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Thread: Credit Card Information Compromised from Connecting Threads.

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    so thats how it happened i had my card cancelled as well i am in alberta canada so it has spread well. tick me off. they called me right away. inconvenient though as i am away for 5 weeks. so what does one do now when dealing with these companies in my case it is connecting threads.com which is one of my favorite online places to shop.

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    Well, that may answer why my discover was hacked! It has almost $3k in charges from January 26th until I saw it on the 28th. I called and my account was shut down and a new card issued. Scarey!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadP View Post
    I had my card compromised after using it at Connecting Threads. Thanks for the info. I will be hesitant to use it there again and I had planned on doing so in the next few days.
    The file has been closed to however it was gotten and is now considered safe so don't be afraid to shop at ConnectingTheads.
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    Our internet card was hacked Friday -- $1800+. The company alerted us -- 7 hits with 5 in less than 20 minutes. We have to do some follow through this week Before I called the fraud number back I checked online (in case the call was a phising scam) and saw the items. Then I called. You have to followup fast -- this is the second time in less than a year and I have no idea where this was picked up. I don't let sites save my card number, but I know it is stored somewhere,

    I do a lot of shopping online and have one credit card with a lowish balance that is only used online and the folks at the card company know the card is only used online. They have been great notifying us of problems -- but they said not many of these folks get caught unless they get caught in a big sting.
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    I NEVER use a debit card anywhere. It is so easy for criminal types to 'catch' the debit card info from the 'air' when you use a debit card and your checking account can be cleaned out very quickly if they do.

    At least with a CC there is a limit to what you are responsible for paying if your card is hacked. But banks aren't very willing to replace your balance in your checking account when your debit card is hacked.

    I've never used paypal. My DH has an account, so I can ask him how it works.

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    Had my card hacked for thou$and$ of "snap on tools". My company caught it...but it sure is frightening!

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    Please watch Pay Pal too. They "lost" my account and never did find it. Tell me about their security one more time? No more business through Pay Pal for me.

    Pat

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    I only use gift or prepaid visa or mastercards. My sons Identiy was stolen over a month ago what a mess he had to deal with and still is!!!!
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    You can request new cards from your bank or credit card companies that cannot be read electronically from a distance. They will have to be put manually through a scanner to be read. However, they will also not be able to be used by you at some of the new quick scan places like turnpikes and drive thru places. They will however be secure in your wallets, purses, etc. from being scanned when you aren't aware of it.

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    I'm glad you posted this. I just placed an order with them last week monday (2/11) and come Wednesday, someone hacked out credit card. I couldn't for the life of me figure out where the hacking came from....NOW I KNOW. This is sad, I lover there sutff.

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    This just spurs me on to get a card with a low limit balance to use for online purchases. I do use one of those metal credit card carriers, but am thinking about returning to cash use in restaurants. I hate it when they walk off with my card. You never know what they are doing with it. I have changed all my passwords to 13 digits. Let the low life hackers figure those out.
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    Well...this is a mystery solved. I had only used my card in two places...an order to Connecting Threads and one to FabricDepot. I got a call a few days later from my bank telling me to call their fraud agency because the bank had been contacted by them that someone was possibly using my card fraudently. I called and 'sure 'nuff' .

    I am in SE Oklahoma and my card had been used by someone in San Clamente, Calif to purchase something that cost 4 dollars and some cents. The agency said that apparently the person had done this to see if it was a good card. They immediatly picked up on it that it was a possible fraud, telling me that they had already cancelled the purchase, but I would have to tell my bank to cancel that one and give me a new card.

    I never knew which online store was the culprit and it is good to know which one. When I contacted Fabric Depot about it I told them I was in doubt as to who it was..but later they told me that they had put an investigator on the issue in their store just to make sure it wasn't them. Isn't that great? I have a lot of respect for them because of that.

    Yea Fabric Depot.

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    I must be a dodo bird because how does one know if calls received about a hacked credit card are really from the bank?

    Anyway...I am so glad I caught this thread as I was going to place my very first order to 'Connecting Threads' today on line.
    I've had my credit card hacked twice in the past and what a mess!
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    Quote Originally Posted by debcavan View Post
    > Customers who had credit card numbers on file after using them at
    > Knitpicks.com, ArtistsClub.com, or ConnectingThreads.com may have had
    > their information exposed. A file on the Crafts Americana Group, Inc.
    > servers was accessible for a period of time before being removed on
    > January 25, 2013. The file contained names, credit card numbers,
    > addresses, and phone numbers.
    >
    > Source:
    > California Attorney General



    This is the e mail I received this morning and I checked my account immediately and yes there was a $500 from New Zealand. They cancelled my card and are sending me a new one. The people dealing with me at the credit card company were very kind and so calm. Obviously they deal with this all the time. I gave them the information that I had received the e-mail and others had immediately e-mailed they had had charges but didn't know where they came from. This was a quilter's site. So that is why I checked. One lady had her credit card company call her but it went passed mine.

    We have a credit card with a very small limit for online shopping,our bank is really good my husbands credit card was hacked and they refund him and informed him right away.

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    I talked with connecting threads this morning. All those compromised were sent a snail mail letter. I thankfully was not on the list but did have my credit card scammed while down here in Texas. But it was not them and I trust that info. I will continue to do business with them.

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    Don't think checks are any safer. Over the President Day weekend notified our Election Company notified us their site was compromised also. Told to check with our bank. This never happened yrs. ago Went shopping with cash. Chance of being held up. Then came the banks with the Credit cards Great. Then came this wonderful P.C. Troubles have started with the Cards Then the banks issued Debit Cards more trouble. All this because of this PC. Where would we be without it Sometimes I think we were better off without it.

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    I had this happen to me as well. Only place I had ever used my card was CT. Happened twice. I'm glad they finally use pay pal since I have never had any trouble using them.

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    You have to stay informed of everything concerning your financial dealings. Banks have changed.

    Most banks don't check the signature on the check anymore. Anyone can sign your name. I was treasurer for my guild and wrote all the checks. When a new treasurer was elected we went to change names on the account and my name was never on it! I was signing checks for two years and my name wasn't on the account. The manager said unless the account happened to be pulled for an audit, the signature wasn't checked. I could have signed it Bugs Bunny, no difference. If I had written a check and cleared the account then it would up to the guild to press charges.
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