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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.


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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


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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.


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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?


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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.


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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.

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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.




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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....


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Re: Freedom card number stolen.....

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

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