Post by hoodieprincess on Dec 3, 2008 15:38:28 GMT -5
Okay, so I am just posting this as a heads up to those of you on the board who might be interested.
I noticed on 11/20/08 (clearing 11/21/08) that I had a random charge of $0.23 on my one of my debit cards. I filled out an online dispute but as this card is through my payroll company, they are kind of a pain to deal with and I was trying to decide if it was worth disputing. But, the more I sat on it, I figured I better. So I did some research on the net and there are hundreds and hundreds of posts about people across the country getting charged between $0.19 - $0.26 and the charges were showing up anywhere between 11/19/08 and 11/21/08. Upon calling the merchant, there is a message that says that the number is disconnected.
From the research I have done, people seem to be canceling their cards all over the place to prevent future withdrawls in larger amounts as many have been informed by their financial institutions that this often is a test to make sure the card info they have is active.
Just wanted to make sure my fellow board members heard about this in case it's happened to anyone else.