Small Charge Can Mean Big Problems for Credit Card Holders
(NEW YORK) -- With more retail stores reporting serious data breaches of customer credit and debit card information, Americans are becoming vigilant about looking over their monthly statement. While that's a good thing, it might not be good enough to determine whether you're getting ripped off.
Nearly everyone looks for unusually big dollar amounts to learn if some unauthorized person is using their credit card. However, investigative blog KrebsOnSecurity writes that a charge of $9.84, something that might fly under the radar, is a telltale sign that your information was stolen based on tracking down bogus overseas websites. If that's the case, KrebsOnSecurity says get in touch with your card insurer immediately to cancel the card and then place a fraud alert on your credit file by contacting one of the three credit bureaus.
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