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prepaid card hacked!

Discussion in 'America the Beautiful' started by weplant, Apr 18, 2013.

    Apr 18, 2013
  1. weplant

    weplant Meister Member

    Occupation:
    own nursery
    Location:
    napa, ca
    i got a prepaid card (greendot) so I could play at some other casinos..
    Well deposited into yesterday..Made 2 deposits last night 1 at slotland and 1 at capital slots, then 1 deposit this morning at slotland again.
    Went to check my balance and there were 4 transactions on the card.. One extra one for 41.50..So, now greendot says I need to contact the
    company who put thru the transaction and if they won't credit me, i have to file a complaint with greendot..the transaction came out of beigin, the same as slotland..Now, I feel it is not safe to use the precard either...crap, crap, crap
     
  2. Apr 18, 2013
  3. just play

    just play closed account

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    There's been multiple stories of people here that get "double charged". Did you contact Slotland? Before you do something hasty, contact Slotland first, and Capital Slots just in case. You should get reimbursed, it will take 7-10 days I believe. (30 at most, but not common)

    Was your deposit into Slotland $41.50? If so, I'm thinking it's a "double charge". You will get your money back, if you file a complaint with greendot, I'm hoping this is not a chargeback.
     
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  4. Apr 18, 2013
  5. blonde

    blonde Senior Member

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    So sorry this happened to you, but I wouldn't necessarily say it was hacked. There are many times that this happens. The processor or transaction just went through twice. Contact the casino and explain in detail what charges are on your card and I am sure they will be more than happy to credit you back. This is common in my opinion and even happens to me at Walmart.
     
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  6. Apr 19, 2013
  7. Nifty29

    Nifty29 Dormant account

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    You haven't been hacked :rolleyes:

    You're around here often enough to know that there are double charge issues on occasion, especially for US players.

    Why would someone hack your account for $41.50?

    Is there another transaction for $41.50 that you DID make? Just use a little common sense. Thread titles like this scare people unnecessarily, and I hope you didn't use it deliberately to get more attention.
     
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  8. Apr 19, 2013
  9. cheetahwind

    cheetahwind Wind Blade Maker MM

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    I'm pretty sure your card isn't hacked, you just need to either get credit or ask for a refund.

    Having your card hacked would be like mine right now. I have a $2.95 charge from Real Networks, and I never used them. I'm pretty sure it's a processor gone rogue or there database has gotten hacked. On either note, I now have $2.95 less in my account.
     
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  10. Apr 19, 2013
  11. skiny

    skiny Banned User - violation of <a href="http://www.cas

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    I rarely believe it when I read that someone has been hacked. I don't assume the person is lying. I just don't think it really happened. I don't think people understand how rare actual hacking is. Phishing scams and the like aren't hacking. They're just people getting conned out of their personal information. Real hacking is generally some sort of breach of security allowing access to another computer. You couldn't actually hack a credit card. You would need the numbers and the password required to use the card.

    If you stored these numbers and the password on your computer and someone hacked your computer they could probably use the card but that's not actually hacking the card. A person might be able to hack the credit card company's website and get some information from that although it would surely be encrypted. Seems like a lot of work to hack into a website, download the encrypted information, decode the encryption and then keep checking to see when there is actual money on the card all for about 40 bucks.

    I say hacking is rare but I mean rare compared to the amount of computers users and the amount of computers in use. It takes a lot of brains and a lot of work to be a knowledgeable hacker. I think most hackers are really out to just cause trouble or show off. It's probably a lot easier just to pull a phishing scam if you want to steal someone's money online.

    Back in the chat room days a lot of people used to claim to be hackers. I didn't believe even one of them and practically begged them to hack into my computer but nobody ever did. It's unlikely a real hacker would be floating around public chat rooms telling everyone they were hackers and threatening to hack people's home computers. I used to say things like "I'm going to work but I'll leave my computer on if you want to hack it. Do me a favor though, there's a half finished game of solitaire on the desktop. Don't screw with it. I'll finish it later."

    As for your prepaid card, I agree that the most likely cause is that you've been double charged because it's happened to me. If this is the case you'll get reimbursed. The only other explanation is that someone has your credit card information and if that's the case you've probably given it to them at some point when you used the card.
     
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  12. Apr 19, 2013
  13. just play

    just play closed account

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    You don't have to "roll your eyes" at a fellow member. Wrong choice of words, sure, not necessary to make someone feel bad. (or write exactly what I just wrote, besides the eye roll of course)
     
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  14. Apr 19, 2013
  15. weplant

    weplant Meister Member

    Occupation:
    own nursery
    Location:
    napa, ca
    First of all, thank you to the members that gave me some good advise...I did contact the 2 casinos that I used the card at and one of them
    did double charge me..
    I don't know why Nifty finds it so important to try and make someone feel bad..Sorry, so I used the wrong word..To accuse me of trying to get
    attention, I don't even know what you are trying to get at..There are some really nice people on this forum, but to be honest it is not worth it
    to get insulted by Nifty almost every time I post...

    Anyway, again thanks to the nice people I have met here, enough posting for me.
     
  16. Apr 19, 2013
  17. mrmark21

    mrmark21 Meister Member

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    Telecommunications Consultant
    Location:
    australia
    I know a hacker.He's extremely knowledgeable with computers. He even used to be an IT teacher. I've seen him do some amazing stuff... Skiny is right on the mark with everything he has written.

