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WoW Credit Card Fraud : Out of fucking control

danielof2k6danielof2k6 __BANNED USERS
edited July 2007 in Social Entropy++
Just got hit with over 100 dollars in unauthorized subscription fees from Blizzard entertainment. Called the bank up and cancelled my fucking card only to learn that there were two other charges from Apple.com

I am not looking forward to seeing the final damage of this, I am especially nervous about the purchases from Apple.com, they were made days ago but the actual dollar amount still hasnt shown up on my transactions.


Apparently, thousands of people are getting fucked over like this.

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=450004

If any of you have WoW accounts and a Visa credit card, or have purchased any NCsoft games as well, I recommend checking your information regularly. Apparently Blizzard AND the Bank both admit that this fraud is booming.

:x It's a very dirty feeling having hundreds of dollars stolen right out of your account and knowing there's nothing you can do. I am filing for fraud but doubt that anyone is going to re-imburse me. I'm also a little disgusted at the fact that all the payments are 'pending' but cannot be stopped.

Anyone else going through this?

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  • edited July 2007
    everything is a verb on the internet

    Don't try to talk to me like you're somebody.

    You aren't shit to me.

    Got that?
  • scarlet ave.scarlet ave. Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    :x It's a very dirty feeling having hundreds of dollars stolen right out of your account and knowing there's nothing you can do. I am filing for fraud but doubt that anyone is going to re-imburse me. I'm also a little disgusted at the fact that all the payments are 'pending' but cannot be stopped.

    That's what she said! Ahaha!

  • Wise_aWise_a Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    One time I had a WOW account. It was for a couple months. I cancelled it, but not before they tried that shit with me as well.

    Luckily, in the US most banks offer a feature called "fraud protection". Also, just about all credit cards offer this as well. It means that you are not liable for fraudulent charges (so I didn't have to pay shit).

    If you don't have this feature, you probably hate freedom.


  • danielof2k6danielof2k6 __BANNED USERS
    edited July 2007
    Just wait. You'll be next.

  • MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Just wait. You'll be next.

    Nope, I buy the cards.

    do not ask for whom the snerd tolls
  • Randall_FlaggRandall_Flagg Registered User
    edited July 2007
    Just wait. You'll be next.

    DO YOU HAVE A BROTHER FROM MIT WHO WILL HACK OUR COMPUTERS?

  • Wise_aWise_a Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Just wait. You'll be next.

    What are you, some sort of canadian freedom hating hippy masturbator?


  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
  • scarlet st.scarlet st. Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    :x It's a very dirty feeling having hundreds of dollars stolen right out of your account and knowing there's nothing you can do. I am filing for fraud but doubt that anyone is going to re-imburse me. I'm also a little disgusted at the fact that all the payments are 'pending' but cannot be stopped.

    That's what she said! Ahaha!

    Hey that's my line.

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  • Wise_aWise_a Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Wise_a wrote: »
    Just wait. You'll be next.

    What are you, some sort of canadian freedom hating hippy masturbator?

    Also a tiny baby infant.


  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited July 2007
    my bank is not retarded and when my dad had these problems they refunded the money right away

    hell, twice they called HIM to let him know that there has been a compromise and they are sending him a new card

    basically your bank sucks and you suck for using it

  • Wise_aWise_a Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Faricazy wrote: »
    my bank is not retarded and when my dad had these problems they refunded the money right away

    hell, twice they called HIM to let him know that there has been a compromise and they are sending him a new card

    basically your bank sucks and you suck for using it

    so true


  • danielof2k6danielof2k6 __BANNED USERS
    edited July 2007
    PikaPuff wrote: »
    that's odd. I thought you'd be able to stop payments from your own credit card, no matter the account. It also doesn't matter now, since you canceled that card?

    Or are you complaining because they aren't compensating you for it?

    Unfortunately alot of people use debit/credit and the banks aren't calling them in to doublecheck suspicious charges. I think 5 one month subscriptions bought all at once is pretty fucking suspicious...

    Also, you can't stop a charge once it's been made. The payment is in transit and neither side wants to put a halt on it. They basically force you to pay for the loss and file for fraud. Blizzard sent proof that it wasn't my account making the charge so we should be re-imbursed... that doesn't change the fact that they're sitting on hundreds of thousands of stolen dollars and doing nothing to stop it <img class=" title=":lol:" class="bbcode_smiley" /> What assholes.

  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited July 2007
    that's because if they reverse it, they would be helping with the fraud

    the bank has to handle this, and the feds through the bank

  • naporeonnaporeon Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    I'm still confused as to how someone else ended up with your card details.

    Unless you're over 40, there really isn't an excuse to fall for phishing.

  • scarlet st.scarlet st. Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    PikaPuff wrote: »
    that's odd. I thought you'd be able to stop payments from your own credit card, no matter the account. It also doesn't matter now, since you canceled that card?

    Or are you complaining because they aren't compensating you for it?

    Unfortunately alot of people use debit/credit and the banks aren't calling them in to doublecheck suspicious charges. I think 5 one month subscriptions bought all at once is pretty fucking suspicious...

    Also, you can't stop a charge once it's been made. The payment is in transit and neither side wants to put a halt on it. They basically force you to pay for the loss and file for fraud. Blizzard sent proof that it wasn't my account making the charge so we should be re-imbursed... that doesn't change the fact that they're sitting on hundreds of thousands of stolen dollars and doing nothing to stop it <img class=" title=":lol:" class="bbcode_smiley" /> What assholes.

