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Thread: Be careful They got me!

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    I got to the checkout at Walmart no cash, no credit cards!
    I checked to see if I had left them in the car but no, not there.
    Talked to the manager and he took my name and said he would tell the cashiers not to accept my cards. No sorry about that or anything. Didn't work.
    When I got home I had a call from both security departments from Visa and Discover wanting to talk to me about fraudulent use of my card.
    One card they got 4 purchases of about $350 total and the other card they got $450 from another store. They were shopping while I was looking for my card! It will be interesting to see how much more they got before the card was reported missing.

    The manager offered to let me call from the store to cancel cards
    but he looked for 10 sec and said he couldn't find the numbers and to call when I got home. It took 45 min to get home. I called the police to report it but have to go there tomorrow.

    I never put my purse down in any store so they got it while I was wearing my purse. I do have the bad habit of not zipping it and just dumping the cards and cash in there. They didn't take the empty wallet so I have my drivers license! They did leave me my ATM card so I was able to pay for my purchases. They are slick!

    Be extra careful all of you!
    :cry:

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    They can scan your credit cards without stealing them,by getting close to your purse or wallet! ---so make sure you do NOT have the ones with the stupid RFID

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    What a nightmare for you. Thanks for reminding us how vulnerable we all are.

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    So sorry! You aren't safe anywhere.

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    make sure you keep a password on your phone also...they can scan all your info off of that too.

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    Somebodies working on bad karma...I am sorry that happened to you! :-(

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    So sorry you have to go through this (((hugs)))

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    That's too bad just before Christmas. Hope it doesn't take long to straighten out.

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    So sorry this happened to you.

    Good advice to all to pay close attention to your purse and what is in it, keep it close and keep it closed.

    I work at Walmart and see all too often women who just leave their purse sit in the seat of the shopping cart and walk away! Others have them wide open as they walk around and shop.

    Thieves are out and about especially this time of year.
    They are quick and they are good!

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    Sorry that happened.

    I would have call information 411 and got the credit card companies phone numbers right then and there at the store or on my cell phone right there in the store.

    If a crime happens and you leave the location, you'll need to return to the town/city police station to file reports. Call them while you're at the location and they'll come out (unless it's a state of emergency).

    When thugs steal honest people's cards, they know exactly where they're going to shop and what they're going to 'steal'...and as you saw, it'll be done before you report it.

    I hope the matter gets resolved to your satisfaction and their jail time!

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    A fried of mine once had her cards stolen and she made the observation that they were living better than she did on her cards.

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    so sorry this happened to you, at least you caught it right away and you won't be responsible for the charges.

    People worry about using their CC's online but you are about 10x as likely to have a problem using them in person.

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    (((HUGS))) So sorry that this happened to you :(

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    Ugh! I am so sorry this happened to you! The thieves have been horrible here this year. I am not taking my purse inside the store with me--leaving it in the trunk! I need to check my cards for that RFID. I guess I need to be checking my bank account more often, too!

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    Glad you caught it so quickly.....I recommend to everyone to carry the phone numbers to call put in a safe place for quick recovery.

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    Oh, I'm so sorry! What a stressful situation!

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    Ugh...so sorry! Thats just awful!

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    Oh I am so sorry... It is so terrible what people will do now. People just don't have consciences (sp?) any more.

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    I forgot they also got two new Starbucks gift cards.

    I can just see them now sitting at a Starbucks, drinking MY coffee and just laughing their heads off!

    Oh, well. It could have been worse. The one good thing was that was the last store I was going to so I got all my shopping done including a visit to Joann's before I lost my cards and money!

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    So sorry. Did you stop and talk to anyone? Even someone you know can be used to distract you. I got ripped off by neighbors.

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    I see more young people not taking care of their purses, just letting them hang behind their bodies or letting the strap hand in their fingertips. makes me cringe. I hold mine close to my body with my elbow over it. always have.

    In Houston, my sister had her purse ripped out of her arms in a pharmacy and she chased the thief out to his car and beat on his window! she didn't get her purse back but he just drove off, thank goodness.

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    A tip about your cards: Make photo copies of front and back so if this ever happens you have phone and card numbers.

    It has been on the increase around here too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    In Houston, my sister had her purse ripped out of her arms in a pharmacy and she chased the thief out to his car and beat on his window! she didn't get her purse back but he just drove off, thank goodness.
    Ack! I know that's the first thing instinct makes us do. But she's lucky that's all that happened. Especially living in Houston!

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    I'm sorry. I hope that the companies handle your issues quickly and I'm glad it wasn't your ATM card. My friend had 2 $300 transactions on her ATM card back to back. The only thing that saved her was the cash withdrawl limit. She was at a gas station ATM and the best they can figure out somehow it didn't log her out at the end (or time out) and the next person took the most advantage he could before using his ATM card. When I'm going out shopping I don't carry a purse anymore, I make sure to wear jeans and put my cell phone in one of the front pockets & drivers license/CC/cash in the other.

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    This time of year I don't do CC's or checks. I do however make sure I have plenty of cash when I go shopping. I never ever keep it in my purse but in "Grandma's Bank" my bra! I've been told many of times that was the smartest thing to do, men as well tell me they don't blame me, their wife does the same thing then smile. But I do remove it with a little class and privacy. But I don't take the risk of getting ripped off! Also I never put my reciept in the bag with the items I bought. If you get ripped off then they can return the merchandis, so keep your reciepts in your coat pocket along with the change you don't put in your bra!
    OK, so it sounds stupid, crude and hillbillyish, but it works!

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