Your Transaction has been declined

I Just don’t believe my luck. For the second time in as many months my Bank Account has been cleared out by somebody using a clone of my Debit Card. Last month is was a Sainsburys in East Kilbride, Scotland. This month it’s somebody recharging their “Sawa” Prepaid credit Card in the Middle East. Each time they have made repeated transactions until there is no money left.

Looking at the places I use my card I card think of any time where the card has not been in my view. It only really gets used in Tesco, To pay my mobile Phone Bill and for Sky TV. I shred all my receipts so it’s got to have been ‘skimmed’ at one of the above places. 🙁

So from now on it’s going to be:

  • The card NEVER leaves my sight
  • Use a Prepaid Card for all Internet and Phone Transactions
  • Any bills that need paying will be by Bank Transfer instead of Card

Oh and so now of course I have about £20 to my name as my Card has been blocked and I have no access to money.

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