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I don't get how you can miss charges on your bill that you didn't make. Never did get that. I'm obsessive though, so maybe it's just me.

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Yep at out house it's check, check & recheck our statements but then again we only have 1 credit card ! Learned a long time ago that i only need 1 & keep it paid off every month !! Cash talks !!

 

Chuck

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Yep credit cards , bank statements, utility bills all get checked and double checked.

Recipts are compared to statements and entries checked off.

Balanced in accounting program, on  paper , and compared to what they show.

Done not just when the bill arrives, but at least weekly and more often if anything seems to indicate a discrepency.

 

 

Caution is practical, you are not paranoid if someone really is out there to get you.

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I'm glad to hear that I am not the only one who is obsessive/compulsive when it comes to checking credit card statements.  Being paranoid is a healthy mind set these days.

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Latest scam going around is you receive a phone call from your bank or credit card company alerting you of fraudulent charges on your card.  The caller advises you to hang up and call the number on the back of your card.  You hang up , but since they called you the line is  still connected if they do not. The caller plays a recording of a dial tone so when you pick up the phone to call the number on your card you will hear a dial tone.  Listening on the still open line they cut the dial tone when you start punching in numbers and then play a recording of a phone ringing when you finish.  They  then answer and ask for information needed to confirm you are the card holder (your birthday, social security number, mothers maiden name, pin number....). 

They then tell you that to prosecute the "cloner" who is making the fraudulent charges they will need your card.  They inform you that the bank  is sending over a courier to pick it up, and to please wrap it up and place it in a sealed envelope with your bank / credit card company name and "attention fraud investigation unit" on the envelope.

A person shows up and the victim turns over their card.

A few days later the victim calls the number and enquires when they will get their replacement card and how is the investigation going and are informed that the real credit card company has no idea what they are talking about. By this time their bank account is empty or their credit card maxed out.

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And i am sure there are thousands who fall for this Pete !!

 

Chuck

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