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Drinking from the Fire Hose
and trying not to drown

Date: 2012-05-02 11:32
Subject: Oh why me.
Security: Public
Music:Andreas Mock & Jurgen Schlachter: Rain Dance
Is it common knowledge that Global Payments got hacked? For those that don't know, Global Payments is a credit card processor that, according to every news story I found, handles Visa and MasterCard. However, it was American Express that sent me a letter informing me that a company providing payment processing services in North America (and that handles American Express cards) has detected unauthorized access and that I should review my account statements and credit reports.

I had security freezes put on my credit files, and tried to examine my credit reports at www.annualcreditreport.com (which is free if you don't sign up for any of the associated offers). I made it through the first one (Equifax) but then Equifax refused to let me leave and clicking on the return tab (as instructed by annualcreditreport) did nothing. Now I don't know if I can view the other two reports for free because I'll have to go through the verification process again and I don't know how the site keeps track of what was done.


(p.s. No sign of any actual fraud. Yet?)

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User: asparagusmama
Date: 2012-05-02 16:30 (UTC)
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It never rains but it pours, always things piling up on you, don't you feel like that?

I hope you get it all sorted out. Any news on the results of the investigations, etc? BK is seeing the endocrinologist next Thursday.

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User: wadjet_theperv
Date: 2012-05-02 17:43 (UTC)
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Hope it stays that way kiddo x
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psyfic: everydayIwrite
User: psyfic
Date: 2012-05-02 19:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
My account was hit about three weeks ago. I had to have everything frozen and have cards re-issued, etc. Fortunately, my bank stopped and put a hold on the first questionable transaction before it went through and then emailed me. None of the other attempts made it, but it was still a hassle. I'm sorry you're going through all this.
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User: maddiec24
Date: 2012-05-02 23:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Wow, that's scary! Hopefully everything will turn out all right.
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