I received a call from my credit card company to verify three recent charges at Beuhler's in Wooster, and Orrville, Ohio.
NOPE, I've never been to a Beuhler's store and I've never been in Wooster or Orrville, Ohio. The only thing I know about Wooster is that there is a college there and that Orrville is the home of Smucker's.
I was SKIMMED!
After charges of $200 and $205, the card was denied at a third location. Of course I won't have to pay the charges, but the credit card had to be destroyed, a new one issued, and fraud investigation reports will need to be filed.
In reading about skimming, I learned that the most prevalent skimming sites are ATMs and gas stations. I had not used that card for ATM withdrawals, and anyone who knows me knows that I do not pump gas; thus it wouldn't have been used at gas stations. I reviewed my credit card statement and there were only three local places where I used the card. I won't be frequenting those places again.
See here a report about skimming:
Read the link from a report a friend did about skimming: