A credit card skimmer has once again taken advantage of a Claycordian.
Read the note below from the anonymous victim….
Late yesterday afternoon around 4:45 I went to Safeway on Contra Costa Blvd. (near the mall) and purchased a few items.
I used by debit card to purchase the items and then met a friend for dinner at BJs. When I went to pay the check at BJs, my card was declined.
Knowing I had enough funds in the account and had just used it, I realized something must be wrong.
I luckily had enough cash to pay the bill and went home.
Within a couple of minutes of getting home (around 7:00 p.m.) I had a call regarding fraudulent activity on my debit card. From 5:00 p.m. until 6:45 someone had charged numerous items at Home Goods and Victoria Secret. They also tried to charge at few other stores in the mall, but by then the card was disabled.
After speaking with the fraud department they said I more than likely was the victim of skimming. I still had my card in my possession, but they had enough info to create a new card with my pin number. I am lucky to belong to Travis Credit Union and will go get a new card this afternoon and hopefully the charges that are pending will be reversed.
I just wanted everyone to be aware that your personal information is not safe anywhere!
Thanks for the heads-up, sorry you were victimized.