Yesterday I received a call from a nationally known company asking me if I ordered a gift card online and I hadn't so I asked them to cancel the order. She told me which card was used and I called that credit card company. I found out that several other businesses received orders for gift cards using that card.
I called each company and they were able to deactivate the gift cards. So when the thief tries to use the gift cards OR if they sell the gift cards the idiots will be very disappointed. Ha!
I was able to find out various information from the different companies, I have a city and a yahoo email address from where the orders were placed. Problem is I can't get a hold of Yahoo and I know these criminals change email addresses constantly.
I canceled the credit card and
I have Identity theft protection but it still irks me that they have my name, address and now former credit card number.
Have any of you dealt with this before? I buy a lot online and it's the first time it has happened to me. I'm not out any money and I was able to nip it in the bud because of the first company to call me, if that hadn't happened I wouldn't have seen the charges until my statement was issued.
I'm definitely going to change my shopping habits online and try to use cash as much as possible. I just don't like carrying cash.
In order to get the IP address, I have to file a police report and only they will have access to it. I'd love to find out who did this and how they got my cc number, name and address.