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Archive for August, 2008

Aug-9-2008

Credit Card Scams

So I just paid down my personal credit card to $0 for the first time in about 4 years and I’m pretty proud of myself.  While enjoying the moment by admiring my current balance through the online banking website, my happiness was interrupted by a charge for $9.10 from “Center Company”.

Before calling the credit card company to contest the charge, I wanted to make sure it wasn’t something I’d bought and forgotten about.  So I went to Google (as you do), and it turns out I wasn’t the only person with this experience.

Sure enough, $9 charges everywhere.  So I called the Citibank Credit Cards, and to my surprise it wasn’t an off-shored call center!  I digress.  Then, the representative went through some basic Q&A as a matter of process when disputing a charge, and the screen popped-up: resolved.  The representative claimed that she’d never seen that one before.  It was clearly it’s a scam and clearly Citibank Credit Cards is aware.  I just wish they had credited my account rather than me having to call about it.

Ahem.

The optimist in me hopes that I jumped on it before they had a chance to.

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