeps apps in one place so it can't make permanent changes to your PC. Just a heads up cause you can't blame the shops all the time.

Also one more thing, maybe you were shopping and the cc reader was a fake.

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Looks like remaining alert to resist hacking is part of our online job?

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&Dale - I don't bother reporting via the net though, ever. I will call PPAL directly before I screw with anything...it's the only way...

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It's sad but it happens everyday. Thank you for posting. -Rose

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&BrownCat I had my PayPal account locked up a few years back and even though I was verified, they requested a ton more of documentation before they let me back in. That was a nightmare... One I created when I reported a deposit in my account that I did not recognize. They shut me down for suspicious activity even though I was the one who reported it.

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Usually those cards come way quicker than they say they will, so good luck with that.

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&basicblogtalk You are welcome and thanks!

&BrownCat Sounds like you have a pretty good plan in place. I hope it continues to work for you. Thanks for sharing (as for the extra comments, lol, it hit me a few times tonight also, posting twice in a row. )

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(additionally, I live in the US and the UK, so my card company is always shutting something down. When I'm overseas, I just take out cash. It's so much easier.)

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Ee. sorry for the triple post, don't know what that's about.

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Good ideas. I have a number of payments that come and go out of three different accounts, so if one gets screwed over, I can always get money from another. It's a big help; but I do with PayPal had some bank backing- if they screw you over, there is like...zero recourse.

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Good ideas. I have a number of payments that come and go out of three different accounts, so if one gets screwed over, I can always get money from another. It's a big help; but I do with PayPal had some bank backing- if they screw you over, there is like...zero recourse.

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Good ideas. I have a number of payments that come and go out of three different accounts, so if one gets screwed over, I can always get money from another. It's a big help; but I do with PayPal had some bank backing- if they screw you over, there is like...zero recourse.

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&madbunnyXD It is a hard call and choice these days with security continuing to be such an issue. Thanks.

&Seren3 Thanks so much.

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&djmubeen Thanks! :)

&rainexiii Thanks! It appears that the bank shut things down before this could happen, so that is positive. :)

&gardenerj Thanks so much!

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That's terrible. I'm sorry that happened to you!

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I still am wary about setting stuff directly to the bank account. It sounds like it can go potentially worse if I was hacked.

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My friend was a victim of the same thing and they used her credit card information to purchase a $2000 worth of camera equipments.
It was a horrible experience. I hope everything works fine for you.

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&catwoman I hope so as well and yes, it is quite the pain, lol! Thanks!

&jacada77 Thanks so much, and hopefully so!

&kimchaos A week to ten days does seem like a long time for the card, but normally they don't mail them out locally, so who knows where it will come from. I wonder if they "outsource" that as well, lol. :)

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&NoNon-centsNanna Thanks so very much! :)

&DonnaWatson Sort of a bad time, but it could have always been much worse. :) Thanks!

&CharleneCollins2350 Well, it could happen with just the debit as most debit cards can be ran as a credit card online or at a store. This was just a debit. No actual credit limit associated with it.

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I hope it clears up soon. I am surprised that it will take up to ten days to get the new card...

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Ack. What a headache. I hope you get that sorted out soon. That's terrible.

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We always get a call from our credit card company if they think something suspicious is happening. For example, when we had our business, several times Mr. Catwoman and I as well as our driver would use our credit cards with the same account number within minutes of each other. I hope you can get this straightened out quickly. What a pain.

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Oh Gosh! That is terrible.. it would be a nightmare for that to happen to me. I just have debit but still... that's terrible.

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&TheResearcher That actually makes good sense. Perhaps I should set up a separate account simply for those "regular" monthly bills. Thanks.

&ymidoingthis Most true about the PIN. Once given, it is hard to resolve any issues on that. Thanks!

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&kalimbatawaexpress Well, errr...I don't know if this is "nice" or not. Not sure what you are implying, lol.

&Chiquita_Lita Thanks! No long term harm done, just some inconvenience for the time being and the next few weeks.

&unique1 Thanks so much! :)

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I agree, never give out that pin. At least if there are transactions processed as credit you have a better recourse than if the debit side was used.

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I disabled the overdraft protection on my debit card long ago. I am resigned to the fact that the hackers are winning this war. I now only keep enough money in that account to pay bills as they become due. The world is a mess...

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I'm sorry that this happened to you. Thanks for postikng the warning fo others.

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&thisthinktive I am sure that fraud is pretty high from what I have read as well. This did not seem to be fraud with the specific card, but with a data base. Who knows? The bank will not say. (The Shadow Knows!) Thanks!

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&SimeyC I had not thought deeply about the cloud services, but you do have a valid concern there I am sure. I feel that for every security measure taken there is someone already attempting to hack it and bypass it as soon as it is implemented. (forgot the "&" in the below comment....yet again!

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SimeyC I had not thought deeply about the cloud services, but you do have a valid concern there I am sure. I feel that for every security measure taken there is someone already attempting to hack it and bypass it as soon as it is implemented.

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I wrote a bubble today about my concerns about the 'cloud' - people are blindly signing up to online services, storing all their personal documents on them, when it is probably years before these 'sites' will be truly secure (if ever) - the world is full of hackers and there doesn't seem to be any where safe - aside from the filing cabinet of paper I have that is locked in my computer room!!!

