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Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 98
# 2
12-31-2012, 08:33 PM
Originally Posted by madlad14 View Post
Got a call from my credit card bank today telling me that my card was compromised. Upon further discussion I was told that my card was one of many that were involved at a security breach where credit card data was stolen. The charge in question was PWE Cryptic, for the amount of monthly subscription. I verified that it was indeed correct and not fraudulent, but they were unable to tell me where the data compromise occurred. Was there a breach of billing info at Cryptic? Would customers typically be notified if there was a breach?
This has nothing to do with the credit card company or cryptic. Credit card companies cannot tell you where the data was compromised because it usually happens when you use a site that is compromised. If there was a breach at a a credit card company, they are required to notify you directly, but still wont tell you where it may have happened. So more than likely, you used your card online and the website you entered your info into was compromised. I know, because this has happened to me several months ago. I called my bank, had them reverse the charges and issue me new cards. Just be careful in the future where you shop.