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Old 02-08-2011, 02:39 AM   #11
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Got one of those calls this AM. Mastercard fraud prevention called to find out if I made a $1.37 purchase in CA. I've also purchased from AHS a few weeks ago BUT I've also purchased from a bunch of other places in the last couple months and I've only had this card for a couple months.

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Old 02-08-2011, 03:08 AM   #12
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Yeah, sounds familiar. I was grocery shopping and only brought my drivers license and CC, got up to checkout and the CC was declined, called the CC company and someone in NJ went shopping at walmart and my account was frozen. I went home without groceries; luckily I had beer at home, so no big deal.

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Old 02-08-2011, 03:10 AM   #13
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Good point, don't know why I didn't think of it myself! I just called, and the call was definitely legit.

Jafo28, we may have to compare notes when all is said and done, see if there's any more commonality than a recent charge to AHBS.

The only other thing that gets me about this? I'm an IT guy. I'm supposed to be savvy about this kind of thing. I feel kind of dumb, though I honestly can't think of anything careless I might have done with this info to put myself at risk. And, considering I've bought stuff online off and on over the past 15 years or so, I guess one something like this was bound to happen sooner or later...
I did call them back, and it was them. The charges that they tried to make were declined by the company, so I guess they're on the ball with that stuff.
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You all noticing how many of these have a walmart connection???

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Like the subject says, have you ever had a credit card number stolen?

I've already had two calls tonight, one from my credit card company, and one from an online retailer, both concerning a pair of fraudulent charges against my credit card that were posted today.



I'm a little leery about how someone came across the number. At least recently, I placed my second ever order with Northern Brewer, my first with Austin Home Brewing Supply, and my first with McMaster Carr.
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Got the same call this morning around 8am. As it turns out the last legit charge was to Austin Homebrew. Closed account number out new card being issued.
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I've also purchased from AHS a few weeks ago

HANG ON HERE. I got called by my credit card company this morning, too, and I had some fraudulent charges on my account.

I *also* ordered from AHS about a week and a half ago.

Anyone starting to suspect, like I am, that AHS was hacked?
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SOmeone needs to pm Forrest asap.

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already did. just now.
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You all noticing how many of these have a walmart connection???
Given how many people shop at wal-mart regularly that's like saying there is a connection to how many of the cards were kept in wallets.
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already did. just now.
I just e-mailed them also, as it looks like Forrest isn't on-line.

When it happened to me via hoptech.com, I let them know a couple days later, and they hadn't heard as no one bothered to let them know....
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Given how many people shop at wal-mart regularly that's like saying there is a connection to how many of the cards were kept in wallets.
I can't even remember the last time I bought something at walmart, and I've never bought from them online.

I am leaning towards AHS.
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