I'm just sick! I need to vent...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ZArugby, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. ZArugby

    ZArugby Kickin back a little Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2016
    This evening I got an email from my bank that I am presently being stolen from via an online transfer to the tune of $7,500. Being after 11:00 pm the fraud Dept at Bank of America is closed until 7:00 am tomorrow morning, and I cannot interrupt this transaction while I watch it going on. It is very likely that I will have the money refunded to me, but I am going to have to close the account, get a new one and have my life seriously interrupted for the second time this year. I am completely pissed right now...

    Sorry all. I just needed to vent, my wife is asleep and I don't have the heart to wake her.
  2. Greg45acp

    Greg45acp Double Secret Banned

    Oct 31, 2016
    Aggravating as hell.

    Hope it gets sorted out quickly.
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  3. xerts1191

    xerts1191 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2017
    LifeLok, I hate the fact I have to pay someone to monitor my accounts, but I look at it as an insurance policy of sorts. Totally sucks this happens!
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  4. ZArugby

    ZArugby Kickin back a little Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2016
    I have it. Did not stop it.
  5. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    My problem with life lock is that they just use Equifax to monitor your credit. When Equifax got hacked my lifelock was worthless. Lucky for me nobody wants to steal my identity. There's nothing to steal if I keep all my money in 1911's...;)
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  6. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    I'm sure this is infuriating. Thankfully you'll get it back but it's the hassle of it all. Good luck man. Sorry you're going through this.
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  7. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    Have had CC compromised 5 times this year. one card twice and another card 3 times.. The triple play one took me over a month for a replacement card this last time. The banks, CC companies etc.. Can't keep up with these mastermind hackers. They can't stay a step ahead of them, and they aren't even playing in the same league to begin with unfortunately... The internet has been good in so many ways, but at the same time if we aren't careful it can be our demise as well.
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  8. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    Thankfully, when it comes to CC's they're not actually stealing money that yet belongs to me so to speak.. I mean if I didn't spend it, I sure as hell ain't paying for it. ;)
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  9. danc1996

    danc1996 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2016
    Also have to watch out for if it is a compromised computer at home or a compromised Wi-Fi. My dad got his home computer (and therefore every other internet connected device) 'hacked' with a nasty virus that kept track of key strokes. Someone signed him up for Google music, stole is cc info, even his Marriott hotel points... was a hassle to get rid of.

    Hope your user gets solved faster

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk
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  10. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2013

    Hope you didn't click on a link.

    Every time I have had fraud, Ive never been alerted via email.
    My banks have always called me.
  11. Cousin Vinny

    Cousin Vinny Well-Known Member

    Feb 24, 2015
    Something is not kosher here. The number on the back of your cc should be a 24 hour service.
    Also +1 on the bank calling, B of A will cover your loss,
    Sons a bitches!
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  12. TangoWhiskeyFoxtrot

    TangoWhiskeyFoxtrot I do not consent.

    Dec 28, 2017
    @ZArugby sorry to hear that. It is getting harder and harder to keep things away from thieves. I hope you get it sorted quickly.
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  13. Babboonbobo

    Babboonbobo Avatar is back to my favorite things!

    Nov 18, 2014
    I hate these pos that do this! They should be strung up by their balls! I hope you get through this quickly!
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  14. Shocker2000

    Shocker2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 6, 2016
    Had the same thing happen to me few years back. Not fun. Even had the name of the guy on the Norwegian Cruise tickets that were purchased. Not a damn thing they could do. Got my money back, but man, I wanted to catch the people who spent all my money. Law enforcement and FBI was worthless.
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  15. Raylan Givens

    Raylan Givens Never Forget

    Aug 18, 2015
    I have it set up with my bank so that I receive a text for me to confirm any odd transactions. All I do is reply YES to do so.
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  16. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    Fire Bank of a-holes, get a credit union account, and monitor yourself via cellphone alerts for every transaction.
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  17. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    sorry to hear.always a big concern as your life savings in stolen and the banks do nothing to stop it. the thieves seem to think bank security is child play to get around and they seem to be right
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  18. Raylan Givens

    Raylan Givens Never Forget

    Aug 18, 2015
    Right. And by bank...I meant my credit union...
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  19. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    at the very least they need his debit card # and his pin or his checking routing #--either way BoA has a serious breach issue. sometime in the future(months to years from now , we will hear about it. way too late for the victims.
  20. johnb62

    johnb62 Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2012
    I hate it that we even have to worry about things like this.
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