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  1. Posts : 561
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       #11

    Well thanks for the heads up about Amazon at least I can't see how and blazes anyone could do it unless you were in some social aspect of Amazon and there was some filesharing? I think they have a couple of user groups attached I stay well away from those.
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  2. Posts : 988
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       #12

    XweAponX said:
    I can't see how and blazes anyone could do it unless you were in some social aspect of Amazon and there was some filesharing? .

    Can never be sure, but friend suspected this was the issue - lax internal controls.

    To be fair, it may be a Chase Bank issue.
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  3. Posts : 561
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       #13

    Well I don't like Amazons account interfaces very much they are way too complicated
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  4. Posts : 7,340
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #14

    Fred22 said:
    I have a credit card that I only use on Amazon.com. In fact it's an Amazon Chase card. Last month there was an unauthorized purchase from a vendor I'd never heard of. I've been given a credit and was told that if the vendor doesn't reply in 2 months that the credit will become permanent. The letter I got from Chase showed that someone actually had my card number. My question: The number was obtained 1 of 2 ways; Someone hacked me on Amazon or hacked a password protected file with all my CC numbers. Should I 1. Change my Amazon password or 2. copy the file, print it off and hide it in a safe place after deleting the file on my computer. I probably should do both, but what was the most likely way that my CC # was obtained?
    I would delete that file containing your credit card data from your PC and transfer it to a USB stick, password protect the file and maybe protect the drive with Bitlocker. I usually disconnect from the internet when editing such sensitive files to be extra secure. I would also print the data and keep it somewhere safe and secure.
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  5. Posts : 302
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       #15

    torre said:
    A friend had similar issue with Amazon Chase card. I would consider cancelling the card.


    Also, you may consider checking your credit report (free) at annualcreditreport.com for unauthorized inquiries/transactions.
    As I said, I cancelled the card the day I got the bill...already have a new card. My main question was if the most likely scenario was that the card was hacked while making a purchase on Amazon or someone hacking into my password protected file on my computer which has all my cc numbers (in case I lose one). I NEVER used this card anyplace other than Amazon.com.
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