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03 September 2009 @ 09:14 pm
I did what?! O.o  
WTF? This morning I wanted to renew my LJ account (it ends at the 7th September) but my credit card was rejected. HUH? So, phoned the bank and what did they tell me?


Looks like someone in good old Britain bought with my CC-Info for approx. 1000 €(!) at the Beate Uhse Onlineshop.

Mom and Dad gave me the day off to go to the police station to press criminal charges and bank to cancel my credit card. At both places the people were very helpful and the officers think they might get the guys (cause the Onlineshop has to tell them who ordered the stuff) while the bank will refund my money.

It still irks me to no end cause I can't renew my LJ account now (at least not until I get my new credit card) and buy pressies at Amazon. Though Amazon might go for the buy first, pay later scenario. ^^

Now I'm just tired and want ice. Stress and frustration makes me crave not-so-healthy stuff. Menno. :/ *heavy sigh*
rasmizarrasmizar on September 3rd, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
((hugs)) what a shock. I hope you get everything back...
Mercy: [Moonlight] Beth - pink heartmercscilla on September 3rd, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
*squishes back* So far it looks like they will refund the money complete. I just hope they do!
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Mercy: [Misc] Lyrics - shades of greymercscilla on September 3rd, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
About a month. Until then everything I planned to do with it, is on hold or I'll have to do it via transaction. But for LJ it's a complete mystery how I'll get the money to them on time. Might have to ask Andy how she did it without credit card.

My bank also offered me their new Prepaid Credit Card system. I'll probably use that one in the future. Though that takes about a month as well.
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Juri Anne: coupling - !?juri_anne on September 3rd, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
gah! I hate people sometimes. A few years ago, someone took my parent's CC info online and bought $15,000 with of Coach luggage! >.< The CC company called my parents cause it was so completely out of the norm for them. Everything got settled, but DAMN it was annoying. I'm so sorry you're having to go through this. I hope everything goes smoothly to get it all settled.
Mercy: [Misc] P!nkmercscilla on September 3rd, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC)
Jesus, that is way more terrible than what happened to me. *hugs* At least your CC company called you while mine just sat there. :(
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ankareeda: yellow_heartankareeda on September 3rd, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC)
*hugs* My credit card information was stolen as well, that's why I don't have a credit card anymore. I don't know where they got the information, but I think it was when I was in the US. I got all the money back from my bank, that was no problem at all. :D It was just 250 Euro or something and just little amounts of money were taken each time, but still... That should not happen, since I didn't use my credit card online, I just had it for vacation and in emergency situations... But *lol* that someone used your infos for Beate Uhse. *lol* *huge hugs*
Mercy: [SGA] John/Elizabeth - yoursmercscilla on September 3rd, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
No matter how "safe" people proclaim their service and site is, it never really is. *sigh* The bank offers now a Prepaid Card that's like the phone cards. I might take them up on that offer.

Say, how do you pay for your LJ account if you don't use CC?

Ümassive thank-you-squishes*
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scout78: doggiescout78 on September 3rd, 2009 08:10 pm (UTC)
Holy cow. And your bank didn't notice that and informed you? Idiots. But at least you'll get your money back - that's something, right?

And here I thought getting a CC would make everything a bit easier - guess I'll stick with Paypal.

Almost forgot to ask: since your birthday's this month... do you still have a wishlist over at Amazon?

Edited at 2009-09-03 08:20 pm (UTC)
Mercy: [G.I. Joe] Snake & Scarlett - WWIImercscilla on September 3rd, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
Nope, they happily accepeted it and billed me. *grummel*

Yeah, I thought so too. I had my CC at PayPal but that doesn't seem to stop them either. Might really do it via Lastschrift in the future.

Yuppers. Not so often updated but there's stills tuff on it. *g*
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Torrijohnliz4ever on September 3rd, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC)
Oh that fucking sucks sweetie.

Mercy: [Lilo & Stitch] Sisters - sistersmercscilla on September 3rd, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it does. Especially since tha bank didn't even call me first. :/

Angie: actors: Rachel Griffithsicequeen3101 on September 3rd, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC)

Was kann man sich denn überhaupt für 1000 Euro bei Beate Uhse kaufen??
Also... sicher, sicher, mir ist klar WAS.
Aber ein normaler Mensch wird jawohl keine Toys und Porn im Wert von 1000 Euro brauchen XD XD XD
*is kind of impressed*
Mercy: [G.I. Joe] Snake & Scarlett - lostmercscilla on September 3rd, 2009 08:53 pm (UTC)
Geeeenau meine Reaktion!!! *g*

Ich will gar nicht wissen, was die da alles gekauft haben... überhaupt nicht. Jede NC-17 Story wirkt gegen die Vorstellung sowas von harmlos... =D
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Zoidberg: Misc: kill all humansmajor_zoidberg on September 3rd, 2009 08:57 pm (UTC)

My parents just had their credit card cloned. Someone in the Manchester area has been taking lots of coach trips, train rides, staying at travelodges and buying Indian curry's.

I hope the bank sorts it all out! :S
Jupiter: Summer Glau - *eeps* b/wkateheightmeyer on September 3rd, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)

OMG!!!!!! Wie krass ist das denn?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Und vorallem 1000 €? Was kauft man sich da für 1000 €?
Das ja krass!

*drückt dich mal*

Vor sowas habsch ja auch echt Angst!
Wenn ich meine Geldkarte benutze um Geld abzuheben, dann hänge ich immer mit meinen ganzen Körper über diesen Tastenfeld *lol*. Damit auch ja keiner gucken kann.
Bonesobsessed_psyco on September 3rd, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
That sucks about your credit card but it's awesome they're going to catch them.

Also, I love your header. Haven't really spoke to you in ages. How you been?

dj_rocca: Tin Man: The Stormdj_rocca on September 3rd, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC)
Mercy that totally blows. I'm so sorry to hear that but at least they can catch the guy!
Jill aka Jo: FF: Captain Speakingsireesanwar on September 4th, 2009 12:41 am (UTC)
See if someone else will pay for you and you can pay them back. Must have LJ!

I hope they catch the bad guy because that is just wrong. Why don't they care that they ruin lives.

Edited at 2009-09-04 12:42 am (UTC)
pueblo_01pueblo_01 on September 4th, 2009 07:15 am (UTC)
That sucks but you are lucky you don't have to jump through hoops to get the money back. Someone stole my moms visa debit card and they made her go through a lot of stuff to get the $600 the person pulled out at the ATM. She had to wait months and it was all the money she had in the bank. Good thing with her's they could clearly see it wasn't her at the ATM.
georgie: Whose Army? Torchwood!georgierae on September 4th, 2009 10:06 am (UTC)
oh my... at least they realise it's not you spending so much!! (and that they're refunding your money)

Jenniferjr_moon on September 4th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC)
WTF????????????? Ich hoffe das klärt sich bald alles auf und dass dein Geld bald wieder da ist!!!! *knuddel*