An odd thing happened Friday, I went to the ATM to withdraw money, and I received the message that said, "Unauthorized Use." I thought maybe I put in the wrong pin, so I swiped and tried again. I received the same prompt! What could be going on?!
I took the next logical step and called the card company. They explained that my card had a block on it and they were sending me a new card because my information was compromised at a Sonic restaurant. Huh? In my head, I realize it has been a while since I've even been to a restaurant. On Saturday, I received another letter from another bank card saying that I was going to be reissued a new card. Wow! The situation was unusual because my friend had just told me earlier that week how her card was compromised at a Bojangles restaurant. What is going on with the fast food restaurants?! So, I wanted to make a post with some tips and what to look for so you won't become a victim.
These are some simple ways to guard yourself against credit card misuse and fraud. Unfortunately, there are some dishonest people in the world, but it's up to you to make sure you do all you can to guard yourself. I hope this post helps someone else so you too won't become a victim.
Update: Upon further research, the Sonic breach of information occurred last year, and the ill effects are still lingering.
Have you had an issue at a fast food restaurant? I want to hear it. Please leave your comments below.