Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Compromised credit cards

  I used an online cruise agency, giving one cc # for the deposit (from bank A).  This card was used in Massachusetts; I live in FL.  I gave a second cc # (from bank b) for the final payment and this card was also used in MA.  Coincidence?  Has this ever happened to anyone?  I did not put the #s on line, but gave them over the phone to the cruise  sales agent.  Today I spoke with a sales agent manager and she assured me she would look into it, but never asked me my invoice #, who the sales agent was or anything else that would make me think she would really check on it.  Any ideas?



5 Answers

Contributor Level: Cruise Director

When you say "used", do you mean to purchase items from somewhere like a store in MA.? There is a cruise agency based in MA. (Cruise Brothers) and am wondering what the charge showed as. Was it for the amounts you payed for the deposit and final payment?

Contributor Level: Captain

Before we started to travel, I had a low limit card to cover freight expenses for a home based business. Little did I know until I spent about $5000.00 in clubs in Florida....Since then, I've been hit twice with I.D. theft. I am now very, very careful with the cards. ut a warning to everyone.. beware , it is very easy to get screwed by I.D theft.

Contributor Level: Captain

Like Crusin Tim, I'm a little confused. Was your credit card charged for something other than what you intended it to be? Did you not get credit for the cruise you purchased?

The fact that your credit card was charged against in another state shouldn't be irregular, that might be where the financial headquarters of the agency you dealt with are located.            

Contributor Level: Cruise Director

We sail Carnival and live in PA. My debit card is charged in Florida. That's because that's where they are headquartered. Maybe that's your situation also.

Contributor Level: Captain

As others have said, can you provide additional information? Were the charges from MA for the cruise or other, unauthorized purchases. What did they appear as on your statement?


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