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Old 01-10-2016, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Space Coast FL
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I got a Fraud Alert from Chase bank a few nights ago asking if a $1700 charge they had blocked was legitimate. It was not, so called customer service & they canceled that card and are sending me a new one. I'm happy about that, but what nobody's been able to tell me so far, is how they got the number.
It was my Amazon Visa. Other than myself, only Amazon and Chase (should) have the number. I have only used the card for Amazon purchases. Amazon defaults to their card, which means I don't have to enter the number on line, and never have. I have also never used the card in public. Does this mean that someone at Amazon or Chase has accessed it or, as someone has suggested, were they somehow able to hack it thru my email addresses? This has me worried as I use different email addys for Amazon and Chase.
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Old 01-10-2016, 12:04 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Did you ever buy from a third party vendor?
Perhaps they are unscrupulous, or they were hacked.
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Old 01-10-2016, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Space Coast FL
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Nope, Only Amazon as far as I know
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Old 01-10-2016, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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OP Information here might answer your question(s)...
https://www.worldvision.org/resources.nsf/main/credit-card-protection/$File/credit-card-protection.pdf
^^ copy and paste into google^^
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Old 01-10-2016, 07:09 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Nope, Only Amazon as far as I know
I was speaking of the third party vendors that sell on amazon.
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Old 01-11-2016, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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I was speaking of the third party vendors that sell on amazon.
^^^She is correct, Amazon deals with 3rd party vendors and that could be where the problem lies.
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Old 01-11-2016, 12:45 AM
 
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I was speaking of the third party vendors that sell on amazon.
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^^^She is correct, Amazon deals with 3rd party vendors and that could be where the problem lies.
Amazon handles the payment processing with 3rd part vendors.
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Old 01-11-2016, 10:15 PM
 
Location: 60630
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I had my debit card cloned and somebody in Florida( I live in Chicago ) take 500 bucks out of an ATM machine. Then they tried to call an get the limit increased, but they didn't pass the security questions. I'm not sure how they managed to get my card/ number since I never lost it.

Im sorry OP this happened to you.
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Old 01-12-2016, 12:23 AM
 
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Hackers got the numbers from one of my credit cards a few weeks ago. I think it all started when I bought something over the Internet from a retailer in Canada. 30 minutes later, they started buying things. Expensive sunglasses, a Coach purse. I got a text message from the bank and they shut down the account and sent me a new card.
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Old 01-12-2016, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Possibly intercepted mail and a very determined thief.
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