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|03-06-2014 11:21 AM|
I hadn't purchased from Rakuten since it was called Buy.com and even then I think it was a couple orders until I purchased a harddrive last year with a coupon they had at the time. I promptly removed my CC info as soon as I heard about all of this happening which was a couple days after my order and was luckily not hit. I purchased my item from BuyDig through Rakuten.
What I thought was so weird was that they made people use their cc's to use coupons. I'm not sure if they're still doing that but after finding out about all the fraudulent charges that requirement did make it look like it was an inside job.
|03-06-2014 11:09 AM|
Since V.me admits to releasing credit card details to merchants upon request (or something like that, see their official statement), for those people in this thread who used V.me at Rakuten Shopping and had fraud attempts, did Rakuten Shopping representatives (or someone else) specifically request the credit card numbers from V.me? If so, then they (and their PC/network) should be thoroughly investigated.
I've not been posting the cautionary payment notes for Rakuten Shopping threads for quite some time as the frequency of reports seemed to significantly decline. It's possible too that it may be continuing, but at a reduced rate, and gone unreported. I send my sincere thanks to the posters who continue to draw attention to this cautionary thread even though they have often received criticism for doing so.
An ongoing cautionary reminder to others might go something like this...
Consider using more secure payment methods when making purchases at Rakuten Shopping.
330 SlickDeals Users have reported credit card fraud after making Rakuten Shopping purchases.
Fraud Thread: http://slickdeals.net/f/6018544-Rakuten-Buy-com-Fraudulent-Use-of-Credit-Card-Info-within-Company
|03-03-2014 12:17 AM|
|duvc2002||Is it safe to use paypal on rakuten?|
|02-14-2014 08:49 AM|
|Diamonique||I don't know what made this story run out of steam. People on SD still seem to be ordering from them and only the occasional fraudulent charge incident gets mentioned. I haven't ordered from them since I first found out about all of this from the thread concerning the harddrive deal that was posted at the time.|
|02-14-2014 08:37 AM|
I still find it amazing that after the Target breach, this isn't a bigger story... Rakuten actually ENCOURAGES buyers to use services like V.me and your bare credit card, even whiole this rampant fraud continues.
It makes me think that Rakuten might just be owned by the Yakuza, and nothing will stop it, except to stop purchasing from them altogether. This has to be an inside job, and by inside, I mean from the very top levels of this company.
|02-12-2014 08:39 PM|
|pood||First time this is happened to me, bought a $20 keyboad use V.me, just got a fraudulent charged yesterday for a netflix gift certificate in Brazil. Called Netflix and my credit company to cancel. Definitely never buying through the company again.|
|01-22-2014 05:20 PM|
|01-22-2014 04:28 PM|
There were a few people that reported incidents regarding the use of V.me with Rakuten Shopping. Until now, I thought it would be impossible for the internet retailer to see the actual credit card number when the client pays with V.me. Please note that V.me states the following:
Payment Card Account Number: Visa may provide your full payment card account number to merchants and their transaction service providers when you pay using V.me. Visa is leveraging its wealth of experience in security and information handling, using advanced security technologies such as industry standard encryption and multilayer authentication, to protect the information as it is stored and communicated.
I can't help but wonder how a buyer is completely safe when using V.me. It's extremely encrypted when racing around the internet; but then when it reaches the merchant's windows PC (as the Russian-based 17 year-old programmer discovered) it's completely unencrypted in memory.
|01-21-2014 12:16 PM|
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|01-21-2014 12:09 PM|
|rrmoore||When I read about the details behind the Target hack, it really got me thinking about the Rakuten breach again. The Target hack is basically the idea that all encoded stuff gets decoded when inside the computer's memory. All a person needed to do is get that Russian-made little windows utility onto the right computers inside the corporate computers that handle customer credit cards. I'd put money on it that that little utility found its way onto those Rakuten windows PCs in order processing. If it wasn't that, I'd start to believe what may have already speculated - a malicious insider.|
|12-24-2013 09:54 PM|
It might be saved somewhere but change the number if you see anything suspicious. In my case, they some how figured out my password to my rakuten account which was the same for my drugstore.com account and it just happens the same credit card was used and my account was hijacked and malicious purchases were made.
Wow, okay, never buying here again, by disputing the charges my credit score went down 70 points.
|12-21-2013 06:01 AM|
Haven't read through this entire thread, yet. Not sure if my situation applies.
Today I payed my credit card bill, and noticed a charge from 12/09/2013 from BONZRAKUTENICHIBATEN TOKYO JP and a foreign transaction fee for the charge. Never purchased from Rakuten before, but have purchases from Buy.com. The last purchase was on 10/09/2012. I did notice my credit card was still listed with my Buy/Rakuten account.
Credit card is toast and a new one issued. Wish I would have found this earlier.
|12-19-2013 02:37 PM|
|Tarbo||Anyone that only used paypal on rakuten, with a unique account password for rakuten get hit with fraudulent charges?|
|12-19-2013 01:59 PM|
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