I bought a Visa gift card at the grocery store. When the recipient tried to use it about a week later, there was only $3 left on it. It had been spent at a random online retailer in 4 different transactions of various values. I am going through the fraud recovery process with Visa but I am trying to figure out how the scammers did it so I can avoid it in the future.
Do they just have a stash of card numbers that they periodically try to use and see if they have been activated? Could it have been the cashier stealing the number? I am open to hearing any plausible theories.
The content was posted by littled311 on 2021-02-03 10:03:04 via reddit