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MattH
Posts: 3,245
Registered: ‎04-03-2008

Citicard Merchant Database Compromise

 

I just got a new card from Citi with a notice that my old account number may have been part of a merchant database compromise and therefore was being replaced with a new account number.  When I asked them which merchant the Citi CSR said she did not have access to that information.

 

I've always checked my recent transactions on all my credit card company websites fairly frequently, but now I am gonna be checking especially carefully you can be sure!  I have never had one of my accounts hit by fraudulent transactions, but my wife once had her checking account hit and sorting it out was rather tedious.

 

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MattH
Posts: 3,245
Registered: ‎04-03-2008

Re: Citicard Merchant Database Compromise

 

I have checked all my accounts without finding any suspicious activity thus far.

 

TU 791 02/11/2013, EQ 800 1/29/2011 , EX Plus FAKO 812, EX Vantage Score 955 3/19/2010 wife's EQ 9/23/2009 803
EX always was my highest when we could pull all three
Always remember: big print giveth, small print taketh away
If you dunno what tanstaafl means you must Google it
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VEEnVEGAS
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Registered: ‎10-24-2007

Re: Citicard Merchant Database Compromise

I've received this kind of notice twice in the past 2 years from my bank concerning my debit card. Once it was because I had used it at a grocery store where there had been some kind of comprimising activity. While my account was hit with one fraudulent, very small charge (a test, or leader charge), I was happy to know that the bank was "on their toes" and stopped.this quickly before it became messy.
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MattH
Posts: 3,245
Registered: ‎04-03-2008

Re: Citicard Merchant Database Compromise


VEEnVEGAS wrote:
I've received this kind of notice twice in the past 2 years from my bank concerning my debit card. Once it was because I had used it at a grocery store where there had been some kind of comprimising activity. While my account was hit with one fraudulent, very small charge (a test, or leader charge), I was happy to know that the bank was "on their toes" and stopped.this quickly before it became messy.

 

Yep, better for them to catch it before things get messy!

 

TU 791 02/11/2013, EQ 800 1/29/2011 , EX Plus FAKO 812, EX Vantage Score 955 3/19/2010 wife's EQ 9/23/2009 803
EX always was my highest when we could pull all three
Always remember: big print giveth, small print taketh away
If you dunno what tanstaafl means you must Google it
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MsKiwi
Posts: 832
Registered: ‎03-20-2008

Re: Citicard Merchant Database Compromise


VEEnVEGAS wrote:
I've received this kind of notice twice in the past 2 years from my bank concerning my debit card. Once it was because I had used it at a grocery store where there had been some kind of comprimising activity. While my account was hit with one fraudulent, very small charge (a test, or leader charge), I was happy to know that the bank was "on their toes" and stopped.this quickly before it became messy.

 

Just went through this myself. Thankfully I caught this within hours of the leader charge and actual charge and took all the fun steps to get this corrected/investigated. What a huge PITA. Thankfully I'm obsessive about checking all my accounts daily.

 

 


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