(Closed) Please OVER protect everything!!

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

OMG that is so scary and SO awful!! I am so so sorry to hear that this happened to you!!! Hopefully with your dad’s knowledge you’ll be able to recover some of the money, or be reimbursed by the credit companies if they were fraudulant purchases. I hope you find the a**holes that did this.  I”m so sorry again… 🙁

Post # 4
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4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

OMG!!!!! I am SO sorry! That’s so scary!!!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m so sorry you are going through this. A few years ago, the same thing happened to me too…went to my ATM to deposit a check and my balance was less than $3.00. Ughh, it was the most HORRIBLE feeling ever. My bank was really good about reimbursing me the money (it was clearly fraudulent, and wasn’t my fault). Thank goodness your dad has connections!!! For a purchase of 15k, I bet WalMart might even be willing to look into it since they stand to potentially lose $$ too – and I bet they caught whoever did it on camera – let’s hope!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Don’t ever use your debit card, especially if it is linked to your savings account. I work in the banking software environment, i see this happen all the time. The scary part is, that people get ahold of your real money (savings, checking) you will have hard time getting it back. If someone steals your credit card number, you report it and if you prove the purchases are not yours you are not going to be liable to pay the money back, they will close the account, it will be marked as stolen in your credit report.

Hope this helps!

So sorry to hear that this happened especially with all the wedding planning!!! This is just not fun at all!

Post # 7
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7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Did someone target your dad because of his previous occupation (revenge kind of thing or challenge of beating the fraud banker?)

Sounds awful, but I’m hopeful for you!

Post # 8
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5823 posts
Bee Keeper

Holy cow!!

I have protections that no more than $600 can be withdrawn on any given day and no more than $600 in purchases can be made on any given day.  Is there any other way to protect your account??  My bank would have denied a $15k Walmart purchase as suspicious…please keep us updated!!

Anyone else have ideas on how to protect your bank accounts??

Post # 9
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916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

*hugs*  I feel terrible for you.  Keep us posted and let us know if there is anything we can do (stalk the jerk in fl perhaps) that we can do for you!!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oh my gosh I’m so sorry to hear this! I hope you can get all of your money and your parents money recovered!

I had my bank card number stolen a few months ago. Thankfully my bank cleared all the charges and gave me my money back and a new card after canceling the old one.

I hope you get it all worked out!

Post # 11
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6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oh no, that’s awful!!

Two years ago my wallet was stolen while I was out at lunch. I found out right away (like probably 20 minutes after it happened) and called each credit card one at a time, but by the time I got to the last one (my corporate card), they had already spent $800 at Old Navy and $800 at BB&B! Thank god it was my corporate card..

Before I moved to NYC I had to move a bunch of money around to pay for the broker fees and set up a loan and noticed a small charge to my checking account once a month, like under $20, to this strange web address. I had no idea what it was so called the # and found out it was an online porn subscription service! Obviously, it wasn’t me and the scary thing is that this person actually had my checking account and routing number to pay for it. The bank reimbursed me for I think a few months of the $, but if you don’t find it right away there are FDIC limitations on what they will pay back.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Check with your bank to see what kind of Fraud protection they can offer. It might be for a fee, but its always worth it.

One more thing, maybe Walmart made a mistake it crediting 15k….

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m sorry this happened.  Sometimes people can get things even if you don’t realize it.  Back in 2008, someone stole my credit cards right before Thanksgiving and ran up a huge dinner and things on Black Friday.  Thankfully with credit cards you aren’t out the money at all, but with the bank money, you will probably have to wait 4-6 weeks for the money to be put back in your account.  I would go ahead and put a fraud alert on your credit report in case they try to open new accounts (you only need to contact one of the 3 credit bureaus and they will contact the other two {Experian, Equifax, or Transunion}.  I hope that you can get this resolved soon.  It can be fixed, it just takes time!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Wow, this is terrible.  I imagine both you and your dad are feeling very violated and angry!

I hope you are able to get things cleaered up on the short term and that in the long term you are able to recover some if not all of your stolen funds!

Thanks for the reminder to be careful!

Post # 15
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1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

That’s so violating. It sounds like you’ve taken every precaution, which makes me wonder how vulnerable we all are. I hope this gets sorted out soon for you.

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