Yesterday night I received a SMS from my bank asking me to reply to it if I wanted to finance my payment towards FACEBK LSVGV6FAD2 125.0 USD. That seemed odd, the SMS is legit, that’s how my bank operates, but there was no reason to get charged by Facebook. Immediately I logged into my mobile banking application and froze my card. Upon further inspection I observed that the card was charged multiple times during that hour, totaling around 500 euros. The transactions had incremental amounts:
1. FACEBK T6C6X6BAD2: 2 USD
2. FACEBK BCM9877BD2: 2USD
3. FACEBK 695F27BBD2: 3USD
4. FACEBK 2P93J6XAD2: 3USD
5. FACEBK UPS2Z6PAD2: 5USD
6. FACEBK 9MV8V6FAD2: 5USD
7. FACEBK DXETF8TAD2: 7USD
8. FACEBK CAETF8TAD2: 10USD
9. FACEBK TLVJP73BD2: 15USD
10. FACEBK 7D94Z6PAD2: 35USD
11. FACEBK 3785Z6PAD2: 50USD
12. FACEBK 4ER6Z6PAD2: 65USD
13. FACEBK 6K7PP73BD2: 65 USD
14. FACEBK 9QCFV6FAD2: 125 USD
15. FACEBK LSVGV6FAD2: 125 USD
I called my bank to start an investigation and dispute my charges, the investigation is pending and I was told that I will have a resolution communicated within 40 days, but the bank won’t be able to guarantee that my money will be refunded. Since I opted for 3D secure and I did not authorize the payments, if the bank won’t return my funds I will address the issue with the central bank, which is the regulating body for commercial banks in my country (inside EU).
I opened a support ticket on facebook, they have a special section for card fraud ([https://www.facebook.com/support/](https://www.facebook.com/support/)) but during the submission process, it is clearly stated that charges made by Facebook will have one of the following patterns: FACEBK* bill number or Facebook Inc. * bill number. The “*” is obviously missing from my statement, making me believe that the person who stole my card details didn’t use it for facebook ads and the scam is a lot more elaborate, but I will later edit the post with facebook’s response.
The charges were made to a credit card that I use only during holidays for hotel and car rental. The only two instances when my card was handed to somebody else were this summer in Greece at the following venues:
2. [https://www.holidaycars.com/car-rental/greece/sk-rent/](https://www.holidaycars.com/car-rental/greece/sk-rent/) (main suspect; payment was made trough [rentalcars.com](https://rentalcars.com) but they took my CC on site as warranty)
If anyone had similar charges after visiting one of the above businesses, let me know, I want to send all evidence to the police.
TL;DR: fraudulent credit card charges after using the CC in Greece at one rental company in Sifnos, one hotel in Chania and another Rental Company near Chania’s airport (which I suspect the most).
The content was posted by GrowthSignificant703 on 2021-10-04 10:02:02 via reddit