Last week I realized someone stole my check card number. I say number since I still have the card.
Okay now I can understand someone stealing my credit card number and ordering items but they shipped them to me. To my home address, which is also my billing address. What is that about? In fact I did not know my card was being used until the packages started arriving. So of course I called the credit card company and they were as perplexed as I was. They ordered a prepaid sprint phone, vistaprint.com cards (one box blank), and two different orders of very expensive vitamins.
I have received all of the items except for the phone but it may just still be in route. The customer service rep said the type of prepaid phone ordered is often used by terrorist groups since they are not traceable. It seems like a stretch to me but he did say it and it is possible. Not a stretch that they use them but that it is in anyway connected to my stolen card number.
So I canceled the card and put a 90 day fraud alert with the three credit bureaus.
If you have any ideas on this scam I would love to hear them.
Others have reported similar activity on Whigkids
some of the individuals on Whigkids had situations where the theif use their own email and phone number. They did not have my phone number or email.