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Question DetailsAsked on 1/6/2018

Im letting people know that the rifd theft is boyfriend had 200 dollars from his deposited money swiped off

He works in a public place and carry's a wallet in his pocket. I just bought a RIFD protective wallet and no more trouble like that now. We think someone swiped a gadget next to him at work.

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Sorry to hear about that - hopefully he has reported it to the bank, and if identity theft is suspected as well should probably put a credit lock on his credit report at one of the big three credit reporting agencies (they have to report any such report to the other two themselves), because you do not know this was an electronic theft - could be someone got the necessary information by dumpster/trash diving, lifting his wallet from jacket or such and copying/snapshotting info and then putting the wallet back, etc.

Other possibility - assuming you think a debit card was scanned as it sounds like - could have been a swipe interface machine installed over or a a magnetic reader attached to some point-of-sale or ATM terminal he used, or someone stole the money using account info from a check he gave someone. The bank should be able to tell you exactly WHERE the $200 deduction (which because of the $ amount and the normal $200 limit on cash back could have been from an ATM or from a fake card run through a store machine for cash-back during a purchase) came from. If at ATM the bank may cover the loss. If at a store POS terminal they might cover it, especially if their POS terminals have been hacked. Google about POS terminal hacks at that company. To recover from any such case would likely have to file a police report and provide a copy of that to the bank or store- who knows, with the exact location and date/time of the transaction might have been caught on security video, especially if done at an ATM.

Bear in mind, with this sort of thing, generally the account in question should be closed and a new one opened so the theft is not repeated. Course, that means rescheduling any auto payments that come off that account, and any auto deposits like payroll or such to link to the new account.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD

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