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Initial post: May 4, 2011 12:15:28 PM PDT
Kate says:
Hi all,
I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that my credit card was stolen and used for hundreds of dollars of purchases on the other side of the country the same day I made my last Amazon purchase. In asking around, I've found two other confirmed cases so far amongst friends and family who experienced fraud almost immediately after making a recent Amazon purchase. In case this isn't just a coincidence (which it of course might be), I'd advise everyone to keep a close eye on their credit card statement after making Amazon purchases in the near future.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2011 12:25:09 PM PDT
Thank you for your excellent advise

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2011 12:28:47 PM PDT
You weren't happy with your first thread?

Posted on May 4, 2011 12:32:28 PM PDT
Geronimo says:
So you have not used your credit card any other place besides Amazon? I am willing to bet that Amazon has some of the tightest information security policies and practices. Their business depends on it. I would look to other places, like your credit card statement in the mail being missing, or using your credit card at other merchants (especially gas stations) and having the card number being compromised. Everyone that shops online should be diligent about monitoring their credit. I routinely check my credit reports for activity.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2011 12:39:26 PM PDT
rellimnj says:
I had the same thing happen several months ago. The thief attempted to switch my phone service to Vonage and had all my credit card info.....the day after I had made a purchase with that card on Amazon. I will NEVER use 'one click' or give Amazon my credit card number again. I now by gift cards and add them to my account when I want to purchase something. Were it not for having a Kindle I would likely not purchase anything from Amazon until they start using PayPal.

Posted on May 4, 2011 12:51:13 PM PDT
airtow says:
made hundreds of Amazon purchases and never a problem...yet

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2011 12:54:51 PM PDT
I've been buying from Amazon since '99, and I've never had any problems either. How secure is your computer?

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2011 3:30:25 PM PDT
Kate says:
Apologies, the duplicate thread was an accident.

Posted on May 4, 2011 4:29:59 PM PDT
ratmotor says:
The day Amazon starts using PayPal...color me GONE.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2011 4:41:14 PM PDT
Chickmunk says:
I signed up for Amazon payments. To 'collect' payment I needed to supply credit card information. I supplied a BRAND NEW, UNUSED credit card for this service. Within 24 hours there were several unauthorized purchased for online computer games and other electronics. While we were on the phone with fraud prevention another charge came in. This hasn't happened to just one person.

Posted on May 4, 2011 4:42:02 PM PDT
I have had the issue stem from certain stores. And, yes, it can be very frustrating when it happens, and takes quite a bit of time to clean up your credit ratings/scores as well when it is due to identity theft. I think this thread is a great warning, and appreciate the reminder to be dilligent about checking statements, etc. But, also, don't forget to check your Social Security records, and your credit reports at least once a year to make sure that everything on them is accurate.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2011 4:42:36 PM PDT
Chickmunk says:
I used a "virgin" credit card on Amazon payments and ended up with several unauthorized charges within 24 hours.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2011 4:48:28 PM PDT
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Posted on May 4, 2011 6:05:28 PM PDT
Sick Daddy says:
chances are the security breach is in your own system, not Amazon's.

If Amazon's security system had been breached, you'd have hundreds of thousands of people having issues.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2011 6:07:29 PM PDT
Sick Daddy says:
how do you accidently duplicate a thread almost an hour later?

I don't know, kinda killing the credibility of your initial statement.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2011 6:13:45 PM PDT
tonyS says:
Agreed. Smells funny.

Posted on May 4, 2011 6:15:04 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 26, 2011 7:28:13 PM PDT
I've been an Amazon customer for over a decade, and the card(s) I use here have NEVER been compromised.

I wouldnt be so quick to blame Amazon so much on this, or we'd be hearing more about it publically.

You are aware, however, that if you have spyware or malware on your computer, it can easily be extracting your CC info from your transactions (be it Amazon, or elsewhere) and sending them off into cyberspace? Or have you already expunged all other possibilities?

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2011 6:17:18 PM PDT
tonyS says:
I don't believe your story.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2011 6:18:08 PM PDT
Sick Daddy says:
yes, one little white lie, where do they end?

possible 'harmless' white lies here:
I accidently created this duplicate thread 51 minutes later
My last purchase was at Amazon.
Hundreds of dollars charged to my card.
two othe cases amongst friends, who just now told me.
two other friends, who just confirmed they had the same experience with Amazon. (obviously they had waited until Kate had this problem to tell her of their case of Amazon 'fraud')

In my experience, those willing to nudge the truth on one thing, often nudge the truth into their corner in most arguments.

Posted on May 4, 2011 6:21:17 PM PDT
Sick Daddy... dont forget...

+ an otherwise completly blank, generic user profile.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2011 6:22:22 PM PDT
I was going to go there, but decided it wasn't worth the bother. The whole thing is bogus.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2011 6:26:18 PM PDT
Sick Daddy says:
I don't have that gene. LOL>

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2011 6:27:42 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2011 6:27:45 PM PDT
tonyS says:
Double agreed. I checked the profile after I posted, and I still say: SCAM.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2011 6:30:45 PM PDT
It was a really big mistake.

It smacks of slander and libel. Were I her, I would delete the Op on both threads. JMO
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