Fraud OTR

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Cwc's Comment
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So the other day while in TX I stopped in Hillsborough at the Loves and got out of the truck to kill a little time and have breakfast. I went to the IHOP right next door... I paid with my card and the waitress seemed to take her time in the back. Fast forward a day or two and it seems that on that day I paid a $199.00 AT&T bill at a TX branch of AT&T... odd considering I live in NC and have Verizon.

As of this morning I also took a Lyft even though I'm an Uber guy and have never used Lyft.

In short... pay attention to your accounts. I and my wife have had this happen more that once but we have Navy Federal and normally they catch and take care of this before we realize it. This just happens to be the first time I've caught it.

Be careful with your info folks.

PackRat's Comment
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That's why I only use cash for purchases. Bills are paid online; cash for everything else.

Retired Army (soon)'s Comment
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CWC

Yeah, I have USAA and they do a great job of fraud alert....at least you caught it.

Safe Travels

Bran009's Comment
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Wow that sucks, as much as I don't like carrying cash I think that is what I'll do

Cwc's Comment
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I hate to carry cash. Especially driving a truck. You go to the truckstop and people always have a hand out. Without cash it's hard to get scammed out of it.

The thing about using a card for everything is that how often do you hand it to someone else? You are the one swipeing it at the truckstops.

I also have a pretty good record of where I've been... Thanks Elogs!!

Elog:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

Elogs:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Yeah I generally won't hand my card to ANYONE. Swipe it myself or pay cash. I've been fortunate thus far.

Jeremy C.'s Comment
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Yikes! Been so long since I've used cash that when I put a five in the soda machine the other day to grab a water, when it spit out my change I had to go ask someone WTH was with these gold quarters?!?!

Another humbling day.

But this thread makes me think that maybe cash may be a better option in some situations and places. Certainly need ro keep some on hand after that scales thread the other day - and now this!

Dave Reid's Comment
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Restaurants can be the worst places if you have to give your card to someone who disappears with it. Best to pay cash in those situations. I've had my number stolen three times in two countries this way, but not in the US. In any case, I finally learned my lesson and don't give my card to anyone else anymore.

So the other day while in TX I stopped in Hillsborough at the Loves and got out of the truck to kill a little time and have breakfast. I went to the IHOP right next door... I paid with my card and the waitress seemed to take her time in the back. Fast forward a day or two and it seems that on that day I paid a $199.00 AT&T bill at a TX branch of AT&T... odd considering I live in NC and have Verizon.

As of this morning I also took a Lyft even though I'm an Uber guy and have never used Lyft.

In short... pay attention to your accounts. I and my wife have had this happen more that once but we have Navy Federal and normally they catch and take care of this before we realize it. This just happens to be the first time I've caught it.

Be careful with your info folks.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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