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    I wanted to let anyone who uses Facebook know . . .

    word to the wise my friend's if you see facebook charge your bank acct for 10 bucks and put it back watch out, that happened to me and my gf and then someone went on a 2,000 dollar shopping spree with my bank account, and a 6,000 dollar with hers. I have no idea how they got the information because i have never used my card on facebook in anyway. I dont buy games or anything like that. Bank statement said 10 dollar debt from facebook then 10 dollar credit right after. Next thing i know my bank has my card shutoff and i have 2 grand in charges. Watch your bank account closely my friends.
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    If you never gave Facebook your credit card or bank account information, then it is very likely the facebook name used for the charge was fictitious. Your financial data was mined in some other way. Probably an add on card scanner when you use your credit card at a terminal some place. (gas pumps are common places)
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    Speaking of that, I recently watched a CBC story on the gas pump scanners, and then noticed local pumps now carry stickers with serial numbers on them. If a scammer opens the pump enclosure, the sticker breaks. But on a road trip, I noticed not all pumps have these.

    I pay strictly in cash.

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    I never use my debit card for this reason. A credit card will protect you, but with a debit there is nothing they can do usually.

    If you do use your debit card, run it as a credit card and dont enter your pin. If they prompt you for your pin, hit cancel, and it will usually go through as a credit.

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    I always say that I am married and the Boss won't let me have that pin#.
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    I had two fraudulent charges recently after a weekend roadtrip. They were small, about $7 and $9. The bank caught the first one because it looked like it was a charge from India. The other was a nonexistent motel in Iowa that showed up right after. What can you even get at a motel for $9? A half hour or so maybe? I only used my card at gas pumps and a hotel in KY, I spent cash the rest of the trip.
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    I also found out that my bank uses a 3rd party firm that detects fraud and they contacted me almost immediately when it happened, way before I would have noticed.

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    That was what i was thinking, Rod. Just caught my attention when it was a charge and then a credit, and from facebook no less because like you said that was the first thing i thought how did facebook get my card info?
    Jason - LHBA Class of May/2015

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    My Cabelas Visa has a really good security feature. If a questionable charge comes through, the card is suspended, and I get a text message asking if the charge is legitimate. I simply reply yes or no to either unlock or keep locked the card.

    Now what would be really nice, is if I got a text for every charge.
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