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Allen, Texas Complaint - Anyone know what this is?

Review by tander on 2006-11-09
MINNESOTA -- My friend called me today and said she had charges on her checking account statement for 2.13, and next to it was a phone number (9*2)3*9-7*49, the bank didn't know what it was for but it came from her checkcard, she had a new card ordered when she called the number throughout the day and a man answered and said he didn't know anything about it, that he was just a dairy farmer. Anyone have any ideas of what or how she got this on her checking account?
Comments:16 Replies - Latest reply on 2006-11-11
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-11-09:
A small charge probably means that someone is testing to see if the card is valid. In other words the card number has been stolen. I suggest the bank be contacted immediately and the card canceled.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-11-09:
Good advice, Passingby! I would second that advice.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-11-09:
Tander...email me the full phone number, I will check it out for you.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-11-09:
The phone number had me intrigued. Since the friend is in Texas I determined the area code is 972 which is the Dallas area but includes Allen as well. A search within the 972 code shows no dairy farms with 3 as the first number of the exchange. If tander could post the entire phone number or simply google it, a listing might be available. Betcha it's not a dairy farm.

Since it's such a small amount the police probably will do little other than take a report.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-11-09:
Passingby is right...I know PayPal will do that when you set up an account with them, but they deposit two uneven amounts like 76 cents and 38 cents...to verify the account, once it's showing on my bank statement, then you sign onto PayPal and enter the amounts.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-11-09:
Well...that solves that mystery!
Posted by tander on 2006-11-10:
I will DB, I already tried reverse number look up and nothing came up, she also said when she called it, it seemed like she didn't have to dial 1 before the number so that's odd too, there's also a teenager that lives in the house, must be Sniffer that answered *LOL*
Posted by tander on 2006-11-10:
Passerby you have been rewarded too !
Posted by *Brenda* on 2006-11-10:
Have you googled the number Tander to see if there are any more complaints connected with that number and fradulent charges?
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-11-10:
Tander: The phone number you emailed me is listed to: Accudata Tech 206 W. McDermott Dr. Allen Tx 75013 in Collin County...the link to their website is: http://www.accudatatech.com/ ... At the bottom of their website is another phone number 972-390-2610...it looks like they are in the validation business...hope this helps.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-11-10:
I'd call Accudatatech and find out from them where the charge came from. Also there's been no mention if the card has been canceled yet. If not your friend could be in for a huge and expensive surprise. Not to mention the headaches trying to convince whomever that the charges were fraudulent.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-11-10:
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-11-10:
After watching Dr. Phil for the last two days...I'd say send him after them...he'll get a sting out on them and kick them where the sun don't shine! ... I just don't know why Dr. Phil didn't have police backup with him when he went in for the bust...probably some legal reasons... Has anyone else watched that?
Posted by tander on 2006-11-10:
The card was canceled, and it was stated in my topic. Thanks DB, I gave her the info. It looks like someone is trying to see if she has a open checking account. But it still doesn't explain the dairy farmer answering the phone *LOL*
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-11-11:
Maybe she dialed wrong?
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2006-11-11:
She should call back and say...Got Milk?

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