Re: Glad I checked
I have had a couple of issues myself, and I have to give Chase MasterCard a couple of big kudo!
The first time was several years ago. Chase actually called me to query a charge that was made on my card. Apparently, the charge did not fit my spending habit, or something like that. An $800 charge for a ticket on Jet Blue to Jamaica! Of course, I didn't make the booking nor knew anything about it, and so the agent promptly denied the charge, closed the account and overnight us new cards with new account number.
The second occurrence was just a month, or so, ago. This time, I had been going online into my Chase MasterCard account, just to check, every so often. I had set up the account with e-mail alerts (which I very strongly recommend for anybody who has a Chase MasterCard account), one of the alerts was for any time that a charge was made to the account online. It is very handy for checking to make sure that purchases that you make goes through properly, BUT this time, I had an e-mail alert that $160 and some change was made to my account from Golfsmith International. I went online into my account and saw the charge pending, with a couple of other $1 charges, which indicate that more were in progress of being charged to the account. Called up Chase, and they immediately shut down the account and denied all of the improper charges. Again, I got my new card with new account number overnight.
I still have no ideas as to how somebody could have gotten my numbers and security data to make those charges, but they do happen, and all that we can do is to be vigilant.
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