12-16-2013, 10:47 AM
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  • rsp1202
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I checked my debit card balance online just before finally dropping the hammer on buying a new Progress razor, and lo and behold, no money in my account. Someone had gotten hold of my dc number (somehow, and I'm usually very careful about keeping it from prying eyes when I'm out in public, but online, well . . .) and bought him- or herself a pair of very expensive Ray-Ban sunglasses. Wiped out my account in doing so. I hope they enjoy their treat's-on-me, and Merry Christmas to them.

So I'm currently in the process of fixing this, but it will be a few days before my bank's claims department will (hopefully) reimburse me. Wouldn't you know? All this time hemming and hawing and when I finally get ready to get back into DE shaving, I can't. So now I'm worried about purchasing ANYTHING online ever again, including paying bills. I guess it could have been worse, just before rent was due, etc.

Everyone be careful out there and have a problem-free holiday season for yourselves.

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 12-16-2013, 10:52 AM
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Wow, Ron, that is very unfortunate! Best of luck resolving the issue.

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 12-16-2013, 10:57 AM
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  • beartrap
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Sucks! Had it happen once, was resolved but took some time. Hang in there...

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 12-16-2013, 10:59 AM
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  • freddy
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Ron, here is hoping that this is rectified very very soon. The sad thing is that, more often than not, the financial institutions don't attempt to go after the perpetrators because it is more trouble than it is worth to the banks. This just encourages the thieves.

May the rest of your holiday season prove to be happy, healthy, and trouble free.

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 12-16-2013, 11:40 AM
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  • rsp1202
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Thanks, all. A caution and warning tale for the holiday season from someone who is now a statistic.

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 12-16-2013, 11:59 AM
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That's awful, sorry to hear that Ron.

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 12-16-2013, 12:06 PM
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  • slr31
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This sucks! Just last week my credit card got stolen and the person had a merry time shopping at a few stores over two days. At least with credit cards there is zero liability on the card owner. Always wondered how it works for a debit card.

Wish You good luck!

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 12-16-2013, 12:16 PM
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  • Johnny
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You eventually get your money back with a debit card, but it takes time depending on your bank and what processor they use. It's still a pain as the money comes from your checking account.

One of the reasons I like to use PayPal.

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 12-16-2013, 01:22 PM
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  • Howler
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Sorry to hear that. I have had it happen before its not fun.

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 12-16-2013, 03:46 PM
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Ron, I'm very sorry to hear about your trouble and hope for a quick resolution and a great holiday season for you.

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 12-16-2013, 05:50 PM
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Ron, sorry that you are having to go through this situation. Never a good time for something like this to occur and especially near the Christmas season. Hope the bank will resolve the return of funds to your account soon.

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 12-16-2013, 08:14 PM
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  • rsp1202
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Thank you all for your concerns. I'm very touched by it. You guys are great and I hope your holidays are, too.

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 12-17-2013, 06:38 AM
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  • ojinsa
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Sorry to that this happened to you. I truly hate it when I see this and I'm sure your bank will help get this sorted out.

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 12-17-2013, 07:20 AM
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  • rsp1202
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Thank you. The culprit purchased very expensive gear from Ray-Ban. To each his own. Of course, if it had been shave gear, that would have been rubbing salt in the wound.

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