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#116255 - 09/23/13 01:42 PM boats.net - WARNING!
American Greenz Offline
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All,

I've been purchasing quite a bit from boats.net for my xt225. A few days ago I got a letter from a CPA firm called "ICO-G. Luis Alday, CPA" that represents boats.net. It said that someone attached malicious software to their checkout cart and was retrieving credit card numbers along with the security code.

The letter states that all transactions from December 2012 through July 2013 are at risk.

They recommended getting a new card and watching your statements closely. They also recommended getting a credit card report to look for suspicious credit inquiries.

Heads up!
John
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#116257 - 09/23/13 03:35 PM Re: boats.net - WARNING! [Re: American Greenz]
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Credit Card Fraud is an unfortunate part of using credit cards. We have had our credit card hijacked a couple of times. As a result I always check the charges at least twice a week. Not only does it help me keep track of the amount of money I am spending but I can spot odd things before they are completely processed.

Thanks for the heads up.


Edited by d2reid (09/23/13 03:35 PM)
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#116264 - 09/23/13 04:45 PM Re: boats.net - WARNING! [Re: d2reid]
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It's all very sad indeed. We're on our third CC set. Fraud and hijacked numbers. The bank has been exceptionally good about protecting us, however. No major issues other than a minor inconvenience. Be careful out there.
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#116271 - 09/23/13 06:43 PM Re: boats.net - WARNING! [Re: Muniac]
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At least they were cool enough to tell you about it.
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#116275 - 09/23/13 07:08 PM Re: boats.net - WARNING! [Re: d2reid]
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Generally the credit card people go out of their way to protect you, and make things right. I don't think credit card "fraud insurance" is really needed.

Actually, Citibank's Mastercard is TOO AGGRESSIVE. Several times my card with them hasn't been accepted for small amounts at gas stations, etc. out of town while I'm traveling. I put a stop to this inconvenience by alerting them ahead of time as to my travel paths...since then, no problems.

Alexd
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#116279 - 09/23/13 07:28 PM Re: boats.net - WARNING! [Re: American Greenz]
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Originally Posted By: American Greenz
All,

I've been purchasing quite a bit from boats.net for my xt225. A few days ago I got a letter from a CPA firm called "ICO-G. Luis Alday, CPA" that represents boats.net. It said that someone attached malicious software to their checkout cart and was retrieving credit card numbers along with the security code.

The letter states that all transactions from December 2012 through July 2013 are at risk.

They recommended getting a new card and watching your statements closely. They also recommended getting a credit card report to look for suspicious credit inquiries.

Heads up!
John


Be especially careful if the "letter" is in the form of an E-Mail. And, if it requests "verification" from you (personal details, etc.) to check against the "fraud."

This would then be almost 100% fraudulent...an other way to "phish" for data (to pretend to be you and get authorized use of your credit).

Alexd
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#116280 - 09/23/13 08:32 PM Re: boats.net - WARNING! [Re: alexd]
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Yes, I agree Garcia. Pretty cool they let me know. Perhaps the laws say they must? I didn't see them wanting me to do anything other than watch my statement. So it appears to be legit.
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#116303 - 09/24/13 02:53 AM Re: boats.net - WARNING! [Re: American Greenz]
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I processed CCs for many years and never ever retained CC information. Many of my orders came from online and telephone sources out of state. IMHO, anyone that keeps these numbers archived in a server environment is just asking for trouble. And there's really no need to retain CC numbers either. It's best to process the CC then remove it immediately. With no CC numbers on file, there's nothing to steal.
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#116304 - 09/24/13 03:23 AM Re: boats.net - WARNING! [Re: alexd]
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Originally Posted By: alexd

Generally the credit card people go out of their way to protect you, and make things right. I don't think credit card "fraud insurance" is really needed.

Actually, Citibank's Mastercard is TOO AGGRESSIVE. Several times my card with them hasn't been accepted for small amounts at gas stations, etc. out of town while I'm traveling. I put a stop to this inconvenience by alerting them ahead of time as to my travel paths...since then, no problems.

Alexd


P.S. ALWAYS double-check your statements.


Happened to me back in August. Flew to Kansas in August for a wedding and when I tried to use my credit card to refuel the rental car it wouldn't work. A few hours later my phone rang and it was Wells Fargo Bank asking me if I was traveling. They also advised me to let them know any time I was out of my normal area or the card would be shut down. A real pain.
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#116319 - 09/24/13 06:25 AM Re: boats.net - WARNING! [Re: American Greenz]
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I just went onto boats.net to see if it accepts Paypal and my anti-virus software told me the site has a Trojan.

Anyhow, I could still see they accept Paypal which is what I would have used when I recently bought some stuff from them. I generally always look for a site with Paypal. To me Paypal is far more secure than giving a total stranger (which may be a call center in a third-world country) your credit card details.
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