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My New York city Baby Shopping spree...stolen credit card, Amex Story

I received an email alert from American Express...questioning a T-Mobile charge on my card. Apparently while in Florida I purchased a new phone and extended plan. Problem is I haven't been to Florida for over a year.

Do you have your card in your possession? Yes Why? It was swiped in Miami for a new phone and a multi-year plan.Sounds like we caught this one due to it being an out of the ordinary charge, a new card was issued but to be safe check your next bill when you get it.

* SHOCK TIME* Then I got the next bill, Gas, Mickey- D's And something called BuyBuy Baby in New York City were all new charges on my card. Although I love the big city I'm sure I didn't go on a baby shopping spree to the tune of $1,100. I'm too old to be a new dad and too young to be a Grandfather (for a long time I hope). Nearly $2,000 worth of unexplained charges showed up.  Several trips to the same gas station (on the same day) nothing but the best Premium gas for all my friends. The first clue should have been the Premium un-leaded gas 3-times in Time square on the same day, I'm too cheap for premium and If I were in time square I'd let someone else drive, like a taxi.

The crazy thing was my wife's card had some strange charges as well...I argued with the Fraud department  that Amazon.com , ticket master, and Barnes and Noble didn't appear correct either. It turns out these we all Birthday gifts for me, charged by my wife on our joint account ...with the bill going to me. Thanks Honey, it's the thought that counts...but the bills that add up.

American Express will Credit my account for the items that were not mine...25  years as a member and for the first time I see where membership has it's privileges. Nearly $2,000 worth of charges taken care off with one call. I am not a world traveler, I rarely leave my White Mountain's home state but it is nice to know when you are scammed you can take care of the potential loss with one call. Thanks American Express - I wouldn't  leave home with out you, but anything to do with Baby stuff...trust me it ain't mine!!

                       

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25 commentsSteve Loynd • March 02 2010 09:02AM
My New York city Baby Shopping spree… stolen credit card, Amex Story
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I received an email alert from American Express… questioning a T-Mobile charge on my card. Apparently while in Florida I purchased a new phone and extended plan. Problem is I haven't been to Florida for over a year. Do you have your card in your… more