Another Credit Card Scam Rocks Consumers

Another Credit Card Scam Rocks Consumers

January 30, 2014         Written By John H. Oldshue

Yet another credit card scam is taking place, this one where consumers have an unauthorized $9.84 charge appear on their account.

The business name on the fraudulent transaction is as an odd-looking website, such as or The website leads to a “Customer Support” page that promises consumers a 100% refund of your last payment with a phone number and email address.

Thieves typically put through transactions under $10 on stolen credit cards to see if those card numbers are still active accounts. If those small transactions go through, the criminals can then make larger purchases.

The Better Business Bureau issued an alert about the scam on January 24th. Consumers are urged to check their past and current credit card statements to see if any odd $9.84 charge appears.

If you see such a charge, contact your issuer immediately.

At this time, these fraudulent charges do not seem to be connected with the recent data breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus and Michaels.

The information contained within this article was accurate as of January 30, 2014. For up-to-date
information on any of the terms, cards or offers mentioned above, visit the issuer's website.


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John Oldshue is the creator of He worked for over 15 years in television and won an Emmy award for his reporting. He covers credit card rate issues for
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