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RE: [Slovak-World] OT: Fraud

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  • Caye Caswick
    Also: Ask for a shredder for x-mas -- even if you don t want one -- shred your mail -- these blanks will actually sift through people s garbage looking for
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 2, 2004
      Also:

      Ask for a shredder for x-mas -- even if you don't want
      one -- shred your mail -- these "blanks" will actually
      sift through people's garbage looking for account
      numbers. Not kidding.

      Caye




      --- Gregory J Kopchak <greg@...> wrote:

      > Jim:
      >
      > Did you know more credit card numbers are stolen at
      > gas stations,
      > convenience stores and restaurants than are stolen
      > on line.
      >
      > While most people are careful, they don't think
      > twice about
      > giving a credit card to a waiter they never met and
      > letting him
      > leave the room with it for 5 minutes.
      >
      > Think about how many times you did this over the
      > years.
      >
      > Greg Kopchak
      >
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Jim M [mailto:bdgranpa@...]
      > Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 9:57 AM
      > To: a-slovak world
      > Subject: [Slovak-World] OT: Fraud
      >
      >
      >
      > Just a warning note during this holiday shopping
      > season.
      >
      > My daughter in PA found out she was a victim of
      > credit card fraud (someone
      > obtained her card number, not the card itself). She
      > went to withdraw money
      > and found out she was $400 overdrawn.
      >
      >
      > Turns out someone had charged things at Wal_mart and
      > Overstock.com to her
      > card. She still doesn't know how they got the
      > number.
      >
      >
      > Even more disgusting is the lack of security on the
      > part of Wal-Mart and
      > Overstock. They DO NOT require the 3 digit security
      > code on the back of the
      > card - only name, address, phone number - which is
      > easily obtaimed from the
      > internet.
      >
      >
      > So beware if ordering anything on line. I
      > personally use a credit card with
      > a $300 limit to use when ordering online.
      >
      >
      > When I called the security people at Overstock, they
      > told me what they do to
      > stop this kind of fraud - get, name, address, phone
      > number, card number -
      > nothing else that would stop this kind of thing.
      > And then they HUNG UP ON
      > ME.
      >
      > My advice, DON'T order from Wal-Mart or
      > Overstock.com!!!!!! Their security
      > stinks. Apparently all they care about is SALES or
      > their order personnel
      > are poorly trained or careless.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Yahoo! Groups Links
      >
      >
      >
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      >




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