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Offline rainymike

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Credit Card Identity Theft
« on: June 26, 2008, 03:08:43 PM »
Just thought I\'d share a recent experience.

I\'ve been to the Philippines regularly over the past few years and usually try to not to use my credit card. But on my last trip, I used it at several places when I couldn\'t access an atm with my regular bank atm (not credit) card.

Almost 6 months later, I noticed purchases on that credit card from the Philippines. I suppose someone got hold of my credit card number, had my card cloned and was having a jolly time at restaurants, malls, and gas stations. Fortunately, I caught it before any serious damage was done. And, my credit card company immediately cancelled the card and replaced it with another account number.