Stolen Credit Card Numbers?

Have you had your credit card numbers stolen in Hoboken?

Hoboken411 reader Bob has had the unlucky fortune of having his credit card number stolen multiple times in the past year – and he’s wondering if anyone else has noticed the same trend as him.

“I have had my credit card number stolen for the 3rd time in a year and it seems to coincide with me using one of the two online delivery services. The first two times I thought it was just by chance but this last time I used a different card and only used it for my PayPal account and an order on Delivery.com.

I’m going to try it again and just to make sure I’m only going to use the card with the delivery service. I would like to know if anyone else that use these services ever had their card number stolen.”

Smart Shopping – online and off

Well for one thing – Bob didn’t mention what his online shopping activity is with his credit cards. So the same precautions must be made, and you should shop at reputable places with secure shopping pages. Additionally, we don’t know if Bob’s computer is being used in public WiFi hotspots, or if anyone else has access to his PC. So the same logic would apply – safeguard your private data, clear caches, and so on.

Of course, even the most reputable companies are susceptible to security breaches – as you’ve seen recently with hacking groups like LulzSec and Anonymous.

Lastly, depending on where you live, work or hang out – many ATM’s out there have been hacked with swipers (they read your card and steal all the personal data off the strip). So try to use official bank ATM’s whenever possible. (Remember when you used to call them “MAC machines?”)

With that being said – has anyone else who is a Delivery.com customer noticed any fraudulent use of your credit cards afterward? I’ve used that service many times without any issues.

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5 Comments on "Stolen Credit Card Numbers?"

prag
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I’ve actually had trouble with one of the restaurants near the hospital. 4 of us had dinner and split the check between two cards and the next week both cards had fraudulent charges. Still go to the restaurant but now I only use cash. Also, I NEVER use a debit card in a restaurant.

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

prag a policeman told me that if you leave your credit card on the table or dish with the bill anyone can snap a photo of your card..[quote comment=”208424″]I’ve actually had trouble with one of the restaurants near the hospital. 4 of us had dinner and split the check between two cards and the next week both cards had fraudulent charges. Still go to the restaurant but now I only use cash. Also, I NEVER use a debit card in a restaurant.[/quote]

prag
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Didn’t leave it on the table. But when the waiter took the cards and went in the back there was certainly time for him to copy down all the info he wanted.[quote comment=”208427″]prag a policeman told me that if you leave your credit card on the table or dish with the bill anyone can snap a photo of your card..[/quote]

HomeTeam
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HomeTeam

I’ve never had an issue with Delivery.com and my CC. That being said, look at which vendors you used, as some insist on processing the CCs themselves and not Delivery.com. You will see this when you are entering your CC info at the end of the order. I refuse to use those vendors as the number and all info is sent to the vendor which just adds several steps to the process that would allow your info to be stolen.

I stopped using Allmenus because they automatically store your CC information and force you to manually delete it each time. For the extra 45 seconds it takes me to type it in each time as opposed to the 4 hours on the phone with CC companies, I prefer not to store it on the companies servers.

john14
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john14

I use my credit cards and debit cards almost daily, online and in stores. I’ve never been hacked. Not once.

That makes me think the people who do get hacked are obviously putting themselves in a position to get taken advantage of.

You should also shred your mail and not leave receipts behind.

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