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Why Online Shopping with a Debit Card is a Bad Idea – Part II

A few weeks ago, I had my debit card stolen online, and this was the subject of a previous blog post. The card was canceled and a new one issued, and all seemed well.

Naturally, I’m watching my account closely, and you can imagine my surprise when two more odd-looking transactions appeared last night. One was for $2.50, and the second was for $39.50.  Previously, the merchant was Facebook, but this time the merchant details were cryptic, and certainly rang no bells for me, except alarm bells.

Why Online Shopping with a Debit Card is a Bad Idea – Part I

A couple of weeks ago, I had my debit card stolen. I found out because I logged into my bank account and noticed a pending purchase of $50 from Facebook. Now Facebook is a lot of fun, but I’ve never bought anything from Facebook, and probably never will. Below is what I saw on my account:

As I looked a little more closely, I also noticed, in reverse chronological order,
(1)    another FB transaction for $60.52