    Hackers can't hack a credit card. They can't don't have the card in front of them so don't know the numbers on the front or the numbers/pin on the back. Hacking a credit card website can be extremely time consuming and somewhat pointless because you don't know the state of the persons finances. Hackers tend to prefer using a hack that records everything someone has keyed into the computer. Hence the reason some banks require you to manually click you're password/pin in.

    The casino has probably charged you're credit card twice.
     
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  18. Apr 19, 2013
  19. Nifty29

    Nifty29 Dormant account

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    Look.

    My intention was not to insult you. I was merely pointing out that, rather than make a post saying "prepaid card hacked" and THEN taking steps to find out what happened, it would have been better and less worrisome/dramatic to actually wait a little to find out what was actually going on, and then post about double charges etc.

    I take your word that you just misused the term "hacked" and apologize for suggesting that it was deliberate to get attention. I shouldn't have posted that.

    Its your choice to continue posting or not, but please don't use me or anyone else as a reason. You're an adult and a member just like me and entitled to your opinion just the same. If you see opposing views as insults, then maybe its a good decision.....if I decided my posting future based on disagreement added to REAL personal insults, I would've stopped posting years ago.

    I've seen the departure of some members over the years and thought it a good thing, but I can honestly say the forum would be worse off if you stopped participating. If you feel that I have singled you out in a personal sense, please do me the courtesy of sending me some links via PM and I will read what I wrote. If I feel I've been posting about you and not the topic, then I will sincerely apologize.

    I really do try to keep my comments about the issue and about someone's opinion and the facts in that context. Its a fact that some people can't seperate a contrary opinion about something from a personal attack or affront, and it usually happens when those people have no actual argument in return I.e. rather than accept they might be wrong or not have considered something and be "seen" to be "weak somehow", which they aren't, they get nasty and indulge in the very same behaviour they're affronted by in the first place.

    Anyway, maybe the OP could ask for a thread title change to better reflect the content.
     
  20. Apr 19, 2013
  21. skiny

    skiny Banned User - violation of <a href="http://www.cas

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    There are some pretty smart people who know much more about some subjects than they do about others. Computers are one of those things that people seem to be good with or know very little. I've watched documentaries where professors of biology where fumbling around with a computer like we'd just invented them. I don't think it's always a reflection of a person's intelligence when they use the wrong terminology. Not everyone knows everything about everything. Fortunately, what I lack in knowledge I make up for with sarcasm.
     
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  22. Apr 19, 2013
  23. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    Admin note: thanking posts

    This is an example of mobbing. You may be "thanking" someone for saying something nice in one sentence, but it appears to the entire community that you are thanking this person for making a negative personal comment.

    You may not be doing this on purpose, but this is how it appears. I am removing the "thanks" for this.

    If this continues, I will either turn off the thanks button, or disallow it for certain individuals. I explained the use of the thanks button here:
    http://www.casinomeister.com/forums...hanking-right-way-wrong-way-do-revisited.html
    http://www.casinomeister.com/forums...44984-flaming-mobbing-harassment-members.html
    http://www.casinomeister.com/forums...689-giving-thanks-right-way-do-wrong-way.html
     
  24. Apr 19, 2013
  25. mrmark21

    mrmark21 Meister Member

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    Please don't go Webplant, this is a public forum and everyone is bound to have a misunderstanding with another member some time or another. Nifty pointed out that his intention was not to insult you. He was just suggesting a better route that you could have taken :)
     
  26. Apr 19, 2013
  27. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    Webplant - I didn't read Nifty's comment as bullying. I think you are taking it the wrong way. The :rolleyes: smilie can be interpreted in a number of ways - not only as sarcasm or belittling, but as a way of showing allegiance to your position, making a joke, or making an attempt at humor.

    If you read his comment without the smilie, you may have picked up on content and spirit of the posting better. Nothing to get upset over.

    @Nifty - please be careful with smilies and the way they may be interpreted. Thank you.
     
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  28. Apr 19, 2013
  29. weplant

    weplant Meister Member

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    Thanks for all the support. I really appreciate it..And thank you nifty for clarifying..I guess I was being overly sensitive..You learn something new
    everyday and I will certainly never use the word 'hack' again, unless I am sure:D
    Time to move on and win some money!!
     
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  30. Apr 19, 2013
  31. Sovietsky

    Sovietsky Senior Member

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    I wouldn't mind if the thank you button disapperd. It feels alot like circle jerk over that button.
     
  32. Apr 19, 2013
  33. Tirilej

    Tirilej Still a Lady CAG MM

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    Sadly I can't thank your post even if I agree :p
    I have seen forums without that buttom and people couldn't stop writing posts that only said "I agree" or "I got it too" or simply "Thank You". That would maybe create a lot of posts.

    Now say Thank you, Tirilej for informing me of how it could be without it :D
     
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  34. Apr 19, 2013
  35. skiny

    skiny Banned User - violation of <a href="http://www.cas

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    I agree.
     
  36. Apr 19, 2013
  37. Sovietsky

    Sovietsky Senior Member

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    There is the thank you.

    I didn't use the thank you button in beginning but use it more now. There are people that thank eachother in alot of posts (circle jerk).
     
  38. Apr 19, 2013
  39. Tirilej

    Tirilej Still a Lady CAG MM

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    I think what we need to do is to stop care so much for what others do or not do.
    Thank the post that you feel deserve it, no matter who has written it ( just don't ever forget mine and you'll be fine)
    ...BTW, Thank you for the Thank you!;)

    Stop changing your posts all the time. You make my responses seems totally nuts:rolleyes:
     

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