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Registered: ‎11-12-2007

Fraud alert: Watch for charges

I just had 2 unrecognized transactions pop up on one of my CC's- both from  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, 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....
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