01-28-2009, 03:08 PM #1
Reported credit card scam
For those of you out there that might have found some odd charges on your credit card statement, I just got the following from my sister:
...just happened to us and confirmed directly by us w/our credit card company. Each month I go through our credit card statements to verify receipts against charges. I found two charges from "EZSVER RW ID053634991 800-355-1837PA" on our credit card statement. We didn't recognize it and tried to call the 800 #, which turns out not to be a real #. So when we called our credit card company, we learned that it was a scam. The first charge is usually for $1.95 and the next is for $14.95, which are the charges that appeared on this statement. So, small enough not to raise a huge red flag, but if you don't stay on top of it, it can really add up. The credit card company said that they may have obtained our info from the 1-800-Flowers company and the online Medical Prescription service that we use; I guess their systems must've been compromised. Anywho, just a heads up to look on your statements for "EZSVER."
01-28-2009, 09:54 PM #2
If the people who cracked the database worked as hard at legitimate jobs, they might be able to do something productive!
01-28-2009, 10:22 PM #3
new technologies allow solicitors to take money out of your bank by rounting your phone number by calling them. so I dont recommend calling back when they say your car lisense is expiring
01-28-2009, 10:31 PM #4
Yesterday I checked my credit card statement online and found a charge for $ 54.05 for “Norton annual renewal”. I have not used Norton for over 4 years! I call the 800 number listed and talked to “John” aka Habib in only Lord knows where. He did agree to remove all charges for me. That got me thinking so I looked back at January of 08 and found the sane renewal charge.
I originally purchased it online but I’m sure I did not authorize automatic renewal.
From now on I’ll review my statements on often.
01-28-2009, 11:43 PM #5
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01-29-2009, 08:25 AM #6
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As for checking the statement, I no longer have credit cards, don't need them. My bank gives me an ATM card that works like a credit card. I go in usually once a day and check the charges.
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01-29-2009, 11:05 AM #7
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12-12-2013, 05:41 AM #8
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jail the scammer...
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