While trying to book a flight 2 days ago, and after several attempts I noticed that my credit card was not accepted. I knew I had money in.
It was midnight and the girl in charge at the Bank asked me to call the following morning as she had no access to details of transactions.
I book that night with my husbandís card a one way ticket I found cheap.
Next morning I call the branch office we have in our area and I am informed that I owe the bank something like 900 euros for this month.
We are the type of people who NEVER buy if we donít have the money just take advantage of the 40 days the bank gives us, and as soon as the bill comes we pay up the whole amount at once.
I was satisfied hearing that, and later on I try to book the return flight with my card since I thought it was ok now.
Again it was refused, and after I call the bank I find out that somebody used my card and bought things through internet. There are 3 purchases Ė 850 - 600 and 500 or something like that. A sum of 2000 euros the same time (midnight time in Greece)
I was asking the bank again and again not to give me more than 1.500 credit instead of 5.000 . I used to call every month, and I managed to have it 1.500 the first month but then again they automatically increase itÖ.I donít know. If ever I spent more than 1.500, I could go to the bank, pay, and have more credit!
Anyway, the bank saw these 3 purchases and does nothing. If it wasnít for the 2nd attempt I would have gone to pay off the whole amount, and automatically give access to more money to be taken from my account.
I have no card now, and I was asked to send a fax and a letter telling them that I donít accept the 3 or 4 transactions being made. The purchasing seems to be made in the United States.
The bank told me that they are going to investigate the whole thing, and I will have news in about 45 to 60 days from now. They will try to find from which computer the purchase was made.
The people at the bank told me not to worry because if it is proved that it is not me who bought, they will refund the money. I am not planning to pay the 2000 which are going to appear in next monthís bill account anyway. They had my passport photocopied, and I sent back the card Ö..Probably they want to see if I ever traveled to the USA.
How easy do you think it is to find who did it? Will they ever find out, and do you think I have a chance to get my money back? Ė ( if I give it next month)
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