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Has your debit card number been stolen recently?

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    JonMyers
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    Like I said, it has nothing to do with servers/ bartenders stealing anyone’s number. It’s high level organized crime.

    #316254
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    My personal bank account is with Chase and my card was just canceled last week. They called to confirm first, which was nice. Nothing fraudulent had been charged, but they said it had been compromised and cancelled & issued a new one. Took a few days. Not that big of a deal. Anne’s card (with the same account) was fine though.

    Same thing happened to the bro-in-law about a month ago. Also with Chase.

    Sounds like just about everyone in the entire city has gone through this in the past month. Yeesh.

    #316255

    vuch
    Member

    JonMyers wrote >>
    Like I said, it has nothing to do with servers/ bartenders stealing anyone’s number. It’s high level organized crime.

    Maybe it’s those sneaky Russians.

    #316256
    Lauren Wilson
    Lauren Wilson
    Participant

    vuch wrote >>

    JonMyers wrote >>
    Like I said, it has nothing to do with servers/ bartenders stealing anyone’s number. It’s high level organized crime.

    Maybe it’s those sneaky Russians.

    Maybe it’s zee Germans.

    #316257

    Rocknrolloutlaws
    Participant

    I blame the casinos. Everyone told us they’d bring crime.

    #316258

    e-roc
    Member

    osulew wrote >>

    vuch wrote >>

    JonMyers wrote >>
    Like I said, it has nothing to do with servers/ bartenders stealing anyone’s number. It’s high level organized crime.

    Maybe it’s those sneaky Russians.

    Maybe it’s zee Germans.

    Actually, organized crime is what bank friend mentioned was behind this scenario… lil peeps working in the establishments get pennies for each card they capture compared to what big peeps are selling them for.

    #316259

    JackieC
    Participant

    Mine was stolen about 4 weeks ago and I usually only go out in the Short North area. How JonMyers can say for sure that no one is taking photos of cards and selling them is beyond me.

    I had $500 charged to my card at a NJ Sam’s Club, thankfully I was notified within the hour, my card canceled and funds refunded. (I have had USAA for the last 8 years and never had a problem before last month)

    #316260

    SusanB
    Participant

    Is it just debit cards or is it credit cards too?

    #316261

    joev
    Participant

    It seems extremely widespread. They really should disclose who it is. Maybe Direct Loans was the compromised vendor?

    #316262

    tourist19
    Participant

    I’m on the third debit card in the last 6 months. Granted this last one was sent because the previous one had been printed with the wrong expiration date. I’m with a small credit union up in the Akron area that I’ve banked with for 15 years and that my whole family banks with. My brother has also received several new debit cards this year and my parent’s at least one. I’m so many places all the time that I could never even try to pinpoint where the fraud could have occurred.

    Everyone I know who banks with 5/3 has received new debit cards in the last month. My friend had A LOT of money taken (she had just gotten married and had deposited the wedding money), but 5/3 reversed all the charges right away.

    #316263

    dirtgirl
    Participant

    I heard about a similar thing happening to a group of state employees who work downtown. The only thing they could find in common was that they had all eaten (and paid) at the same downtown restaurant.

    The thing that really bothers me is that this is obviously organized crime, whether the card numbers are being swiped at a restaurant or not. But my colleague who told me about this said he tried to report it to the Columbus PD (identity theft is a crime), they basically blew him off. You’d think with all the similarities between the cases, prosecutors (perhaps working with the FBI) could build a pretty substantial case. But they don’t even bother. And the banks don’t want to report it because they would rather not bring themselves bad publicity. Meanwhile some asshole in Russia gets rich.

    #316264

    xcdannon
    Participant

    this happened to me yesterday. i posted it on my twitter/facebook and got responses from 6-7 of my friends saying it had happened to them too.

    ALL of them live in/around the short north and frequent businesses there. This seems to be concentrated in our area.

    My bank is a small(er) bank from the NE Ohio area. So I’m guessing it has nothing to do with the bank. But it does seem to only be striking debit cards as opposed to credit.

    Still waiting to find out if charges will be refunded. What I am unsure about now is what to do. When I get my new card, is it safe to use it in the Short North?

    It’d be nice to get an answer, because from my perspective, people are getting uppity and accusations have started flying. I’d hate to see some of the good places lose business because of this. If I suspected a place of fraud, I’d definitely stop going there…

    #316265

    Rockmastermike
    Participant

    Perhaps this is all still related to the attack on Heartland Payment Systems back in January. About 130 million card numbers were compromised and cleaning up that mess is still ongoing even though the ‘ringleader’ was busted. The card numbers were all sold to third parties.

    Because of the shear number of compromised credit cards that have been sold it will likely be a very long time before all of the affected accounts are fixed. Also, because the card numbers were sold to professionals, and mag tape writers are cheap on e-bay, there are probably a lot of duplicate cards that have been created.

    Pleasant dreams tonight!

    (light reading)
    http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2009-11-10-atm-hackers_N.htm
    http://www.securityfocus.com/columnists/505

    #316266

    JonMyers
    Participant

    @xcdannon – WTF does “uppity” have to do with this scenario?

    I can’t speak for every single place and instance, but I’m commenting based on multiple sources of information that most of these crimes are bigger than Columbus.

    There is no “server/ bartender ring” writing down your credit card numbers and selling them.

    This kind of hysteria and speculation causes working people (restaurant staff) to lose their jobs. It already has happened. It can cost local businesses money. Be careful is all I’m getting at.

    #316267

    xcdannon
    Participant

    @JonMyers a few of the people I know have said things about certain businesses and “getting to the bottom of the whole thing”…ie taking action to gather as much information as possible. you’re right, i misused the word. i was thinking of something else.

    FYI, dispatch is now looking for people who’s card has been canceled due to fraud alert:
    http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/business/stories/2009/11/16/reporter_request_credit_card.html?sid=101

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