« Last post by LauraM on Yesterday at 09:06:39 PM »
A month ago, for the first time ever in my 52 years of having a credit card, was an unauthorized purchase made on my bank card. This card never leaves my possession, and it is the only card I carry when I'm here in my home environment. I noticed it on a Monday, the day after the purchase was made on a Sunday and it was for health equipment. I immediately called my bank who put a freeze on my account, and in due course, credited my account and issued a new card.
When I inquired as to how the purchase was made, the bank could only tell me that my number had been keyed in, not swiped, and the item was purchased over the internet. The conclusion is that my purse was "scanned" and my number retrieved that way. I immediately went out and bought one of those aluminum/metal wallets that is supposed to not allow scanners to read your card numbers and that is where I now keep my credit card. We'll see how well that will work.......have hopes.