facebook ad - CC charge on amex

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I was scanning my amex charges to see if the rad I bought for my ridgeline shipped. I found 2 charges and 2 credits from Facebook ad.. for $50.xx and $20.xx what the flop, I mean I never authorized them to charge for anything, granted they credited me the $$ also, but this is scary. anyone else with facebook ad charges?
 
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Originally Posted By: stockrex
That is the scary part I never gave them my #
Call your credit card company and find out what's going on. Your account may have been compromised.
 
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Yup, call your credit card company asap and go through the fraudulent charge process. Whenever that happens to me, I always make sure my old account gets closed, I get a new account, and I change all passwords with the account. I had my entire account/personal information compromised several years ago. It sucks, but it's part of the new digital age.
 
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Originally Posted By: stockrex
That is the scary part I never gave them my #
Call your credit card company and find out what's going on. Your account may have been compromised.
+1. Unless FB sprouted a virus in your computer (much likely from a porn site or some other underworld site), that intercepted your CC number. Something is compromised...
 

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Originally Posted By: stockrex
But they charged me and few days later credited the same amount back.
Probably a test. Sometimes bandits make small purchases to test the number, sometimes they do this so you might miss is in terms of a zero sum game. Then the $3000 hit comes.
 
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+1 cancel the card and get issued a new one Just because the charge was from "facebook" doesnt mean it actually came from anything to do with the real facebook. and to me a charge and then charge back.. sounds like something a scammer would do to test the card/fraud system.
 
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Originally Posted By: JHZR2
Originally Posted By: stockrex
But they charged me and few days later credited the same amount back.
Probably a test. Sometimes bandits make small purchases to test the number, sometimes they do this so you might miss is in terms of a zero sum game. Then the $3000 hit comes.
BINGO! Cancel that card immediately!
 
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Originally Posted By: JHZR2
Originally Posted By: stockrex
But they charged me and few days later credited the same amount back.
Probably a test. Sometimes bandits make small purchases to test the number, sometimes they do this so you might miss is in terms of a zero sum game. Then the $3000 hit comes.
Agreed. You need to get your AMEX account number changed ASAP!
 

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I called amex and they had no clue, I blocked all charges from facebook going forward. I did not ask for a new # but asked their fraud dept to investigate first. Here is the detail of the merchant placing the charge: FACEBOOK ADVERTISING USA 1 HACKER WAY BLDG 10 MENLO PARK CA 94025-1456 UNITED STATES Additional Information: P6187462615 FACEBOOK ADVERTISING FACEBOOK ADVERTISING Reference: xxxxx Category: Business Services - Advertising Services FACEBK *87N6JRM2 www.FB.ME/ADS CA
 
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Originally Posted By: stockrex
FACEBOOK ADVERTISING USA 1 HACKER WAY BLDG 10 MENLO PARK CA
lol
According to MapQuest, it's actually a legit address though.
 
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Someone stole your card -- to place ads on FB. I would definitely cancel that card #, and have them issue you a new one. Blocking future FB ads will do nothing. They may use it next on Amazon, Paypal, etc.
 

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Originally Posted By: kkreit01
Someone stole your card -- to place ads on FB. I would definitely cancel that card #, and have them issue you a new one. Blocking future FB ads will do nothing. They may use it next on Amazon, Paypal, etc.
I agree, but I found more example of the same charge other people incurred online. I don't want a new CC # as I have auto payment setup....
 
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Originally Posted By: stockrex
Originally Posted By: kkreit01
Someone stole your card -- to place ads on FB. I would definitely cancel that card #, and have them issue you a new one. Blocking future FB ads will do nothing. They may use it next on Amazon, Paypal, etc.
I agree, but I found more example of the same charge other people incurred online. I don't want a new CC # as I have auto payment setup....
Take 5 seconds to edit your auto pays with the new CC #. Don't fool around with this. It can impact your credit rating and everything. Change the card # ASAP! You are playing with fire if you don't. Step 1 when your CC info has been compromised is to notify the company. Step 2 is to immediately get a new CC#.
 
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