Heard about this on the news....And I believe I am a victim.
I check my debit card online, and saw a $72 charge at Speedway gas station in Columbus....I thought, "Geez, when did I buy $72 in gas? I suck at math, but I do know that even at $4/gallon, my 14 gallon tank doesn't cost $72 to fill, thank God. While I'm scratching my head at that one, I see a $160 charge to Macys. I KNEW I hadn't been to Macy's recently..And when I go, I use my Macy's charge to get the extra discount, then I make a payment to my card in cash immediately. (Yay for grace periods!)
So I call my bank, and they are sending me paperwork to fill out, which I have to have notorized, and after they investigate, I'll get my money back.
I did some investigation myself, and talked to Loss Prevention at Macy's. They found the receipt, the signature of course was a scribble, and they said the card was swiped, not keyed in. So that means someone made a duplicate of my number somehow. I HAVE my debit card on me. It never leaves me.
I've not contacted Speedway yet, but I am going to. Somehow someone got my number. I'd say it was a bank error if it wasn't TWO separate charges on the same day.
Scary stuff. Be careful everyone! I'll let you all know what happens.
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