Watch your bank accounts

rsherman24rsherman24 Scranton, PAPosts: 3,914 ✭✭✭✭✭
2 weeks ago someone stole my debit card info and tried to hack into my account.  Luckily my bank caught it and shut the card down before any damage was done.  Today I get a letter in the mail from Atlantic cigars saying that their third party vendor who handles processing was breached.  Could be someone else using the same processing company, but watch your accounts if you have used Atlantic with a current card.  

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  • avengethisavengethis Sorry, I ate all your bacon!Posts: 5,368 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I as well got that letter.  Fortunately I have not ordered form them in a long time and my info is no longer current.
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  • Diver43Diver43 South FloridaPosts: 1,394 ✭✭✭✭✭
    My card number got hacked/stolen a few times now. I now have a debit card that i keep a very small balance on and transfer the needed amount for online purchases
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  • Usaf06Usaf06 FloridaPosts: 7,753 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yup got the same letter
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  • bert873bert873 Jackson, MOPosts: 2,496 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I as well received the letter. Haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary as of yet. 
  • YaksterYakster La Zona State of Mind when I haven't forgotten the coffee filtersPosts: 9,257 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2017
    I didn't receive a letter, but when I went to the site to see if I had an account set up with them, my CAS threatened to kick up and put me at risk, I barely escaped the site unscathed.  They were playing right to my weakness with a La Zona special on the front page. 
    Post edited by Yakster on
    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today.

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  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 5,557 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I logged in. Under My Account / Manage My Account I didn't find any place to edit or view what card they have on file. Where is it?

    Last order was a couple years back, so that would most likely be an old card. Had to have a new one issued when the bank stopped my card cause someone spent like 600 bucks at I forget what woman's store and another 800 at Magnovox, of all things. I believe it was stolen along the way when I was riding the Moto Guzzi back from Rutland, cause the store was up there.

    On my little peanut sized cigar sites, we simply do not capture any card data period. Even regular call in customers, I jot the card # down, do the charge, then shred the thing. It's just not worth keeping it. Upstream, I have no idea.

    Oddest theft we had was when Bearswatter's card got filched at the Mall. Gal that filched it went straight to her day care and paid her bill. Cops knew within days who stole it ... would not do a thing about it. I don't know how to feel about that. Bought groceries, Christmas toys, and paid her day care. Sad.


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  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 8,819 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This is the reason I only use prepaid cards for internet purchases.
    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • TX98Z28TX98Z28 TexasPosts: 1,379 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @0patience, Smart decision         
  • deadmandeadman Midland, NCPosts: 3,794 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Been hacked a few times now. I only buy from sites that take PayPal now. A little extra security.
  • WylaffWylaff Reno, NVPosts: 4,579 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Gotta say, the way Atlantic handled this was classy AF. Paying for a years ID protection for anyone that may have been affected is a good move.
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  • TX98Z28TX98Z28 TexasPosts: 1,379 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Checked my accounts, all is good. Never save your card info on an online account for online retailers, just not worth it. I always manually type it in. PayPal can get hacked just like the rest, if it's out there they can get it. Heck they can get it even if you manually type it in. Cash is always best, but not practical with shopping online.   
  • rsherman24rsherman24 Scranton, PAPosts: 3,914 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Manually typing it in won't save you either.  They hacked the processing company, so I think there were 40 online retailers who used this company to process payments.  It is not Atlantic's fault at all, and they did offer a year free protection service.  
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 8,819 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I just got the notice in the mail.
    They are signing everyone up, who's info was affected, on a 1 year Identity protection.

    Since I use prepaid Visa cards and the one I used during the time they had a problem was all used up, I'm not that concerned.
    I rarely ever buy one for much more than I figure on using.

    But I do appreciate that they are stepping up and taking responsibility.
    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • GoCardsGoCards St. Louis, MOPosts: 146 ✭✭✭
    If anybody is using a Bank of America credit card, they have a feature on their website called ShopSafe where they issue you one-time use credit card numbers that are good for the dollar amount you enter for the time period you enter.  I use those for smaller sites.
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