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    so my US credit card got cloned. i was called because it was being used in china. the catch is, i did actually use this in china about 2 months ago. so was it cloned in the DR or in china?

    i am wondering if it is no longer safe to use USA credit cards in the DR?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianb View Post
    so my US credit card got cloned. i was called because it was being used in china. the catch is, i did actually use this in china about 2 months ago. so was it cloned in the DR or in china?

    i am wondering if it is no longer safe to use USA credit cards in the DR?
    Mine just got cloned so good they actually swiped it all over the US and then finally in China.
    I had used it at Nacional and PriceSmart in the DR only recently and previously in the US and Europe two months earlier.
    I don't know how long it takes from the actual snipe to the card actually being cloned and used(?).
    But it's my second time in about a year... with using my card here only at Nacional and PriceSmart.

    There is an earlier thread just a couple of days old you might want to look at.

    ... J-D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianb View Post
    so my US credit card got cloned. i was called because it was being used in china. the catch is, i did actually use this in china about 2 months ago. so was it cloned in the DR or in china?

    i am wondering if it is no longer safe to use USA credit cards in the DR?
    Your credit card data was likely compromised in the DR and sold on the cloning market where it can be used by unscrupulous people worldwide. My credit card, along with many others, was compromised a few months ago after a trip to the DR. The cloned card(s) were used in France and Thailand. Surprised that Visanet and Cardnet in the DR have not nipped this one in the butt yet.....

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    Every US card I have ever used at Nacional has been cloned shortly after. Did you use your card at Nacional Adrian?

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    OK, following up on this thread and this one http://www.dr1.com/forums/living/956...rd-cloned.html

    I just had my European VISA debit card cloned.

    It started today (Friday the 13th!!!) in the afternoon hours in Europe.
    The card was blocked and I got a hint when I tried to use the card myself.

    The card was attempted to be processed in the UK and only one charge (for 9.92 euro) got through. Fortunately I keep minimal balance on that account and transfer money into it from a different account.

    attempted/denied - 2218.75 EURO h samuel (oxford uk)
    attempted/denied - 997.93 EURO ernest johns jewelers (oxford uk)
    attempted/approved ** 9.92 touchtone project - (harrogate uk) **
    attempted/denied - 98.84 testo stores (oxford uk)

    So these folks wanted to rank me up over 3.000 EURO

    Also, it looks like the "touch project" is the common denominator in many card frauds as I found out via Google...
    Credit card hunters Chris Easton

    In the past 3 months, I only used the card via CARDNET terminals (no ATM withdrawals) and it was in Codetel (2x), EdeEste (2x), local supermarket (1x) (where I used it before without any problems), PROPAGAS on las Americas (after CDG)(1x) and local Cable TV(1x).

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    It's happened to me twice.

    I now have my cc "locked" at my request. I have to call my cc company and tell them when I'm going to use it, about how much and where with a few hours notice and when I want it locked again. Only then will they unlock it.

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    Just curious, when you say these cards are cloned and used, do they actually make a plastic copy and used at the point of origon or internet sales where they have to be shipped to an address? I have never experienced this so I am very curious how they do it.

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    As all transactions (with the exception of touchtone project) were in Oxford, UK, I guess they made a plastic and tried to use it.

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    I watched a special on television about this. One method is to access the information from your card. Then, the information is sold on the black market via the internet, but the site looks more like the old DOS, instead of the internet that we know and use. The site is like an auction, detailing where the card is from and the credit limit. Once the information is sold, someone with a machine that makes credit cards (which they said can be purchased for less than $200 USD) makes a blank, white card with your numbers and information. This card can be used either on the internet or with a swipe machine. Because many swipe machines are now made so the cardholder does the swipe, no one sees that it is actually a blank card.

    I am sure there are other methods, too, but this is one I saw.

    Lindsey

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    Thumbs down cloned again

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    yep forth time
    my new card cloned and being used in Spain......
    this is getting old
    carib

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