Post # 31
Thanks for the latest replies Bees. It is a sad state that this happens so often. Our card does have the chip but where we seem to get hit is, they just somehow use the card number. Like, they buy lists of people’s numbers and use them somehow.
Post # 32
20sparklingyears : gas stations, especially pay at the pump, are the worst offenders.
Post # 33
MsGinkgo : That appears to be where our hack came from!
Post # 34
Oh wow, the only time we have been hacked was actually buying gas in the USA. we are from australia, it has never happened to us at home. Do you have a more secure way of buying gas like prepaid cards?
Post # 35
- Wedding: April 29th, 2016
My checking account was hacked once back in 2014. I knew I had a healthy balance (for a college student) and went shopping for a new purse and back pack. When I went to pay at the register, my card got declined, which made no sense because I knew I had over $1000 in my account. I checked my balance on my phone and had maybe $10 in the account. I was mortified and had them put the items on hold for me, then immediately got on the phone with my bank. Someone in Toronto (I live just across the Canadian border in NY) kept buying $50 gift cards from Starbucks until my card declined. I don’t even know how they did it since I had my card in hand and hadn’t been to Toronto recently. Fortunately, I got my money back within a week or so, but it was a very upsetting experience.
Post # 36
Good news for European bees: thanks to the GDPR, companies who do not take great care to protect your credit card numbers (and other personal data) will face stiff penalties. While that won’t prevent all fraud, thefts and identity thefts, it will make it a lot more attractive for companies to develop and use stronger security methods. UK bees, nobody knows what will happen when you Brexit.
American bees, our politicians suck and nothing like the GDPR will ever pass here. Worldwide bees, I hope you are all more like the EU than the US when it comes to personal data protection laws.
By The Way… the GDPR is a lot more than just requiring companies to aggressively protect your credit card numbers. It has to do with what companies do with data about you in general, and it’s very much needed protection for individuals.
Post # 37
Luckily, it’s never happened to me.