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    Had a letter from Sun Trust saying they'd put a block on my card and to give them a call.

    Turns out my card was cloned and someone tried to use it in Target, New Jersey. Sun Trust have been fantastic and said they suspected it was a fraudulent use as they could see from my statements I've used it in Orlando only and I'm from the UK.

    They cancelled my card and are issuing me a new one but I just wanted to let you all know and to be aware on your own accounts. The cloning had to have happened when we were in Orlando earlier in the year.

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    Thanks for that Lisa, it's good that they realised what was happening and stopped your card.









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    Glad they noticed it! Really annoys me!















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    I always notify my credit car provider when and where iam going on holiday





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    We do with our Barclays accounts here but never thought about our Sun Trust one. Will do on our next trip :)

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    Exactly the same thing happened to me with my Black Card with Natwest when we were in Orlando a couple of years ago. In this case though it was someone in the UK who had used my details...for a trivial amount of around 60 or so!
    I was really impressed that they were on the ball.
    They also cancelled my card, checking that I had another card that I could use while I was on holiday while being out of the country.





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    There's a well known market in Orlando, well everywhere really, for skimmed credit card details. Still the easiest way they get the details is by taking your card out of your sight when you pay and simply copying the details before returning it. It's particularly bad at restaurants of course which offer the ideal opportunity.

    If a restaurant doesn't bring me a wifi card machine or wants to take the card away, I'll pay cash
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    It happens everywhere :(


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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith, post: 306782
    There's a well known market in Orlando, well everywhere really, for skimmed credit card details. Still the easiest way they get the details is by taking your card out of your sight when you pay and simply copying the details before returning it. It's particularly bad at restaurants of course which offer the ideal opportunity.

    If a restaurant doesn't bring me a wifi card machine or wants to take the card away, I'll pay cash
    we tend to pay cash in restaurants for that very reason. Chris doesn't like his card to go out of his sight either.









    If ever there is a tomorrow when we're not together.......
    there is something you must always remember.
    You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
    But the most important thing is, even if we're apart...... I'll always be with you.
    Winne the Pooh - A A Milne



    A friend is a hand that is always holding yours,
    no matter how close or far apart you may be.
    A friend is someone who is always there and will always, always care.
    A friend is a feeling of forever in the heart.

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