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|09-09-2014 12:31 PM|
339 SlickDeals Users have now indicated that they've been affected.
On the subject of security, the recent Home Depot breach (much like the Target breach) is making significant news. If anyone else was wondering how security thieves seem able to get their hands on more details than just the credit card (or debit card) info, have a look at the security news site "Krebs on Security" (http://krebsonsecurity
" The card data stolen from Home Depot customers and now for sale on the crime shop Rescator[dot]cc includes both the information needed to fabricate counterfeit cards as well as the legitimate cardholder’s full name and the city, state and ZIP of the Home Depot store from which the card was stolen. This is especially helpful for fraudsters since most Home Depot transactions are likely to occur in the same or nearby ZIP code as the cardholder. The ZIP code data of the store is important because it allows the bad guys to quickly and more accurately locate the Social Security number and date of birth of cardholders using criminal services in the underground that sell this information."
|08-25-2014 10:10 AM|
|dezenutz||Used VCO at Rakuten and the next day the fraudulent charges started rolling in: SUMMIT RACING, AUTOANYTHING, Parts Geek, NIKE.COM, REEBOK E-COMM, KMART.COM. He should be easy enough to track down, but will the credit card company actually do anything? I'm not holding my breath.|
|08-25-2014 06:10 AM|
Chalk another one up on the list.
I knew the reports and the site might be fishy, so I got a virtual VISA card from my bank, never used before.
Purchased a external HD and was attempting to purchase a SSD as well when the SSD got declined. Being slightly concerned, I find out that the card has been suspended due to multiple attempts at a $80.80 transaction from a third world country.
Considering the *only* site that card made a purchase at was Rakuten, it's pretty obvious what happened. I'm now getting the money off the card onto another virtual Visa and will complete the purchase of the SSD at the exact dollar amount, since it is a good deal and they do ship the shit they sell.
So, bottom line like everyone else has said, protect yourself and use Virtual CC's for the exact dollar amount that you intend to purchase. You can buy them online for a cost of $2-4, and the security in knowing you wont get screwed over. Or your bank also usually issues them if you have a account with them. (Well's Fargo, etc)
|08-23-2014 01:38 PM|
|Dokiant||Add me to the list. Not long after, I have some charges from 'roarhost' some company in Bulgaria? Nice rakuten, keep enticing people with these new customer promos to force us to use cc all the time|
|08-23-2014 01:01 AM|
|nilmot||Add me to the list. This is the last time I will ever shop at Rakuten.|
|08-09-2014 07:07 PM|
|hantidam||Please add me to the list. (7/26/2014) I wanted to buy a solid state drive from Rakuten using new customer coupon, so I put my discover card numbers in. But somehow it didn't work. So I used my paypal account using a different credit card. I've got the item well, but.. (8/6/2014) yesterday my discover card was charged with $10 from zappos.com. I called zappos and they said someone tried to order something with my credit card. Very weird coincidence to the timing that I put card information in at Rakuten. Interestingly, I didn't order with that card. So I guess, just typing in those numbers is enough for the breach.|
|08-08-2014 05:00 PM|
|08-02-2014 11:22 AM|
|08-02-2014 10:13 AM|
|08-02-2014 10:03 AM|
|Slick101||Yikes, I recently made my first purchase from Rakuten. I used Paypal though, and my Rakuten password is unique. I will stay away from them from now on. I only found this thread because they sent me a $10 off $20 coupon I was about to use.|
|08-01-2014 07:47 AM|
Never having bought anything from Rakuten, forgive me if this is a dumb question...
I'm curious how a compromise at Rakuten compromised your accounts at other merchants? Is Rakuten a kind of marketplace portal where you first log into Rakuten and then create individual accounts at the various affiliate merchants that reside behind the portal?
Or are they simply extracting personal details from your Rakuten account and using social engineering at various other merchants to gain access to those accounts (not unlike the notorious itunes store hack from a year ago)?
|07-10-2014 02:35 PM|
|07-03-2014 10:23 AM|
stay away from rakuten!!!!
|07-03-2014 02:31 AM|
|spyderfang||I ordered the New Trent chargers on June 25th and received an email today from my bank stating that they felt as if my information was being compromised and is apparently disabling my current card/sending me another one in a week... my purchase at Rakuten was the last purchase I made with the card so I wouldn't be surprised if these two incidences were linked. What's weird is that I went through Paypal to pay for the purchase, not direct CC information. Strange. Either way, I'm definitely not buying from there again.|
|06-28-2014 01:48 PM|
Add me to the list. Ordered something from Rakuten on the June 7th. June 27th, got e-mail from Discover, card I used for the purchase thanking me for changing my e-mail. Could not log into the account. Called them up, they listed a number of transactions, only 2 of the 8 or 10 were mine.
They closed the account. I thought I was off the hook. But, not really. Got an e-mail today from Equifax, thanking me for ordering my free report. Went to the free annual report government site, and lo and behold, I can't order my reports anymore, because "I just ordered them"
Had to put a freeze an all my reports. Looks like this is going to be one big mess!
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