I received a charge of 14.95 on June 5, 2010 also. Lets hunt them down and provide them a little justice
Ad me to the pile as well,they tried to buy plane tickets to greece as well
I had a fraudulent charge for $14.95 plus a $1 holding charge from JPEG Soft Magic on my Mastercard made on June 5th 2010. I did not buy anything on that date not did I use that credit card for well over 10 days before and after that, so when I checked my balance it was an instant red flag!
As one other had said, my card was fairly new as well, only had it for about 3 months. The only two places that I have used it to where the numbers are stored online (which I always choose not to have done if I have that option) are Paypal and Nascar.com.
I'd have guess/say that my Paypal account must have been the one that was hacked.
If you see any charges by JPEG Soft Magic, it is indeed a fraud!
Call your credit card issuer and cancel your card and dispute the charge ASAP!
I hope they catch these punks and they rot away in prison!
JPEG SOFT MAGIC 888-245-1922 FL, 14.95 charge for gawd knows what?
Ugh, another scam.
We weren't even called! Just charged.
This is a lot more difficult to deal being in Afghanistan right now. Thanks for the post letting us all know what's going. Mine only has a $1.00 hold on it, but still, this makes me really angry since I probably won't see my next card for a couple of months.
I didn't use my card through paypal, but did to a handgun supply store in Wisconsin about two weeks ago, most likely the source of the leak.
Found charges for $14.95 and and $1.00 on my MasterCard. Called the bank and then called the 888 number, which went to voice mail immediately. The message asks for the last 6 digits of the CC no. No way! I have alerted the bank's fraud department, cancelled the card and had a new one issued. The scammers will not get MY money. Good lesson here: Check your accounts online frequently. If anything seems out of place, check it out! You don't need to pay for fraud protection - the bank has 60 days to reverse any charges.
I didn't buy from that site but still had the $14.95 charged to my card.
I got a charge of JPEG SOFT MAGIC 888-245-1922 for 14.95 show up on my online banking and a 1.00 hold amount. It showed that it was refunded but everyone that gets this should cancel their card IMMEDIATLY if not sooner.
Found a charge for $1.00 then $14.95 on my cc alerted my navy credit union and was told to call the number first then dispute if can't get resolution from call.I then tried with same result as others with automated system charge was posted as jpeg soft magic with same 888-245-1922 number.I then found this site called bank back and stopped the cc.hopefully my bank will at least be able to stop this from happening to others at nfcu or maybe be able to trace the persons, I know they have a very big fraud department and take it personnal when someone tries to defraud a military institution or person.
A follow-up to above post......I discovered Blue Nile was an online jewelry store. I called them basically just to say, "hey! don't mail out the merchandise!" Turns out THEIR fraud team discovered it first, then notified my Visa. That was how I got the call.
Now this is a fairly new card. The only purchases recently were low dollar from Amazon. (never had a problem with them). I did recently make an ebay purchase using PayPal, but I have been using them since they started and have never had a problem. Coincidentally, I just made an online purchase for a DVD Slideshow software from Thomas Software.....then 5 days later, all of this activity shows up? It only takes ONE bad employee......
Card cancelled......afidavit of fraud report will be filled out soon. Just remember, you are NEVER liable for fraudulent charges. Don't fall for those credit card protection plans. You don't need them.
Okay, I received a call from my visa card calling to verify transactions on my card. I looked at my transactions online first. I noticed the $14.95 from MS One Time. Saw all of these posts and knew it was fraudulent. When I called my bank back, they also read off a small .78 cent transaction along with a BIG $500 transaction to Blue Nile (whatever that is). I think these people test small dollar amounts first to make sure they go through and then hit you with a big one. This one hasn't even showed up online yet, so it must have just happened. You should cancel your card right away before this starts happening to you. This card I ONLY use for online purchases so there ya go......First time I've ever had a fraud problem in over 30 years of credit though, so I've been lucky.
I saw the charge appear on my Discover Card, and immediately disputed it. After seeing all the reports here, I then called back in and reported the number stolen. I wonder which database got hacked?
One more victim
Same thing on my credit card - $14.95 from MS One Time 888-245-1922 FL. Called credit card customer service and asked what it was for and they said it was listed as a Software purchase. I would remember if I bought Software on Mother's Day. Anyway, customer service is going to get me a credit they say. We'll see.
Same name, number, charges.
