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    Holiday Shopping Tip
    If you are paying for those Holiday gifts with your Credit/Debit cards be aware of people around you with those Cell Phone/Cameras. One click of a button they can have a snapshot of your card.

    I never even thought about that one until I seen it on the news today. One of the ways the Holiday crooks are targetting shoppers.

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    People actually leave their house to shop?
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    My thoughts exactly... I think it is actually becoming more safe to shop online rather than at the stores. Just as many "crooks" at the malls, if not more.

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    People actually leave their house to shop?

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    Some of us HAD to go out into the real world to shop for Christmas. Everywhere online I looked for a gift that my mom wanted, they were either sold out or wanted twice as much as the ones that were sold out.

    Even worse, I bought a figuarine for my step-mom and come to find out that shipping will take 6-8 WEEKS. It would have been nice if they STATED THAT somewhere on the site.
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    thats why I scratch off the glitter for the numbers on my card
    but its not like they can do anything with the number.

    now a days most online stores if not all ask and require the ccv code of the card.

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    Wow. Never would have thought about phone cameras. Thanks Chet.

    The kids and I went out last Sat. Man oh man. What a mess.

    When I got home I told Grandma that I was not going anywhere on the weekend until after Christmas. If I can't get it online it will have to wait until a weekday or after the holiday shoppers quit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HardwareGeek
    now a days most online stores if not all ask and require the ccv code of the card.
    Exactly. And on top of that, most stores do address verification aswell.

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    The kids and I went out last Sat. Man oh man. What a mess.
    I feel the pain. I had to go out yesterday. I'm not a big fan of any type of shopping to begin with. It usually takes me about 15 minutes to get where I was going in peak traffic. It took me about 45 minutes yesterday. And the parking lot...egads..it was a free for all. I have to go out again today. The only saving grace is that I had a great idea for the PERFECT gift this morning, so that will ease the pain just a bit. I'll don my Santa cap and a brave smile before I head out. Now if the store is sold out (even though they say it's in stock online) then you may be seeing me on the evening news.

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    Good heads up on the card Chet!

    If I can, I will go out at 6:30AM (or earlier) to stores that are open - there definitely is not much of a rush at this time of day!
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