    Wells Fargo is pretty good about taking care of these things for me :twisted::twisted::twisted:

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  • FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY EVERY DAYRegistered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Just got hit with over 100 dollars in unauthorized subscription fees from Blizzard entertainment. Called the bank up and cancelled my fucking card only to learn that there were two other charges from Apple.com

    I am not looking forward to seeing the final damage of this, I am especially nervous about the purchases from Apple.com, they were made days ago but the actual dollar amount still hasnt shown up on my transactions.


    Apparently, thousands of people are getting fucked over like this.

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=450004

    If any of you have WoW accounts and a Visa credit card, or have purchased any NCsoft games as well, I recommend checking your information regularly. Apparently Blizzard AND the Bank both admit that this fraud is booming.

    :x It's a very dirty feeling having hundreds of dollars stolen right out of your account and knowing there's nothing you can do. I am filing for fraud but doubt that anyone is going to re-imburse me. I'm also a little disgusted at the fact that all the payments are 'pending' but cannot be stopped.

    Anyone else going through this?

    That sucks dude, I everything works out okay.

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  • danielof2k6danielof2k6 __BANNED USERS
    edited July 2007
    Wise_a wrote: »
    One time I had a WOW account. It was for a couple months. I cancelled it, but not before they tried that shit with me as well.

    Luckily, in the US most banks offer a feature called "fraud protection". Also, just about all credit cards offer this as well. It means that you are not liable for fraudulent charges (so I didn't have to pay shit).

    If you don't have this feature, you probably hate freedom.



    Fraud protection means they either watch for suspicious charges,
    or let the charges go through and expect you to catch it yourself then do paperwork and jump through hoops to prove it was fraud.

    :x

  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited July 2007
    dude your bank sucks just admit it

  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    fuck

    i just signed up yesterday

  • edited July 2007
    it's probably just some dudes at the bank

    "hey this guy plays wow, let's fuck with him so he'll go whining about it on internet forums"

    Don't try to talk to me like you're somebody.

    You aren't shit to me.

    Got that?
  • scarlet ave.scarlet ave. Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Is this thread now about phallic vegetables?
    Spoiler:

  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Nogs wrote: »
    martinLogo.jpg

    Guys, guys.

    Martin Lewis is on this.

    Everything will be fine.

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    PARKER, YOU'RE FIRED! <-- My comic book podcast
  • edited July 2007
    Keith wrote: »
    fuck

    i just signed up yesterday

    ABORT

    Don't try to talk to me like you're somebody.

    You aren't shit to me.

    Got that?
  • scarlet st.scarlet st. Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    ITT photoshop the U of M's advertising promos.

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  • danielof2k6danielof2k6 __BANNED USERS
    edited July 2007
    naporeon wrote: »
    I'm still confused as to how someone else ended up with your card details.

    Unless you're over 40, there really isn't an excuse to fall for phishing.

    The banks know all about this. So does blizzard.

    Blizzard was hacked last month apparently and the database of CC #'s from transactions is being sifted through. The hackers do a random generator and pick out as many numbers as they can.

    Basically Blizzard is getting fucked in the ass and loving it because it's making them money. The credit card fraud is taking place within their system, the transactions which we are all comfortable with making are still secure. it's their bullshit system that is allowing this to happen.


    So basically: If you have an account with Blizzard your CC number is just another fish in a barrel. It's totally random who gets hit and who doesn't.

  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Hmmmm... can this also happen if your account is cancelled? I cancelled my account last month but there's about $350 dollars on my credit card of questionable origin. I can't look at the statement yet to find out where it came from. What should I do about this?

  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    submit your single greatest question here.

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
  • JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Menace wrote: »
    it's probably just some dudes at the bank

    "hey this guy plays wow, let's fuck with him so he'll go whining about it on internet forums"

    This is for ganking me outside Southshore, Shadoeblayde!

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  • MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Is this thread now about phallic vegetables?
    Spoiler:

    Ahahahahaha

    do not ask for whom the snerd tolls
  • danielof2k6danielof2k6 __BANNED USERS
    edited July 2007
    Faricazy wrote: »
    my bank is not retarded and when my dad had these problems they refunded the money right away

    hell, twice they called HIM to let him know that there has been a compromise and they are sending him a new card

    basically your bank sucks and you suck for using it

    Fuck you, bitch.

  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    i just clicked my pending transactions and saw "BLIZZARD ENT" and freaked the fuck out but it's for $1.00

    do i have to pay $1 for my account?

  • danielof2k6danielof2k6 __BANNED USERS
    edited July 2007
    Faricazy wrote: »
    that's because if they reverse it, they would be helping with the fraud

    the bank has to handle this, and the feds through the bank

    Oh yeah 'Blizzard can't stop the fraud because that would be HELPING the fraud'

    How about you stop pretending you have any idea wtf you're talking about. :|

  • edited July 2007
    wait

    so you really think Blizzard is happy that someone compromised their security just because they are making a profit off it right at the moment?

    Don't try to talk to me like you're somebody.

    You aren't shit to me.

    Got that?
  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2007
    Keith wrote: »
    i just clicked my pending transactions and saw "BLIZZARD ENT" and freaked the fuck out but it's for $1.00

    do i have to pay $1 for my account?
    No they do that to make sure you card is valid, that 1,00$ will be back soon

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  • Lord DaveLord Dave Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    TFS what is a 1,00$

    Denny's is for winners.
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  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    Keith wrote: »
    i just clicked my pending transactions and saw "BLIZZARD ENT" and freaked the fuck out but it's for $1.00

    do i have to pay $1 for my account?
    No they do that to make sure you card is valid, that 1,00$ will be back soon

    good

    i need a pack of gum

  • Lord DaveLord Dave Registered User regular
    edited July 2007
    how many is one thousand and dollar sign?

    Denny's is for winners.
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