My check card got owned

Noticed it by accident. There was a 1 cent charge to the amusingly named colon700.com

I called them up and they were freaking. Said they had thousands of 1 cent charges from god knows where and everyone was calling them. They promised to call me back. They didn’t sound like they were talking through their colons.

Called the bank and shut down the card before the damned Russians bought ingots, heffalumps etc with my money.

You might want to check your accounts, folks, because this one looks like a big “surge” of fraud. I bet they broke into some e-commerce outfit.

6 thoughts on “My check card got owned

  1. Isn’t this exactly what that one sci-fi writer wrote about when laying down the Prophecy of Jeremiad in his seminal trilogy? I thought I remember something about colon700… Well, if not, then he should have. Either way, we’re doomed.

  2. Me too
    Apparently,
    I’ve gotten hit by them for 3 cents. That’s right 3 whole pennies. I cancelled my card today. I called my bank and told me they had already reversed one of the charges. *WHEW* What would I do without that penny? I called the company also and the guy on the phone told me that his phone is ringing off the hook. I just hope that this doesn’t turn out worse than it currently seems to be.

  3. Me too
    Apparently,
    I’ve gotten hit by them for 3 cents. That’s right 3 whole pennies. I cancelled my card today. I called my bank and told me they had already reversed one of the charges. *WHEW* What would I do without that penny? I called the company also and the guy on the phone told me that his phone is ringing off the hook. I just hope that this doesn’t turn out worse than it currently seems to be.

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