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The Falcon

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Posted: 09/01/12 09:04pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Last month I was a victim of credit card fraud. Somehow somebody made a copy of my credit card and code. Thanks to my credit card company, I was notified, issued a new card and will not be held responsible for the charges made to my card by the thief.
The reason I am posting this is that all of the fraudulent charges were at Pilot stations, a favorite of RVers. I’m assuming the charges were for fuel. The charges were in a period of five days, east to west as follows:
Erie PA
Winchester VA
W. Memphis PA
Knoxville TN
Checotah OK
Jamestown NM
After that, I was notified and the credit card was closed.
I live in California, and the farthest east we have gone this year is Scottsdale Arizona. It’s interesting that the thief started from the east (Erie PA) to the west, toward California, before the card was cut off.
All charges were for $150. Maybe that’s the limit at Pilot gas stations.
Any Ideas? My understanding is that Visa takes the hit, not Pilot.


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Posted: 09/01/12 09:17pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Too bad ... they ought to really go after these crooks


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Posted: 09/01/12 09:27pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Every transaction on our CC is sent to our phone with in minutes.


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Geeze,you make it sound like Pilot ripped you off itself instead of some low-life scumbag who they were kind enough to give employment to! The only way for someone to clone your card is if you hand it to them and they run it through a card reader and the only way to get your pin number is to watch you enter it so perhaps in the future you may not let anyone handle your credit card or observe you entering your pin,we don't.


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Posted: 09/01/12 09:33pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We all pay for these crooks. Higher fees and cost on everything.

Received an email so wondering if it's for real. Stating that come October a new law will impose a 1% fee on every bank transaction that we do. Checks, payments, cashing checks, cc transactions, transfers even direct deposit into our accounts will be charged the fee.

Anyone else heard of this?


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Posted: 09/01/12 09:17pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My guess would be that someone got your information and cloned your card. It wouldn't matter where they were. It's a thriving industry. The fact that you're an RVer and they used it at Pilot stations would be coincidental.

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Google credit card skimming or skimmers....they do it very easily...

I've seen where its a device connected to a gas pump, atm's, when you pay with a card at stores, they have hand held ones that your server can have in their pocket and then they have ones where they can walk by you and if your card has a chip in it, their device can read the info from within a couple feet. While it's in your purse or wallet.

And cards are supposed to be so much easier and safer....


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^^^^Sounds like a stupid internet rumor.


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The Falcon wrote:

Last month I was a victim of credit card fraud. Somehow somebody made a copy of my credit card and code. Thanks to my credit card company, I was notified, issued a new card and will not be held responsible for the charges made to my card by the thief.
The reason I am posting this is that all of the fraudulent charges were at Pilot stations, a favorite of RVers. I’m assuming the charges were for fuel. The charges were in a period of five days, east to west as follows:
Erie PA
Winchester VA
W. Memphis PA
Knoxville TN
Checotah OK
Jamestown NM
After that, I was notified and the credit card was closed.
I live in California, and the farthest east we have gone this year is Scottsdale Arizona. It’s interesting that the thief started from the east (Erie PA) to the west, toward California, before the card was cut off.
All charges were for $150. Maybe that’s the limit at Pilot gas stations.
Any Ideas? My understanding is that Visa takes the hit, not Pilot.


Pilots also ask for your billing zip code at the pump. So someone has that info as well.

In your shoes I would put a freeze on my credit. contact one of the major credit bureaus like Experian or Equifax, and they will do it.

Yes, your credit card company takes the hit.

You should also check your credit card accounts online frequently. Mine all show in my online banking and I check them daily.

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Posted: 09/01/12 10:04pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Every transaction on our CC is sent to our phone with in minutes

How did you make that happen? Good idea!!!

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Received an email so wondering if it's for real. Stating that come October a new law will impose a 1% fee on every bank transaction that we do. Checks, payments, cashing checks, cc transactions, transfers even direct deposit into our accounts will be charged the fee. Anyone else heard of this?

Have not heard anything yet. Maybe just your card or bank???

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Too bad ... they ought to really go after these crooks


(this happened to us locally)

* This post was edited 03/10/13 08:59pm by path1 *


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