Well I find this to be just plain stupid, but I guess it just goes to show this sort of fraud stuff can happen to anyone...
I was at a gas station last week and used my card twice. First at the gas pump, then I went inside and bought a couple cartons of cigarettes. The cashier rang up my sale, swiped my card, and then mumbled something about the computer acting up. Then she put some receipt paper over my card and rubbed over it with a pen (to get an imprint, like how they used to do a long time ago).
I didn't think much of it at the time, just thought she was doing it to evidence the sale since her "computer was acting up." She gave me a receipt and I left.
I logged onto my credit cards' website yesterday to check my balance, and I seen a 3rd charge from that same gas station to the tune of $40.21. I called my credit card to report it and the rep said it showed a status of "card not present at time of sale" while the other two I did charge showed that the card was swiped.
Which means somebody typed my numbers by hand into the computer -- and who had just taken a copy of my card ??? Seems very uncanny to me that it could just be a computer error. I'm thinking the cashier used my card to by herself something (or account for some money taken out of the register).
Well the credit card immediately reversed the charge and took it off my account. I'm going to go talk to a manager at the gas station tomorrow and ask them for an explanation/investigation. If they don't give me a good reason, I guess then I'll also be filing a police report.
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