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Re: credit card scam

Mon, Jul 8 2019 7:33 AM by Tony08888. 25 replies.
  • ostfriedel Germany
    1,882 Posts
    Tue, Nov 21 2017 3:27 AM

    Everyone makes his own decisions. I for myself am an older man without much internet knowledge. So i use my credit card in a restaurant or a super market to pay my bills, but not into the internet. There are other possibilities. If I need credits here I use my mobile for example. That´s no big deal, it works for me. I like to live comfortable, calm and safe. No need for needles risks. But that counts just for me. Newmodern things are good for younger people. I will stay at what I am and know.

  • DonCaron United States
    3,840 Posts
    Tue, Nov 21 2017 4:28 AM

    I use a prepaid card for the internet. I use my regular card for shopping and restaurants. 

  • Robert1893 United States
    5,140 Posts
    Tue, Nov 21 2017 6:33 AM

    If you're handing the credit card to your server, you're at least as vulnerable to credit card fraud as you are on the internet. 

  • HackWilson1930 United States
    1,197 Posts
    Thu, Nov 23 2017 7:46 PM

    I have never given WGT a credit card number. Likewise, I have never given WSOP a credit card number. And neither has my phone numbers. Yet both my phones ring a lot with numbers I do not recognize. Do I answer these unknown numbers? No way. I wait to see if a message is left.

    The same is true of emails that arrive at several of my in boxes. I, too,  use a throw away box. I don't open most of the mail I get at any time simply because there are so many scary things out there. Real safety in this world today is to be like Jack Reacher: off the grid. 

  • Tigerpaw509 United States
    1,004 Posts
    Fri, Nov 24 2017 6:59 AM

    Create/Use PayPal to avoid any problems and its free


  • Tony08888 United States
    80 Posts
    Mon, Jul 8 2019 7:33 AM

    A little off subject here but reading this thread brought to mind things I've noticed happening the last few months regarding privacy.

    I will give one example and hope someone smarter than myself can give an explanation because this scares the hell out of me.

    A couple weeks back I was talking on the phone with a co-worker about returning a piece of rented equipment back to Sunbelt rentals. This was a 10 minute conversation. There were no texts or emails. Not a written word. Just a 10 minute phone conversation. About an hour later I was looking something up on my phone and boom! Sunbelt rental ads kept bombarding me!!