i've just found out that someone has cloned my card and has been using it in the dominican republic. they've taken out 2 payments of £77.50, and it's been taken out of a cash machine, because there are two £1.74 fees.
in this day and age, you would think your details are safe, but no! i've been told that it probably happened when i was at a petrol station., as they can easily take your details in a swipe of a hand.
i've been to see my bank though. they have cancelled the card and set me up a new account, and will be refunding the money that was taken out. i have, however, lost the use of my bank account until the end of the week while they set the new one up and send me out a new card.
it's just you hear it happen, but you never think it will happen to you. i've been told to pay by cash at petrol stations...
sucks! has it happened to you?
Thats awful! Same thing happened to me over the weekend but with my credit card, Im just relieved it wasnt my bank account as I have a lot of spare cash in there at the moment and they could have quite easily emptied my account!!
I think mine might have been swiped at a petrol station to as I used it there a few weeks ago, I honestly cant think of anywhere else it could have happened. Ive used it online but Ive used the site loads of times so I dont think it would have been that
Yeah someone took £300 of my money last week in debit card fraud.
Do you use a privately owned Petrol Station, or a Sainsbury or Tesco etc one?
it's either a shell one down the road rarely.. i've used it 3 times max... and the other one i usually go to is a texaco garage by my boyfriends house.
I haven't experienced card fraud but I've been a victim of internet fraud. They took my details off of the internet and stole £600. It was a scary moment, but luckily they managed to trace who stole the money and I had to speak to the fraud team at Nationwide. They instantly refunded my money though.
They also have stuff like cameras looking over your shoulder (as it were) when you type your pin in cash machines at garages and stuff, and voila they have your pin...