Join John Adams, world renowned Intl Matchmaker, Thurs nights 8:30 EST for Live Webcasts with FREE Prizes!
And check out Five Reasons why you should attend a FREE Live AFA Seminar! See locations and details.


Scam free! Check out Christian Filipina - Meet Asian women with Christian values! Members screened.
Exclusive book offer! 75% off! How to Meet, Date and Marry Your Filipina Wife



View Active Topics       Latest 100 Topics       View Your Posts       FAQ Topics       Switch to Mobile


Target stores hacked: Warning to credit card customers

Expose or warn others about scams and scammers, or shady business practices. Expose those that have cheated you or ripped you off. Caution: Before naming specific individuals or groups, make sure that they really wronged you and that there was no misunderstanding. Otherwise your post may constitute slander or libel if it contains false information.

Moderators: jamesbond, fschmidt

Target stores hacked: Warning to credit card customers

Postby Teal Lantern » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:53 pm

Target hack: Tips for all customers
http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/10/technol ... index.html

Never mentioned problems like that when they were running commercials like this ...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jslUaywn7h4[/youtube]
Hmmm...
не поглеждай назад. 8)

"Even an American judge is unlikely to award child support for imputed children." - FredOnEverything
User avatar
Teal Lantern
Veteran Poster
 
Posts: 2686
Joined: Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:48 pm
Location: Briar Patch, Universe 25







Postby Winston » Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:30 am

I used my credit card at Target at the end of December, and after that, unknown charges from Microsoft Services kept appearing on my credit card activity. They were flagged and my credit card company contacted me about it. When I said they were not authorized, they said that they would have to issue me a new card with a new account number to stop the fraud.

However, the article said:

While hackers only stole credit and debit card data from shoppers at U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, they also grabbed details on people who shopped there before that.


But I used my credit card at Target after December 25. So I don't know if this Target hack applied to me or not.

Also, the unauthorized charges came with foreign transaction fees, as though they were made abroad. Does that mean the hackers hacked in from overseas?

And why do the fraudulent charges say "Microsoft Services" on them? How can hackers impersonate Microsoft? The last time I saw "Microsoft Services" on my credit card was when Dianne used my credit card to buy apps for her phone from Microsoft. But that was long ago and she says she has not bought any apps since then.

Furthermore, those apps she bought from Microsoft were only a few dollars. But the charges I got this time from Microsoft Services were around $100 each. I don't think any smart phone apps would cost that much.

It's really weird.
Check out the latest posts in our blog The Happier Abroaders.

Don't forget my HA Grand Ebook and Dating Sites!

"It takes far less effort to find and move to the society that has what you want than it does to try to reconstruct an existing society to match your standards." - Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World
User avatar
Winston
Site Admin
 
Posts: 23600
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:16 pm

Postby Winston » Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:51 am

Here is Target's FAQ page about the security breach.

https://corporate.target.com/about/shop ... -issue-FAQ

It says that the breach was closed after December 15. So the fraudulent charges on my card could not have been due to it. I don't think I went to Target when I was in California though.
Check out the latest posts in our blog The Happier Abroaders.

Don't forget my HA Grand Ebook and Dating Sites!

"It takes far less effort to find and move to the society that has what you want than it does to try to reconstruct an existing society to match your standards." - Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World
User avatar
Winston
Site Admin
 
Posts: 23600
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:16 pm

Postby Teal Lantern » Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:17 am

I expect more is on the way.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2014/0118/ ... otato-hack

Target, six other retailers apparently no match for Russian teen’s 'potato' hack

Wielding a piece of malware called ‘potato’ in Russian, Eastern European hackers stormed past the digital firewalls of Target and six other retailers to steal credit cards belonging to a quarter of the US population.
не поглеждай назад. 8)

"Even an American judge is unlikely to award child support for imputed children." - FredOnEverything
User avatar
Teal Lantern
Veteran Poster
 
Posts: 2686
Joined: Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:48 pm
Location: Briar Patch, Universe 25


Return to Scam Alerts and Ripoffs

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest