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MsMS
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Fraud alert: Watch for Overstock.com charges

I just had 2 unrecognized transactions pop up on one of my CC's- both from Overstock.com.  I called their fraud department, and they said that yes, they were definitely fraud- the charges originated from Africa.  Apparently, someone is using basically a random number generator to try to buy stuff from Overstock.com, and if the transaction goes through (i.e., it matches some real card #), they'll use it other places.
 
Luckily, I caught the transactions just a day or 2 after they popped up (still listed as Pending), and that card now has a new #.
 
So, keep a close eye on all your accounts!  Scary....
 
-MsMS

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