After discussing it we realized someone had swiped our information and made two separate charges for around $300 total.
We called Washington Mutual and suspended our card. We then had to basically change ALL our accounts since we were given a new number. Since we pay all our bills online this was a supreme pain in the rear.
We felt violated and honestly a little freaked out since someone went to a lot of trouble to rip us off. My fear was it would happen again.
Walmart Fails Again
This time someone ripped off my corporate credit card number and attempted to buy a pizza in California for $5.00. The pizza company, to their credit, must have done their job and didn’t allow the transaction to go through.
But not Walmart. They failed again as the same person in California charged something for $150.
The process that should be followed is pretty easy. The Walmart cashier should ask the customer for a picture ID if a credit card is being used. If they don’t have one the customer can’t use the card. Simple as that.
Help Protect Me (and Yourself)
Over the past year or so we’ve build a decent following here on LSS Academy. So, while I’ve never done this before, I am going to request a ‘call to action’ for all LSS Academy readers.
The next time you are in Walmart, if you don’t mind, please try to pay with a credit card (not debit). Then, if the cashier doesn’t ask you for your ID kindly ask them why they didn’t.
Several thousand people read LSS Academy daily so if we all do this who knows… perhaps we can make a positive change to Walmart’s “Standard Work.”
Have you Ever Been Ripped Off?
Have you ever been ripped off like this? If so, what did you do to prevent it from happening again?