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.