Following on form the "Basrah is beckoning" thread it appears that I am not the only one to have come a cropper due to, I believe, Paradigm Services' handling of my credit card details whilst OOA.
Word of warning, beware Paradigm PCs for mail order etc, I believe it was one of them that nabbed my credit card details (virus), I returned to UK to find someone had been cruising around Europe (literally) at my expense.
Luckily Barackaycard picked up the the tab - £5K +. Better off using the DII machines out there with an IGS.
echo 100% about the paradigm card as guess what....we had our credit cards tapped into....£500 H samuel...great I thought...lovely pressie for me! £750 Ryan air tickets....hmmmmmmm little suspicious where do you go on Ryan air that costs £750...maybe he chartered it...nice romantic gesture....£1000 on Cleaneze products!!!!!!O.k MAJOR ALARM BELLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I called him and said I hoped for his sake it was a hacker!!!! Nationwide brilliant as they caught all fraudulant transactions and we incurred no extra expense.
I warned off my boss and colleagues but thought it was a one off. Has anyone else had similar problems? If so then someone at Paradigm or their Contract Monitors needs to sort it out. They could also be getting the details from when you top up your phone account - they store them for future use, supposedly securely!
Anyone any suggestions on the need to do anything else? I have reported Paradigm to Barclaycard as the source of a possible leak. I hope they get a good kick up the arse!
Out of Area? - Get someone to check your statements!