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Old 02-24-2013, 10:12 AM
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Exclamation Another Way To Steal From You

Well in case you hadn't thought of this one. Thought I would bring it to your attention. If only these people who think of ways to steal would use those brain smarts for good just think what a better world we would have!

New way of STEALING...

Be sure to read Scene 3. Quite interesting.

This is a new one. People sure stay busy
Trying to cheat us, don't they?

A friend went to the local gym and placed his belongings in the
Locker. After the
Workout and a shower, he came out, saw the locker open, and thought
To himself,
'Funny, I thought I locked the locker...

Hmm, 'He dressed and just flipped the wallet to make sure all was in
Everything looked okay - all cards were in place...

A few weeks later his credit card bill came - a whooping bill of

He called the credit card company and started yelling at them,
Saying that he did
Not make the transactions.

Customer care personnel verified that there was no mistake in the
System and
Asked if his card had been stolen...
'No,' he said, but then took out his wallet, pulled out the credit
Card, and yep -
You guessed it - a switch had been made.

An expired similar credit card from the same bank was in the wallet.

The thief broke into his locker at the gym and switched cards.

Verdict: The credit card issuer said since he did not report the
Card missing
Earlier, he would have to pay the amount owed to them.

How much did he have to pay for items he did not buy?

$9,000! Why were there no calls made to verify the amount swiped?
Small amounts rarely trigger a 'warning bell' with some credit card
Companies. It just so happens that all the small amounts added up to
Big one!

A man at a local restaurant paid for his meal with his credit card.

The bill for the meal came, he signed it and the waitress folded the
Receipt and
Passed the credit card along.

Usually, he would just take it and place it in his wallet or pocket.
Funny enough,
Though, he actually took a look at the card and, lo and behold, it
Was the expired
Card of another person.

He called the waitress and she looked perplexed.

She took it back, apologized, and hurried back to the counter under
The watchful eye of the

All the waitress did while walking to the counter was wave the wrong
Expired card to the
Counter cashier, and the counter cashier immediately looked down and
Took out the real card.

No exchange of words --- nothing! She took it and came back to the
Man with an apology..
(This scenario actually happened to me at a local restaurant- Falls
Terrace-between the waitress
And the front desk cashier.)

Verdict: Make sure the credit cards in your wallet are yours.

Check the name on the card every time you sign for something and/or
The card is taken
Away for even a short period of time.

Many people just take back the credit card without even looking at
It, 'assuming'
That it has to be theirs.


Yesterday I went into a pizza restaurant to pick up an order that I
Had called in.

I paid by using my Visa Check Card which, of course, is linked
Directly to my checking

The young man behind the counter took my card, swiped it, then laid
It on the counter
As he waited for the approval, which is pretty standard procedure.

While he waited, he picked up his cell phone and started dialing.

I noticed the phone because it is the same model I have, but nothing
Seemed out of the
Ordinary. Then I heard a click that sounded like my phone sounds
When I take a picture.

He then gave me back my card but kept the phone in his hand as if he
Was still pressing

Meanwhile, I'm thinking: I wonder what he is taking a picture of,
Oblivious to what was
Really going on.

It then dawned on me: the only thing there was my credit card, so
now I'm paying close
attention to what he is doing..

He set his phone on the counter, leaving it open.

About five seconds later, I heard the chime that tells you that the
picture has been

Now I'm standing there struggling with the fact that this boy just
took a picture of my
credit card.

Yes, he played it off well, because had we not had the same kind of
phone, I probably would
never have known what happened.

Needless to say, I immediately canceled that card as I was walking
out of the pizza parlour.

All I am saying is, be aware of your surroundings at all times.

Whenever you are using your credit card take caution and don't be

Notice who is standing near you and what they are doing when you use
your card.

Be aware of phones, because many have a camera phone these days.

Never let your card out of your sight.....check and check again!

Scary isn't it.....

New way of STEALING... Don't delete this one!!
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:06 PM
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A really good read and wake-up. Sometimes we go through life on auto-pilot and things like this happen. I just can't believe people really steal this way. It's just such a low-life thing to do to anyone.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:55 PM
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That is horrible! People just won't stop stealing things. Why can't they just find jobs and earn their money for themselves. They are really wasting time on unlawful doings.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:18 PM
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Another Way To Steal From You

This is scary, having your credit card switched and billed for things you didn't purchase is alerting. Let's all be careful and observant.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:06 PM
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i love this post... i learned very much about security. now i am more secure for my credit card and other cards.
once i was in train and i lost my wallet. but i immegiatlly call customer care and stop service of my card... but some days ago i got my wallet in my house via speed post and got my card and other things in my wallet back.. but he or she take my all money from wallet. he/she found my address from my license card, i also got it back...

the thing is that you must have your full address in your wallet..
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:20 AM
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Thank you for sharing this with us. People are becoming more aggresive and innovative too in terms of stealing.. Really alarming that a lot of stealing/theft cases with credit cards.
Let's be watchful with our surroundings and take care of our belongings too.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:02 AM
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Omg! Thieves have evolved with technology. My sweet little credit card is so much at risk now. Thanks to the post I will be more cautious now.
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