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New Scam Alert: Scammers Charging $9.84 to Your Credit/Debit Cards

As if we as people didn’t have more to worry about when it comes to our bank account/credit card.  Start keeping a better eye on your accounts.  The Better Business Bureau says there is a new scam where scammers are using stolen credit/debit card numbers and charging those cards for only $9.84. 


The premise for the $9.84 is that most people won’t notice a charge that small and those institutions won’t go after the scammer.

Here’s how it works.  The charge shows up on your statement as a strange website.  When you got to that website it is a website for customer support.  So then you call  the number and speak to customer support are told it will be taken off.  Which of course it isn’t.

If you find this charge or any strange small charge on your statement that you know you didn’t make to a weird website, call your bank/credit card company immediately and report the charge and have them reissue you a new card with a new number.

It seems that anymore our money isn’t safe.  I know many people who were affected by the breach at Target and had money stolen from them.  It is a crazy world we live in and we have to start taking steps to make sure our accounts are safe.

Here are a few tips from the Better Business Bureau on how to keep you and your account protected:

  • Report lost cards and incorrect charges promptly. In the United States and Canada if your credit card is lost, stolen, or used without your permission, you may be responsible for up to $50. If you report the loss before the card is used, you’re not responsible for any unauthorized charges.  In addition, many cardholders are protected by zero liability policies set in place by credit card companies.
  • Request a new card if you notice unauthorized charges. Fraudulent charges mean your card information has been compromised. Be on the safe side and request a new card.
  • Never lend your card. And don’t leave your cards, statements and receipts laying around your home, car or office.
  • Never sign a blank charge slip. Draw lines through blank spaces on charge slips above the total so the amount can’t be changed.
  • Use caution when ordering online or over the phone. Always be cautious about disclosing your account number on the telephone or online unless you know the person you’re dealing with represents a reputable company.

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