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Old 10-23-2013, 01:40 PM   #15
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BTW... most financial transaction over the internet are via very secure encrypted communications. Only if you go to a Bad Place will you loose typed information. Bad place = they don't use SSL or something.
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:40 PM   #16
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I have a PayPal debit card linked to a bank account that I limit funds, every time the card is used I receive a text message and an email both within about 1 minute of the transaction. I use this card for all online and out of country purchases and bill pay.

My wife and I live part-time in Cozumel Mexico. I have never had any issues or had my card compromised.

As an IT engineer my opinion wifi sniffing or spoofing is a minimal threat. Card cloning or just someone writing down your numbers is more of a threat.
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:42 PM   #17
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it is also easier to catch the local thief when the use is local.In addition the local thief will charge small items like gas or try to use your debit card. Imagine having $7800 of purchases showingup on your credit card on a weekend and the banks are closed until Monday
One of my cards was compromised once. Data was skimmed at a local gas station when I filled up. A few days later on a weekend two $100 fill ups minutes apart at a gas station an hour away set off the flags on their fraud alert systems. They called on the weekend confirming that it was a fraudulent purchase, gave me a confirmation # for the charges and reversals that may show up on my bill, then sent a new chip enabled card with a different # that arrived a few days later.

Nothing showed on my bills. They printed the final bill not including the event showing a balance transfer to zero and the new cards bill came in with a balance transfer.
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:55 PM   #18
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Like Roy we had a similar experience with a credit card.

I know many dislike big banks, but Bank of America has been very vigilant. Someone made an online charge with our credit card. Within hours they called to ask if we had made the charge. They reversed it on our account while were on the phone and sent out new cards immediately.
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:41 PM   #19
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I don't put anything online that I don't want public, nor shop at non-secure sites, nor store any credit card info online. Still, if a merchant site gets hacked you can still wind up in ID hell through no actions of your own. So NEVER use a debit card online, as credit card liability is limited to $50.

I've been online since the 80s, before Mosaic (which became Netscape) was born. Just need to use common sense, caution, and an imaginary birthday where required.

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Old 10-23-2013, 10:39 PM   #20
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Speaking of birthdays, anytime I'm asked for that date while filling out something on line, I make one up. Because of that habit, I get "Happy Birthday" freebies about 2-3 days each month, free breakfast, free beer, free whatever. I celebrate my birthday at least 2 dozen times over the year
Hhmm, I wonder what I'll get on my next birthday, whenever that is
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Speaking of birthdays, anytime I'm asked for that date while filling out something on line, I make one up. Because of that habit, I get "Happy Birthday" freebies about 2-3 days each month, free breakfast, free beer, free whatever. I celebrate my birthday at least 2 dozen times over the year
Hhmm, I wonder what I'll get on my next birthday, whenever that is
That makes me wonder how old you are now? 627?........LOL
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39 again, and again and again ....
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