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Old 01-13-2009, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Several Internet complaint boards are filled with comments from credit card customers from coast to coast who have noticed a mysterious charge for about 25 cents on their statements.

The charge shows up on statements as coming from "Adele Services" in Melville, N.Y. There is no business by that name listed in Melville, or registered to any business anywhere in New York, for that matter.

Mysterious credit card charge may have hit millions of users - The Boston Globe
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:11 AM
 
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Several Internet complaint boards are filled with comments from credit card customers from coast to coast who have noticed a mysterious charge for about 25 cents on their statements.

The charge shows up on statements as coming from "Adele Services" in Melville, N.Y. There is no business by that name listed in Melville, or registered to any business anywhere in New York, for that matter.

Mysterious credit card charge may have hit millions of users - The Boston Globe
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:13 PM
 
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How I hate half-assed reported news articles like that. Mysterious charge my *ss. Hasn't anyone asked the credit card companies? Charges don't appear in a vacuum, they happen because a vendor registers a charge with mastercard or visa. I guarantee the CC companies have a name, address, tax I.D. number, everything from this "Adele Services". It might be fraud, but no reason it has to be mysterious.

Lazy reporting at it's finest.
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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It's from Boston. Don't set your expectations too high.
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