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Same Old Scam, Every Month

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Gil Grissom

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Same Old Scam, Every Month

This is a recent story at The Washington Post, that I thought I would run by the folks here.

Same Old Scam, Every Month
Credit Card Charges for Purchases You Don't Remember

By Don Oldenburg
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, May 7, 2006; Page F05

Your first clue something's wrong is when you notice a random charge on your monthly credit card statement, maybe as little as $9.95, paid to a company whose name draws a blank.

That's followed by confusion because you have no recollection of buying anything from any such company. And, then, anger wells into consumer outrage when you discover that you hadn't noticed the same stinkin' $9.95 charge from the same suspect company on your statement the month before, and the month before that, and . . . well, you get the idea.



Edited by Kat, 08 May 2006 - 05:04 PM.

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Thanks for posting this! For future reference, we cannot post entire articles here. I edited your post accordingly. You can quote a couple of paragraphs from a story, then give the link for people to read the full article. :whistling:

Moving this thread to the Cyber Cafe.
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