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Welly, well, well, well.

Got a call at 6:20 am from Western Union. Someone in Nigeria was trying to use my credit card number (multiple times) to transfer some funds. Transaction was refused.

The card has been cancelled, the credit card company and I discussed what else is likely fraudulent (looks like someone got hold of it starting June 21 or so ... when I was riding horsies and soaking in mineral baths in Colorado), the credit bureaus will be notified that this card was used fraudulently, and I will be getting a new card and a statement.

What else should I be doing here? Does anyone think that filing charges would be appropriate?

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ayse
Jun. 28th, 2005 02:04 am (UTC)
When there is a fraudulent use of your credit card, you can get a free credit report. The bank, if generally being helpful, will usually facilitate that.
berkeleyfarm
Jun. 28th, 2005 04:05 am (UTC)
Thanks. Actually I seem to recall that in California, there's something about being able to get the ObReports free every so often.

A lot of the charges were "attempted" and did not go through for whatever reason. Western Union probably sees a lot of these, and smelled a rat when three different pronounciations of my name were used ;).

Oddly enough, all this one has been used for recently is to pay for my ISP and Amazon stuff.