OK...maybe I'm overly suspicious here, but I need to see if any of you have charged things over the net or by phone only to have you credit card numbers ripped off and a buying spree happens behind your back.
I have used my card for purchases this way for at least 3 years and never a problem...that is until Friday. Within the last 4 weeks, I have made purchases from Steves (4 weeks ago - phone), then Sportsbay (3 weeks ago - phone), then The mopedjunkyard (Tuesday of last week - secure web form) and finally Puch.net (Wednesday of last week on a "secure server"). On Friday, I get a call from the fraud dept. of my bank asking me if some purchases that were just made were legit. Apparently, I bought (3) 10 year domain names for $300.00 each, then some music from an overseas music shop. Of course I didn't make these purchases and they shut my card down within 2 hours of the first purchase...not bad service! Thing is, I'm convinced that this came from one of these places...purhaps an employee that's a loose gun or something. Do you think I'm off base? It seems very suspicious...at least to me. I wonder how secure these servers are!
I know...my card could have been lifted months ago at someother website and the numbers were finally sold. Who knows....It's a major inconvenience as this was a checking/credit card and now my bank account is not reachable. The money is protected, however.