Called and canceled card.
There is probably something consistent between all the victims here.
Think about where you may have used your card. I'm an IT student and I suspect this is an online source. How many of the victims have used their card with paypal in the past month or so before the charges too place. I know I have.
What about any purchases from www.penguinsexpress.com ?
I'm with "Stillwater, Oklahoma 's " post above. someone's customer database got hacked, but who?
Another One to the Pile
This happened to me as well. Same number, charges, etc. I called and cancelled my card right away and am seeking reimbursement.
i had the sam thing happen to me
I also notice on my online checking that there was a $1.00 + $14.95 pending charge on my acct. from MS ONE TIME 888 245 1922 Fl
And when calling the phone number listed with the transaction,asking for the last 6 digits of card number....I hung up and went straight to my bank,put in the dispute,close out card and applyed for new one.....How do these crooks get their information ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
I was never called. I noticed this $14.95 transaction cleared 5 days earlier. Nothing identified a company on the 888-245-1922 phone number, mine too was listed as "MS ONE TIME FL"
I was suspicious when it didn't identify but asked for last 6 digits of CC#. I wouldn't do it at first because I felt it could be a way of CONFIRMING the validity of the CC# without raising suspicion. It stated that a "refund" had been issued...for TODAY'S DATE. How convenient!
My bank had no luck discovering the identity either. I disputed the transaction and cancelled my card.
I suspect this is the result of a DATABASE HACK, ans the numbers compromised are spread-out across the country and various banks.
Well I to had the $14.95 charge and then the $1.00 charge. The charges on my account were from MS ONE TIME out of Florida. Being from Texas I didnt recognize the transaction and called my bank (Wells Fargo).I caught mine as they were still pending and notified the bank. They were able to cancel my card and reissue a new one as well as dispute these two charges. The funny thing is, wells not so funny, I have my debit card with me and have never let anyone use it before. Makes me wonder how someone could generate my debit card number randomly. Anyways as someone in the law enforcement field I would recommend anyone reading this to notify family and friends of these charges so that they can be on the look out.
I just noticed this $14.95 charge on my online banking statement. I too called the number and when it asked me to punch in the last 4 digits of my debit card, I hung up. I plugged the number into bing and found this site. Thanks for the warning and I will be at my bank first thing monday morning!!!
After checking my balance on my card I notice (2) pending charges from "MS One Time". The amounts were $14.95 & $1.00. I did not recognize the charges so I called 888 245-1922 and got voice mail right away. Then I went online to find this to be a scam. How they got my card number without ever speaking to me is a mystery. Who ever is doing this should be locked up and have the key thrown away!! Of course I cancel my card immediately and will be seeking reimbursement!
Charge for $14.95 on credit card bill. Called credit card company & they called the number. Recording said the charge would be credited back to my account in 2-3 days. Yeah right!!
Mad card holder
Yes I put money on my walmart to get back and see that this 14.95 plus 1.00 was taken from it. I just called to cancel this card and get a new card number. If I get my hands on this person he will wish he hadn't put me through this trouble.
I found a $14.95 transaction on my account when I checked my online banking and this number showed up in the details with a name 'MS One Time'. I did not authorize this transaction. I called this number, turns out to be a sham prerecording and still has the nerve to ask,"If you don't recognize the transaction on your bank statement, press 1". If you press one, they then ask you to press the last 6 digits of your debit or credit card number (which I nor any smart person wouldn't do...I hope). Other options included pressing 2 for customer service and 3 to leave a message. Pressing 2 gets you elevator music and a another false message that all reps are busy and I wouldn't dare bother with 3. I did some more digging and put this number through Bing.com and got this website:
Guess what? Yup, another sham business front. There's another number on there with a 614 area code and when I called, goes straight to voicemail of some guy named "Kareem".
So, if you see this charge, you've been duped. Freeze your account and change card numbers, and file a dispute claim to get your money back.
Total scam! Call your bank immediately!!! Get your card frozen and reissued a new card. This is no joke.
If you see a transacation in any of your statements, associated with this phone number, alert your bank IMMEDIATELY. It is totally fraudalent and is an unauthorized transaction!!!!!!!!!!!!! The phone number is a total scam too - and a poor front. Couldn't you all have been a bit more clever? Your phone number is a total farse and that is obvious from the beginning. Retire from being criminals - - you are not that good at it. Stick to panhandling.