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Subject:Bloody Annoying
Time:12:54 am
Last week I got a call from the credit card fraud department at Chase. They seem to call me about every other month with some seemingly-suspicious transaction, and every time they do I know exactly what the transaction is. When they called we went through the drill as usual.

"A charge of $X from Borrow Lenses?" Legit.

"$X from Google AdWords?" Legit.

"$6 from QuickPPCAds.com, yesterday?" No, I've never heard of them.

"$20 from (something) botannicals dot com, yesterday?" No. Not me.

Fuck me running. Of course it has to be the card that has about a zillion things auto-billed to it. And of course it happens a week before I leave town, and to the credit card that I used to book the trip. They closed the account and are setting up a new one and sending me a new card, per the usual drill. The really annoying thing is that the minute the account is closed it's no longer accessible online, so I can't look at the statement and see if anything else is fishy, nor can I get an old statement to look for auto-billing that I have to change.

It's all survivable, though it's a hassle. The worst part is that the scumbags seem to have done this to me for $26. C'mon guys. If you're going to make me jump through hoops, at least make a good effort.
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rahaeli
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Time:2010-02-02 03:29 pm (UTC)
The small charges are usually done to see if you spot it or not, then a month later or whatever, they'll start the huge ones. Or they'll sell the card number as "known good and not fraud-flagged or cancelled".
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bellaballanda
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Time:2010-02-03 09:01 pm (UTC)
Happened to me too. For about $35 total. All gas in LA.
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