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dreamweaver3913 449 195 January 29, 2011 at 09:49 PM in Finance
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Last Edited by dreamweaver3913 January 29, 2011 at 11:55 PM
This thread was created as a warning for Slickdeals members to check their credit card statements for fraudulent activity which some Slickdeals members have experienced.

Thread Summary:

- I, and other Slickdeals members have detected fraudulent card activity after purchasing the $20 Amazon Gift Card for $10 from Living Social.
- Other Slickdeals members involved in the deal have not had the same experience and do not have any fraudulent activity to date.
- None of us are implying that Living Social is at fault, just that there is a correlation.
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#3
This is why I avoid these deals. I was always afraid something like this would happen.
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#4
o crap...thanks for the heads up
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#5
Just checked mine, everything seems ok. thx for warning tho.
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*sigh* my credit card is down for maintenance, however I'll file a complaint with the BBB if there is anything fraudulent on my credit card.... I just checked every transaction yesterday and they were all legit (95% slickdeals 5% gas... I save to spent money on slickdeals apparently)
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#7
how much were you charged? and did it show up as a living social charge on your account?
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*sigh* my credit card is down for maintenance, however I'll file a complaint with the BBB if there is anything fraudulent on my credit card.... I just checked every transaction yesterday and they were all legit (95% slickdeals 5% gas... I save to spent money on slickdeals apparently)
Roll Sorry, but the BBB is useless. Your best bet is to dispute the charges with your CC and not do business with the company again.
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#9
I appreciate the heads up but everything is fine with my card.
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Roll Sorry, but the BBB is useless. Your best bet is to dispute the charges with your CC and not do business with the company again.
They are useless, that is a fact. I will file a dispute and spam every site regarding them if my credit card has been compromised. Hell, the credit card # I used I have memorized! Would piss me off if I have to memorize a new cc #
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#11
Crap. I havent seen anything bad on my account.... yet anyways
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#12
Hmmmmm, this is quite interesting. Thank goodness these charges are fraud and you can get them disputed.

I would be on the look out as well as re-occuring charges monthly.

Quote from dreamweaver3913 View Post :
Warning to all Slickdealers (in particular, the $20 Amazon Gift Card for $10 from Living Social).

If you have purchased from Living Social, check your Credit Card activity NOW.

I and several other members have seen fradulent charges on our Credit Cards after dealing with Living Social (reference: https://slickdeals.net/permadeal/45495/living-social-20-amazon.com-gift-card?#comments)

Living Social is the only place I had used this card recently and the fact that many others are having the experience, I'm having a hard time dismissing that Living Social has either disseminated the card information or they were hacked. Either way, I'll never order from Living Social again.

My CC company's fraud department detected the questionable charges and stopped all activity (what really tipped them off was that Zappos.com called the fraud department because they saw a large discrepancy between the shipping/billing address).

[PS: I know it's not a Hot Deal, but I believe most Slickdealers will see it this way].
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Just checked mine and it's good, but I will keep an eye out. Thanks for the heads up.
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#14
Looks OK with my CC. Thanks anyway.
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#15
mine is fine..
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