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    Ugh...so I woke up this morning and while checking my email I noticed a few emails from Walmart regarding an order placed, account information changes and an order pickup. Hmmm...I didn't order anything!! The item, a laptop, is to be picked up today in Kirkwood, MO between 10am and 10pm CST! I don't live in MO and haven't been in MO for a few years and I didn't even have a Walmart card then.

    I called the Walmart 800 numbers and they aren't open YET!! They don't open until 9 CST I decided to call the store where the item is supposed to be picked up to speak with a store manager. He said I needed to call the 800 number, which I know, but I asked him to stop the order from being picked up! Luckily I have a 1 hour lead as I'm in EST.

    I don't need this crap today.
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    oh my gosh! i hope you can stop it and get you money back

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    I have the option to hit the cancel order button, but I don't want to do that until I speak with Walmart corporate because I want this person to be caught. If I cancel the order it may break the chain of events and the person may suspect something is up and not go pick up the order.

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    I feel for you. I hope someone didn't get your credit card info...my hubby had someone scan his card to get his number while traveling to Chicago once and they opened up a Verizon account with his credit card...it was a mess and took a few months to clear everything up.

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    I don't know how people would do that. I haven't traveled out of CT for a month and if I have left it was to drive to northeast PA meaning I drove through a part of NY state to get there. It's beyond annoying, but I am thankful it's not a major credit card or my debit card.

    My older sister was robbed when she lived in a suburb of Philly, while she was sleeping! They took her laptop bag which had her laptop and her wallet. They too opened accounts at Verizon with one credit card and took her cash. Then dumped her wallet in a US Postal mailbox. Obviously she never got her laptop back either.

    Quote Originally Posted by webdesignmom View Post
    I feel for you. I hope someone didn't get your credit card info...my hubby had someone scan his card to get his number while traveling to Chicago once and they opened up a Verizon account with his credit card...it was a mess and took a few months to clear everything up.
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    you should call the credit card and cancel the charge...they can flag it or something, then they won't be able to pick up the order. this happened to me recently, i use AMEX and they called me about a fraud charge made in Australia of all places...like that would not show up on my account since I live in the the good 'o USA. I know its' stressful and a hassle but better to get is fixed now with a small charge then let them get away with it today and try for something much bigger tomorrow. good luck, sending positive thoughts your way.


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    It's so scary how anyone out there can be trying to scam us! Thanks for the positive thoughts.

    Quote Originally Posted by chigirl View Post
    you should call the credit card and cancel the charge...they can flag it or something, then they won't be able to pick up the order. this happened to me recently, i use AMEX and they called me about a fraud charge made in Australia of all places...like that would not show up on my account since I live in the the good 'o USA. I know its' stressful and a hassle but better to get is fixed now with a small charge then let them get away with it today and try for something much bigger tomorrow. good luck, sending positive thoughts your way.
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    Well how they got my husband's number was by using a portable scanner and I have been told that you don't have to be standing right next to the person, you can be up to 25 feet away...he now uses a metal wallet...but I wonder how they got your info.

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    ergh! this is so frustrating!
    back in september, i sent a $35 check through the mail to pay a bill. long story short, someone had intercepted the check, and turned it into a check for $1,486!!!!!!! i had all the proof i needed to get the money back, but it took a few weeks, but i was so pissed that the bank cashed the damn thing in the first place! credit cards are even more common than check fraud, so i hope you get it sorted quickly! UGH!

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    That's crazy! I always hesitate to send checks in the mail. Let's face it, there is way too much info on a check for a thief!

    Quote Originally Posted by Twin Mom Scraps View Post
    ergh! this is so frustrating!
    back in september, i sent a $35 check through the mail to pay a bill. long story short, someone had intercepted the check, and turned it into a check for $1,486!!!!!!! i had all the proof i needed to get the money back, but it took a few weeks, but i was so pissed that the bank cashed the damn thing in the first place! credit cards are even more common than check fraud, so i hope you get it sorted quickly! UGH!
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