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Weird credit card issue that could affect you

Postby knapplc » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:01 pm

Looks like someone is having some fun with credit cards:

Several Internet complaint boards are filled with comments from credit card customers from coast to coast who have noticed a mysterious charge for about 25 cents on their statements.

The charge shows up on statements as coming from "Adele Services" in Melville, N.Y. There is no business by that name listed in Melville, or registered to any business anywhere in New York, for that matter.

Two theories of what is going on have advanced on message boards and among consumer advocates: Someone is trying to find out whether an illegally obtained credit card number will work before making a bigger charge, or they're trying to rip off tiny amounts from tons of people.

The latter theory has more credibility at the moment. The Better Business Bureau in Louisville reports that, at least so far, those who have been hit with the small charge have yet to get slammed with a bigger charge. The bureau speculates that the number of possible victims could be in the millions.


I'm going to have to check my credit card...

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Re: Weird credit card issue that could affect you

Postby dream_017 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:24 pm

I read that this morning too. I didn't notice anything weird on mine, but just skimmed it, I'll have to take a closer look tonight
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Re: Weird credit card issue that could affect you

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:08 pm

I heard about this and looked pretty closely at mine, but didn't notice anything suspicious.
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Re: Weird credit card issue that could affect you

Postby Nfl Fan » Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:12 pm

just pay me my quarter and be quiet.
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Re: Weird credit card issue that could affect you

Postby RiffRaff » Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:26 pm

Nfl Fan wrote:just pay me my quarter and be quiet.


yeah, quit being so petty, just give us your quarters. :-)



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Re: Weird credit card issue that could affect you

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:49 pm

Nfl Fan wrote:just pay me my quarter and be quiet.


Dude, why'd you have to take a quarter out of all 5 of my cards man!? That's $1.25!
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Re: Weird credit card issue that could affect you

Postby Nfl Fan » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:53 pm

Omaha Red Sox wrote:
Nfl Fan wrote:just pay me my quarter and be quiet.


Dude, why'd you have to take a quarter out of all 5 of my cards man!? That's $1.25!


Keep it on the low-down, man...
I only need about 500,000 people not to notice! :-o
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Re: Weird credit card issue that could affect you

Postby Nfl Fan » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:54 pm

RiffRaff wrote:E-A-G-L-E-S, EAGLES, EAGLES, EAGLES
















pssst... don't ya think it's just a little premature with that avatar ya got there? :-b
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Re: Weird credit card issue that could affect you

Postby Cowboys 4 life » Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:54 am

"or they're trying to rip off tiny amounts from tons of people."


You can narrow the search to only those who have seen Office Space.
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Re: Weird credit card issue that could affect you

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:31 am

Nfl Fan wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:
Nfl Fan wrote:just pay me my quarter and be quiet.


Dude, why'd you have to take a quarter out of all 5 of my cards man!? That's $1.25!


Keep it on the low-down, man...
I only need about 500,000 people not to notice! :-o


Did you mean down-low? Though low-down might be more appropriate. :-D
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