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Went into my cellphone provider today to sign up for a new contract, and had to get on the phone with said company's customer service. This person kindly let me know that someone got into my ______.com account, (with no credit card attached to it) and had a $900 spending spree, all without me being aware of it last month.
So, we put it to their fraud department, and they are supposed to call me back, has this ever happened to anyone? Do I get stuck with the bill?
I usually get notified by my bank whenever this happens.
The thing is, it's nothing to do with my bank. A credit card purchase WASN'T made, apparently with this provider, you can rack up shit on their website, and it just gets added to your bill at the end of the month.
uh... what cellphone provider are we talking about here?
Sounds incredibly irresponsible on the providers part.
*downloads T-Pain autotune app on brand-spanking new most expensive iPhone
We're talking rogers here. I am pretty blown away that it's possible to make purchases like that without a credit card or bank details being involved on a website, and they just bill you at the end of the month. Fucked up man, fucked up.
Roger's fault, you shouldn't owe a thing.
Update. All covered. There is justice!
what happened in the end?
Turns out all went well. They sent it to their fraud department and I was credited. They just said.. "it happens."
This is why I keep all my cards maxed out
A similar thing happened to my old house mate after we moved house. We forgot to redirect the mail and my housemates new contract got sent there.
To cut a long story short someone got hold of his contract and other data from the mail and used it to steal his identity. Luckily this got got caught cause he had taken out $20,000 loans at all the major banks apart from teh one my housemate worked for (total of 7 loans) bought a BMW (90,000) and a house. In total he had run up around a million dollars under my housemates name without him even knowing!!
- Fucking LOLpillhead
- The only reason they caught was he also got my housemates replacement credit card and spent on it while he was overseas which started an investigation by the banksouljar001
- overseas and that started an investigation by the banksouljar001
No joke, last night I went to the bank to move some money from my savings to one of my checking accounts (I have two).
Teller looks up at me and says all three of my accounts are overdrawn.
One is -$248. My savings is $-150. And my third checking account.... was $-110,650.52.
...Couple of hours later and they figure out some teller somewhere else in the world did a bunch of transactions and "put a wrong digit down somewhere".
- holy FUCK!!! How long did it take them to get the feces smell out of the floor where you stood at that moment?locustsloth
- wait... one wrong digit... for 3 accounts?!?!locustsloth
- I don't believe their excuse. And yeah I basically shit a gigantic brick last nightkult
- you didn't have enough in your account to cover $110K? psh.Antonelli
It happened to me twice. Some charged $400 off my checking acct from Paypal. Problem was that there was no 400 in my account, but it was deducted anyways. Chase and paypal took care of it, but Chase did try to charge me an insufficient funds fee of $35, which they took off after explaining the situation.
The other time was someone made $900 worth of purchases from best buy.com Taken off as well.
If you didn't do it, I wouldn't worry about it.
a friend of mine received a call by what looked like a legit power/electric company on his caller ID .. the person on the phone said the last payment was not received and that today was cutoff service day so he had to pay right there over the phone and gave that operator personal information and wasn't until about a month later he found out that the whole thing was a phone scam and that he was taken for over $1,000. He disputed it and the money was put back into his account.
Once someone did multiple withdrawals that were all the exact same amount as my rent until my account was depleted. It was part of a big mysterious fraud and I was reimbursed within the day.
^^ how do you think they got your personal info?
blackout and went to a strip club?