posted on Apr, 9 2010 @ 09:26 PM
Oh, lucky day for me yesterday!
I found out someone had lifted (by the time everything was said and done and printed out and scoured and the offending transactions highlighted) $71
by cloning my card. Not a lot to most, but it was *enough*.
The fools made a HUGE mistake, however- This was a brand new account, and I had 3 transactions where my card was actually swiped somewhere. Wal Mart,
Rack Room Shoes, and a Chinese buffet called China King. I am in the piedmont of NC- without giving away my complete location.
I highly suspect, in order: Chinese place, Rack Room, Wal Mart.
The account activity:
Every thief transaction has been at ONE golden corral in Winston Salem- at ONE location only. I have never been to that golden corral, or one at ALL.
I especially hadn't been to one after I had opened the account. They also slipped $22 out like every other month- except this month, where they tried
to slip out $44. They also checked my account 3 times..
I have already gone to the bank, got rid of my old card, am waiting for the new card, the paperwork, got the $$ put back in, awaiting the
'investigation', made a police report, Cursed, swore and would like their heads on a pike- or at the VERY least arrests and possibly a lawsuit, so
by the time I get done with them, they wont be able to steal apples from a market...
Now... how do I investigate this independently? I see a correlation between Chinese place. Golden, and possibly the ATM they have there (at the golden
corral). And that's just how things look on my account history sheet. I read up, and restaurants are the biggest offenders for stealing card
numbers. I don't have much in the line of resources- like the name of the owner of the Golden, or the Chinese place, or who owns the ATM. I would
love to know who did it, because at the very LEAST- I will boycott the place forever.
And yes... no more debit card purchases. I am now an officially 'cash only' affair.
[edit on 9-4-2010 by wylekat]