Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Spanish Fort Al AKA L.A.
Got Skimmed on Road Trip!
Not sure if this should be here, the non road glide discussion area or the road trip area so I will let the administrators decide as it has a bit of info for all the above.
A few weeks ago I was fortunate to be able to make a 5 day road trip as I had 6 days off from work. So I packed my camping gear and headed out to parts unknown.
I ended up heading west from my home on Mobile Bay (Alabama) to just outside of New Orleans, Hooked a right headed north to Natchez MS to pick up the Natchez Trace. I spent the latter half of the 1st day out heading up the Trace then camped at JEFF BUSBY'S campground.
The second day I continued north along the Trace through Nashville then on up to Cave City to stay at the Mammoth Cave National Park. ( I don't recommend riding through Nashville. I think it is as bad as Atlanta.) I was beginning to think the GPS was taking me around twice as it seemed forever 55miles to clear all the traffic.
Day 3 I headed east along the Davy Crockett Byways over to London Ky then down to the Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge outside of Robbinsville NC. where I spent the next two nights. Riding the Dragon, the Cherohla Sky Way and surrounding areas before heading down to Atlanta then home on day 5.
This trip was made June 21st - 25th. and just a bit over 2,000 miles covered. I used my card here at home on July 1st at Wal-mart and July 4th at a local gas station.
On July 5th I was notified by my Discover Card that my info had been stolen and someone in Chicago IL. had made several purchase before they got greedy and attempted too large of an amount.
The thing is; is that they had an actual had a physical card in hand. A counterfeit.
Needless to say they are correcting the problem and crediting my account. I made a police report at their request and all will be well in a week or so. the only places that I used my card are gas stations, and to make a purchase or two along the way. The card only left my hand 1 time at a restaurant in Cave City. Other than that it was where I personally swiped it. So somewhere along the way it was skimmed.
The discover card agent told me that they usually work pretty fast making me suspicious of my local gas purchase but for them to make a physical card it was probable scanned somewhere on my trip as that takes a bit more time.
Anyway my point is be careful on your journeys and check those card readers more carefully. Also always hit clear after a purchase.
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Last edited by TearlessTom; 07-08-2012 at 11:14 AM.