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debit card number ripped off and used to set up recurring Samsclub payment?

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BoA emails me and said my balance is low. I call them and they tell me my card number was used to make a recurring $250+ payment to Samsclub.com. I cut my BoA debit card up and tell them to send me a new number.
Here's the kick in the butt, I have a Sams acct and I used this same debit card to purchase the membership less than 6 months back. I've been to their website in the past and you cannot do anything until you enter a membership number and password. Yet somehow somebody set this up? Any ideas how this could've happened without some customer service assistance or an irresponsible store associate?

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So they used a new account and set it up not surprising other than the trace ability of the person.
Did they put the $$ back in your account right away or do they have to "investigate", one of the major reasons I am not a fan of debit cards.
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The investigation is under way. I'll be calling SAMS Club tomorrow. Nobody with any authority was taking a phone call the past few days obviously.
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Sorry to burst your bubble, but neither Sams nor BoA will tell you a thing regarding the case. Assuming you're not part of the fraud, you'll get your money back and absolutely zero explanation on what happened, how it happened, or why it happened. It's ridiculous.
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Sorry to burst your bubble, but neither Sams nor BoA will tell you a thing regarding the case. Assuming you're not part of the fraud, you'll get your money back and absolutely zero explanation on what happened, how it happened, or why it happened. It's ridiculous.

This. I've had many CC accounts compromised in the past, one just a couple weeks ago. The problem just "goes away" but they don't even bother to track down the scumbags that do this, simply not worth their time. Problem is, these scumbags know this, so when a card gets shut down they just keep rolling. I'd love to get an email that they caught the guy and shot him in the balls but that just doesn't happen.
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This. I've had many CC accounts compromised in the past, one just a couple weeks ago. The problem just "goes away" but they don't even bother to track down the scumbags that do this, simply not worth their time. Problem is, these scumbags know this, so when a card gets shut down they just keep rolling. I'd love to get an email that they caught the guy and shot him in the balls but that just doesn't happen.
Applause

These scumbags increase the cost of all goods and services to consumers and deserve to be made an example of.
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Applause

These scumbags increase the cost of all goods and services to consumers and deserve to be made an example of.
aka its thrown down to the consumer unfortunately. Price increases and credit cards trying to find ways to add fees to their services (example higher interest rates, late fees etc). I had this happen to me once I called my credit card asap got a refund. No questions asked, but it bothers me this scammers keep getting away with this instead of being founded and paying for the crimes they are doing.
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Applause

These scumbags increase the cost of all goods and services to consumers and deserve to be made an example of.
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aka its thrown down to the consumer unfortunately. Price increases and credit cards trying to find ways to add fees to their services (example higher interest rates, late fees etc). I had this happen to me once I called my credit card asap got a refund. No questions asked, but it bothers me this scammers keep getting away with this instead of being founded and paying for the crimes they are doing.

Well it's like retail shrinkage. It's built into the price/cost of everything. TINSTAAFL reigns supreme.
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similar thing happened over xmas,
got an alert from citi mc about a 1200$ at lenovo.com

got all riled up and called them asked to block the purchase immediately.

they said they wouldn't do anything of that sort. only when the merchant post the final transaction in about a couple of days, i have a chance to contest the charge.

in the meanwhile the scumbag must have gotten away with the brand new laptop..

surprise part is that the banks nowadays or not so inclined as they used to be about changing the cc.
its only on my insistence that citi issued me a new card..
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