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Credit Card Fraud

Credit card fraud is a wide-ranging term for theft and fraud committed using or involving a payment card, such as a credit card or debit card, as a fraudulent source of funds in a transaction. The purpose may be to obtain goods without paying, or to obtain unauthorized funds from an account (according to Wikipedia)

I had an unusual  user experience today.  I was checking my banking online and noticed a pending payment that was not familiar.  It was for a reasonably large amount and not to an account that I recognised.  I contacted the bank who checked everything out and agreed with me that it was fraud.  They are rectifying it and issuing me with a new card. 

In all my years of online transactions this is the first time this has happened to me and I am in shock.  I have always felt safe and now I don’t.  I am not sure how I shall recover from this.  I booked something in all good faith and it looks like that site was used by another to get my information.  Not a good user experience at all.

 

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