Unauthorised payments

  jaritch 14:18 04 Dec 06


Went onto my bank account online this morning to find three transactions two debits and a credit from an American dating agency. I have nothing against those who use dating agencies but I do not, nor did I authorize any payments to them. The bank are chasing it up, should get my money back in about 10 days.

Because it was visa debit transactions they can't block the company, so had to cancel my card and get a new one issued.

Any ideas on how this happens. I only pay online with reputable companies, amazon etc.

I don't believe my computer security is compromised as I have anti-virus, firewall, hardware and software, antispyware etc.

Anyone any experience of this, or how it might happen?


  Kate B 15:05 04 Dec 06

Credit cards get skimmed all the time - if you've used it in a shop or even to get cash out, it could have been skimmed.

  Spark6 16:02 04 Dec 06

I am in a similar position click here

  Spark6 16:04 04 Dec 06

Check mine out, impossible to have been skimmed.

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