Credit Card Alert

I had a card stolen and used in North Carolina. Tried to charge $500 at Dollar General, of all places. They blocked it for me.


Last year my card was stolen (and I know exactly how) and someone in Indonesia tried to charge $17k

Fortunately the bank blocked it and I had no further incidents

The way it got stolen was that I paid for my foster son’s phone bill, and unfortunately we did it from his laptop. He probably had some virus running there


We just went through this with my wife’s cc card like a week ago. Tried to make a 500 purchase at some sports equipment place. The bank did decline it and was issued a new card but no clue how they got her numbers either.


I had a prepaid credit card once so I could buy vape stuff in the US. That was before I found out how expensive the shipping was and also, when they have a 40% off sale, they put the full price on the package so I ended up paying custom fees on top of everything else.

They went out of business and offered another card instead for free, I declined. I don’t need it when ordering stuff in Europe, Paypal is all I need.

I really can’t believe all the BS that goes on with those things. My commiserations to anyone who’s been a victim.
The commiserations are instead of a like. I can’t like peoples post when they are talking about how they’ve been ripped off.


That’s true… Many vendors do PayPal but many do not.

In truth, there is very little than can be done to prevent credit card theft besides simply not using it. It can be compromised at card-present POS locations like gas stations and B&M’s too, happens all the time.

Best advice I can give really, would be to get a card with solid theft protection, and never link your actual bank account to anything. People do that…


Neither do I so that works out just fine :grin:


Pre-paid Mastercard/Visa from Walmart.
They’re reloadable. And tied to no personal banking info whatsoever. :wink: