Whoop, I guess my ATM card got skimmed

Discussion in 'Stolen Property & Criminality' started by Kar98, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. boomgoesthedynamite

    boomgoesthedynamite Active Member

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    Regarding the rewards, the company that accepts the card pays a fee either based on interchange or tiered pricing. The 2% cash back cards cost me more than 2% in fees when I take them, so the cc company is making money no matter what happens.

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  2. AustinN4

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    For sure, but I don't think anyone thought the CC companies weren't making money on the deal.
     
  3. BRD@66

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    Murica!
     
  4. peeps

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    #1 - yes.
    #2 - survival of the fittest
    #3 - debatable‚Äč
    #4 - CCs don't make you do anything outside of your own discipline. See #2
     
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  7. rman

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    my corporate credit card and gas card both got compromised.

    The gas card is useless without my employee ID and current mileage

    The company CC only gets used inside gas stations and at hotels.

    Not sure how these got stolen but I do know it's a major pain in my ass

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  8. AustinN4

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    More skimmers found in Austin:
    https://www.statesman.com/news/brea...th-austin-gas-station/WjCfnEIZr08gw996RJe4cM/

    Investigators found multiple credit card skimmers at a gas station in North Austin on Wednesday.

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    Investigators found three credit card skimmers at a gas pump in North Austin on Wednesday. Texas Department of Agriculture
    The Texas Department of Agriculture responded to a complaint at a 7-Eleven store at 14730 N. Interstate 35, at Wells Branch Parkway, and found three skimming devices.

    Police were called to the store to remove the skimmers.

    The Department of Agriculture looks for illegal skimmers during routine inspections of more than 400,000 fuel pumps throughout the state.
     
  9. SQLGeek

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    I have sworn off using my debit card for most things, especially at gas pumps and if the card is leaving my sight. That paid off a couple of weeks ago because I had my CC skimmed at one of two locations, a Cheddar's or a hole in the wall gas station near Alvin. The CC company's fraud alert system caught the fraudulent transaction, a $100 at some northeast Houston gas station, immediately however they didn't deny it. They just flagged it and asked me to verify.

    They took the charge off my account immediately, canceled the card and overnighted a new one. Fortunately it was a pain free experience for me.
     
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  10. deemus

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    I like the new QT card readers. They are made to prevent insertion of a skimmer.
     


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