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This is the second time by a fraud charge from somebody using a money service called Skrill. Both times it has happened recently it has been within a day of making a donation to animal rescues that use PayPal as the processor. Guess I’m going back to checks for my donations.

Now I use this card for just about every purchase but twice after the same event, a donation processsd by PayPal has to be an issue and not a coincidence. Never had an issue using it over seas, Hawaii, or anywhere else. I understand the numbers can float and the random numbers and stuff the crooks use doesn’t always catch a valid number quickly so it could have been from somewhere months ago. But it’s odd.

I hate thieves!




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I've used Paypal several times for donations to Akita Rescue. Never had any issues. Last time my card got hit, the bank told me skimmers in gas station pumps have been causing a lot of them.

not long after, this came out in the media.

https://www.banknh.com/securit...r/card-skimmer-alert


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I got hit every time I donated through gofundme.
 
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Guess I’m going back to checks for my donations.
Checks are vulnerable too.

Scammers copied one of my business checks and issued a couple of "paychecks" for a bit over $1,700.00 each.

Fortunately a SunTrust teller was on the ball and the attempted theft wound up with one of the miscreants in jail.



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Guess I’m going back to checks for my donations.
Checks are vulnerable too.

Scammers copied one of my business checks and issued a couple of "paychecks" for a bit over $1,700.00 each.

Fortunately a SunTrust teller was on the ball and the attempted theft wound up with one of the miscreants in jail.


I had a customer who mailed his power company bill, someone snatched from his mail box and removed the pay to, put his real name in its place and added three thousand to the amount of check. Cashed it on camera using his real drivers license.

Customer searches facebook and finds him posting pictures with his 'dirty money's as he called it. He had to see 35 of his $100 bills fanned out, on the public web.

He passed the information on to Fairfax County PD and is hoping they actually go and talk to the criminal. Have not talked to him since, I hope they actually looked for and arrested him



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I'd much rather have a credit card get stolen/hacked/guessed at every day than my checking account information even once. The less I have to share my bank account information with anybody the better. I'd rather never write another check.

One is a virtual non-event. The other a royal PITA to unwind, coupled with being out of cash for some period of time.

The PayPal stuff is coincident I suspect. Nobody has hacked PP, or if they have we'll all hear about it soon!



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You’re all correct about the check of course. That’s why I quit using the debit card.

Coincidence it probably is, but sure seems fishy. I didn’t mean to imply PayPal is to blame, just a common factor part of the coincidence. It was almost a year ago that I got hit as well. Lots of little things seem to have lined up, it’s just weird.




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Our CC had 3 charges on it that we did not do.
Wife checked with the CC company and then another company. Took 2.5 hours.
Come to find out, it was a banks faults of the person who made the charges, he used a debit card but somehow it got billed to us??? What the heck?
It was over $300

Hope you get it all straight and it does not happen again. That stinks.


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