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Old 10-24-2019, 04:51 PM   #21
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Hehe, yeah. The fraud alert I got was for a $5.46 charge at a place I never heard of. Discover advised it looks like a restaurant in Florida. Answered I would never charge 5 bucks in a restaurant anywhere and I haven't been to Florida in 20 years.
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Old 10-24-2019, 05:07 PM   #22
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My Fidelity card gets compromised about once a year but it's also the only card that I physically hand over to a retail establishment (mostly restaurants) for processing. The majority of the fraudulent charges were from overseas transactions. I've asked their fraud department if there was any way I could block all foreign card not present transactions since I do not use this card for foreign transactions because of the added fees. Sadly, I was told no.

That is surprising that they will not block it. On two of my cards (Chase and local credit union), unless I tell them I plan to use it overseas, in specific countries within a defined time range, they will automatically block all transactions. It does get a little tricky for foreign transactions made before we travel (e.g. Hotel or rental car charge), but it is worth it.
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I noticed this some years ago. Every time I had a card hacked it was within a few weeks of using it to pay for a meal at a restaurant, usually one not in my own neighborhood.

a few years ago I was in Las Vegas for a conference, and me, two of our my co-workers, and our manager went out to dinner at an Outback Steakhouse. We split the bill and all used our Amex credit cards for payment. Two months later all 4 of us got notified of large charges that were fraudulent. So we know that they were all compromised at that Outback - we notified Amex of this, but Amex said they would not do anything (from a business perspective it is likely cheaper to just deal with the fraudulent charges than to pursue anything against the restaurant).
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My experience is that if you put autopay, especially internet, phone, etc., on your credit card, it is easier to get it compromised.
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