Sep. 2nd, 2009

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Got my monthly c/card statement today. Glance at the total, as usual, seems about right. Quick skim down the payments made....

O2(UK)LTD PREPAY SLOUGH £15
O2(UK)LTD PREPAY SLOUGH £15

Both on the same day. I'm not with O2. Neither is anyone else in the family. All our phones are Voda. Google happens. Lots of similar stories. Oh, fun.

Ring bank, dispute transactions. They immediately refunded the money and told me to call the Lost/Stolen line to get card replaced. And to call them again if I have any concerns about any other transactions. I told them that there's another one that I don't recall to EA Games for 26.99, but that could easily be me paying for a game for D and him paying me back from his allowance/birthday money. I have to wait until he gets home from school and see if his memory is better than mine. Thing is, there's no corresponding email in either my mailbox or D's for any purchase on the date concerned :/

Random browsing of the things Google threw up suggest that the fraudulent Top-Up transactions are used to confirm an account is active before hitting it with bigger purchases/withdrawals.

Leaving this public for the moment so that others can see it and be warned.

Edit to add: the EA Games one was as I suspected, me paying for games for D - it came up in the email with the name of the website rather than EA Games who own the site.

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