Reddit user AshesfallforAshton found himself both frustrated and perplexed after realizing his credit card had been compromised – leading him down an unexpected path that ultimately resulted in receiving an email from whoever had compromised it.
AshesfallforAshton was keenly aware of the potential damage, so took swift action in response to what he viewed as suspicious activity on Priceline and immediately reported it to his bank. After canceling the compromised card he logged into Priceline to gain any potential insight into who used his data.
While browsing Priceline, AshesfallforAshton discovered he could cancel the flight that the hacker had booked without incurring additional charges from Priceline or their bank. Rather than deal with this inconvenience alone, AshesfallforAshton took matters into his own hands and canceled it without incurring additional fees from Priceline or its bank.
One day later, AshesfallforAshton received an unusual email. What made this one remarkable was that it included a photograph and phone number for the individual responsible. Surprisingly enough, the flight booking listed identical names for both parties involved!
AshesfallforAshton was both annoyed and intrigued to receive this unexpected letter indicating that someone had used stolen credit card information to contact her inquiring about her canceled flight.
While this peculiar encounter may seem out of the ordinary, it serves as a timely reminder of how complex online fraud and hacking are. AshfallforAshton’s story underscores the necessity of promptly reporting credit card fraud while emphasizing strong online security practices.
Person who hacked my credit card emailed me asking why I canceled his flight.
AshesfallforAshton may have taught the hacker an unexpected lesson in ethical conduct when he chose to refund the flight rather than press charges against it.
This incident illustrates that the internet can be an unpredictable place; even perpetrators of online crimes might reach out for assistance regarding their canceled flights. Make sure to check our Credit Card Guides.