(Closed) Someone stole my credit card numbers and…

posted 6 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
Member
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

omg.  luckily i have not had anything like this happen to me but i have heard of stories.  sending invites to your home??? that’s really weird.  it’s kind of scary that they know your address too.  sometimes they only have your cc #.

as soon as there is ONE unusual cc purchase, my cc company will put a hold on my card and call me immediately.  i really appreciate it.

Post # 5
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10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

What the heck?! What criminal is stupid enough to buy stuff on your card but get it shipped to your house?! What is the point in that?! I’m sorry, I have no advice, but I hope you enjoy the free stuff or sell it on Craigslist and get a few bucks 😉

Something that occurred to me though – Could this be someone that you know? How did your credit card numbers get stolen? I’m just wondering how they got your address…

Post # 6
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’ve had people steal my card numbers before but they never sent things to my house.  If your credit card has been canceled and the charges are reported as fraudulent, you shouldn’t have to pay for anything that was charged.  If your bill comes due and they haven’t reversed the charges, don’t pay the amount that includes any of the fraudulent activity.  Thankfully it was your credit card, they got my debit card once and that money was out of my account for almost a month!

Post # 8
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363 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

This actually happened to FI’s family. Apparently it’s some sort of international scam where they get some percentage of profits for a referral or something. Nothing for you to worry about, just enjoy the free stuff! His family got a crazy amount of batteries and some really great steaks. They got a bunch of other stuff too, but those are the ones that stick out to me.

Post # 9
Member
945 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Woah, no advice here, but thats incredibly weird! 😛 

Post # 10
Hostess
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

What? Why did they buy invitations to a party at your house? IMO, there are only 2 reasons that could happen:

1. It’s someone who’s messing with you, maybe someone you know?

2. They bought something just to run your card, and someone at the business is in on it.

I hope everything works out! Once my sister’s card was charged $84,000 because some unattentive employee at a huge publishing company mixed up the numbers. Yikes! 

Post # 11
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10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@CanAmBride: Sounds like a real mess!! But in case 100 people show up at 18:00 next week, maybe bake a cake to get ready? Kidding! No not really, cake is delicious 😉  I hope you get it sorted out soon and that the credit card company is working with you to reverse all the charges!

Post # 12
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1 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2004

CanAmBride – I was searching the internet, and saw your post. I just had this happen to me, and was freaked out. I have things about War showing up at my house, a WWII pack with books, and survial bags, and War Video Games, crazy stuff.  I was wondering – did you figure out what happened? I reported it to my credit cards, whi retrieve the money, and reported it to the police, who basically write it down. No one investigates, or even looks for the perosn who is doing this. I am really angry at this system right now. And I dont mean to sound this way, but I am less freaked out knowing it happened to other people, so I really appreciate you sharing – thankyou. I would love to hear how this turned out for you.

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