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&EstaW It would seem as competitive as banking is that they would do a better job of communicating with customers! Thanks!

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&Dale this makes NO sense, what does it take to make a phone call, send an email ? Might be time for another bank indeed.

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&kashmir56 Thanks, and I do know that hackers can hack just about anything. I have had two of my own websites hacked, and had to implement tighter security on both.

&KateNorth It does make one want to be more cautious. It may well be best to go with a regular credit card to pay auto pay bills with, lol, and use the bank card to pay the credit card balances off at the end of the billing cycle. I guess one could always resort back to the old fashion way, and go pay in person with cash or a regular check! I remember those days. However, this was all supposed to be a pretty secure method, online and auto/pay.

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&stekka I know that! The bank has no problem contacting me if they want me to take out a loan, or refinance with them! But to get a prompt notification about something of this nature? No. Sad actually. I told them I was thinking about closing the account. I have my car financed with another bank and may well move things to the other bank. Thanks. :)

&Pmisty52 Thank you! Most true as well!

&HeatherKaye It is, but was caught in time!

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&blondie1983 Thanks! I think it was taken care of quickly enough and no "major" problems with bill paying should be encountered. The one bill I had due today, that had not hit the card yet, I was able to pop in online and do a one time payment with an eCheck as mentioned. Thanks!

&mpropp The accounts that I can, I have pulling straight out of the bank account, however some accounts only allow payment with the credit card or debit card. That is where the problem arises. Thanks for sharing.

&adjkp25 That happened to me a couple of years ago as well. Now I don't let the waitperson take the card out of my sight. You simply can not trust folks these days. I had to spend quite a bit of time dealing with that issue from that one abuser. Thanks for sharing.

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Aw man, &Dale , what a nightmare! I know firsthand because after my credit card number was stolen from online shopping and used for unauthorized purchases, I just said "ENOUGH!" about a year ago and closed it down. It's not the first time it happened and it was really getting to be a pain. I found a good pre-paid Visa debit and have been able to use it absolutely everywhere I would have used my credit card. I never load more than I'm willing to lose and that's a big piece of mind compared to the $12k that was at risk with the credit card. (This isn't a debit card connected to my bank account... I'm not that brave yet.) :-)

I've not regretted it ever. It was a good move for us... our credit was always excellent and some people questioned this move and tried to scare me into thinking it would cause horrible things to the credit rating. It didn't. I'm finally not hyperventilating every time a credit card bill arrived to see if ID theft happened still another time.

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&Dewines That was pretty much what the bank said to me, they could not say what, who or if, in fact, it had been compromised. I look so unforward to going in and changing everything, lol. Thanks for sharing.

&Nicole830 Wow! Hope that never happens to me. Thanks for sharing about this as well!

&Deborah75 You are most welcome and thank you!

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&CarzEzmee It is that, but at least the bank caught it and shut things down in time. I did go and log into the bank to make sure, lol.

&luvsdragonflies Thanks so much!

&vitalaeon I agree! Lowest of low!

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The problem is these hackers are awesome at what they do and no matter what any website do these guys could hack it anyway. They know their code and they know how to use it. The FBI and CIA have been hacked so who is safe. But sorry to hear it may have happen to you ! Have a great night Dale !

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Sorry for your hacker troubles &Dale :( It getting to the point nothing is safe.

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Banks have screwed up my accounts so many times I wouldn't ever fully trust one. I don't put anything on auto-pay. I'd have been upset they shut down your credit side without immediately contacting you. My bank takes every excuse to email me to sell me something.

Good advice here. You may have saved countless others from problems.

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That happened to me a couple of years ago when we took a co-worker out to lunch for his birthday. I gave the waiter my card to pay for my portion and that night my bank started calling me about odd charges. They asked me if I had the card, which I did, because the 3 digit security code was being used when purchasing things.

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I have most of my auto payments come out of my checking account, so I don't have to worry about the credit card payments getting cancelled or delayed because of hacking. But I feel for you! What a pain...On one hand, its good that they are preventing the fraud from happening--but too bad there isn't another way to handle it that would be a little less inconvenient for the card holder!

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There's hackers everywhere so I am one not to give out my passwords anymore and I watch how I use my card online. I am like you though I have all m bills set up online to be taken off my debit card each month their do. I was in a situation like this before about 6 months ago and got it taken care of quickly. Hope this doesn't interrupt anything with you and you get your card in the time frame they said you would. Good luck

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wow I had similar happen to me my card was declined and I wanted to know why so I checked my online account and there was a purchase made by "someone" online for a latino company so I called the # and it was a mail order bride company I had to wait for my account to be overdrafted the amount then dispute the charges.......

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This is so ridiculous! I had it happen to my main credit card a few months ago. The bank was unable to tell me what exactly had been compromised, and admitted that maybe nothing had been compromised at all. Nevertheless, I had to be issued with a new card. Of course, this caused me problems for several months as recurring payments set up all around the place were denied.

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Thats horrible! It never ceases to amaze me how scumbag-ish (yes, that is now a word lol) some people can (and will) be.

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