discovered by debit card wasn’t working and a local cashier said i should check with bank because lots of locals had their accounts turned off at multiple banks due to fraudulent activity. sure enough, card was turned off and $300 charge was made at a gas station in north carolina. this is the fourth card i’ve had turned off in a year ( two debit and two credit )!
the process of getting back $300 was painless enough but when i went in to bank to sign the form i saw a huuuuuge stack of similar forms leading me to believe this was quite widespread.
then, front page above the fold article on how this is happening locally and nationwide as thieves use info before new chipped cards go into widespread use.
no word on how they were able to so many accounts. i assume a local gas station had one of those skimmers?