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Freedom card number stolen.....

Valued Contributor

Re: Freedom card number stolen.....

It happens all the time. When I travel I limit my usage to one or two cards and check the activities on those daily. I have NFCU with large limit and Amex NPSL to use as backups if something goes amiss.


Starting Score: EQ 551 TU 548 CK 607on 6/8/12, EX 542(AMEX pull 3/4/12)
Current Score: EQ 710 TU 727 EX 704 CK 719(FAKO-EX 697, EQ 697, TU 697)
Goal Score: 750

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Message 11 of 24
Valued Contributor

Re: Freedom card number stolen.....

the thing is i didnt even use the card in FL i used it where i live and the places it was used it was a couple of miles from my house.... so it was scary


In my wallet: AMEX Gold; Freedom $1.5k; CSP $5k; Chase United $5k; Discover $2k
Last HP: 4/30
Message 12 of 24
Established Contributor

Re: Freedom card number stolen.....

There are people that walk around with scanners and take the number while the card is in your wallet. I bought an RFID protected wallet just for this reason.


What's in my wallet: Cap1 Venture NFCU Sig Visa Delta Gold Amex BCE Citi Simplicity IHG World MC Amazon Visa CSP
Starting Score: 5/2010 550-ish
Current Score: 6/20/2013 TU 800 6/20/2013 EQ 770 6/20/2013 EX 775
Goal Score: 800 accross the board
Message 13 of 24
Valued Contributor

Re: Freedom card number stolen.....

1. Do I need to notify police?

2. Does life lock work?

3. should i freeze all reports?

4. should i request no RFID card?


In my wallet: AMEX Gold; Freedom $1.5k; CSP $5k; Chase United $5k; Discover $2k
Last HP: 4/30
Message 14 of 24
Established Contributor

Re: Freedom card number stolen.....

1. It wouldn't hurt but at this point as long as you got your money back from Chase and got a new card, with a new number, you should be okay.(I just went through this with Chase and so far not having any problems.

2. I've never used it.

3. Again, it couldn't hurt. Are you planning on looking for new credit anytime soon?

4. They have wallets, cases and paper sleeves for your cards that are designed to keep them from being scanned. Go to Amazon and search RFID blocking and see what comes up.


What's in my wallet: Cap1 Venture NFCU Sig Visa Delta Gold Amex BCE Citi Simplicity IHG World MC Amazon Visa CSP
Starting Score: 5/2010 550-ish
Current Score: 6/20/2013 TU 800 6/20/2013 EQ 770 6/20/2013 EX 775
Goal Score: 800 accross the board
Message 15 of 24
Super Contributor

Re: Freedom card number stolen.....


afbar1114 wrote:

4. should i request no RFID card?


I would do this.  I can't think of a more useless feature than this.

Message 16 of 24
Mega Contributor

Re: Freedom card number stolen.....


Open123 wrote:

afbar1114 wrote:

4. should i request no RFID card?


I would do this.  I can't think of a more useless feature than this.


Yea I think I might do this as well.




EQ FICO 548 3/3/16
Message 17 of 24
Valued Contributor

Re: Freedom card number stolen.....

ok so i contacted the police, requested all my cards that had a RFID chip in to be a non RFID chip card. I am unsure still if i should freeze my reports since nothing else showed up yet....


In my wallet: AMEX Gold; Freedom $1.5k; CSP $5k; Chase United $5k; Discover $2k
Last HP: 4/30
Message 18 of 24
Senior Contributor

Re: Freedom card number stolen.....

Thats one reason I have chase mobile alerts, as soon as ity is swiped I get a text

Message 19 of 24
Moderator Emerita

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