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  1. #1 Fraudulent use of my credit cards. The only ones I used with 5dimes 
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    If there was ever a way for me to give up gambling for a bit, this is it. I've had to cancel 3 credit cards over the last week due to fraudulent activity. They were only the ones I used to make deposits at 5dimes. I'd like to think it was just a coincidence, but I'm not buying that. I think the servers they used were hacked. Not sure were they're located but on my bills, it's typically been an address in China. Needless to say, they've all been cancelled. I did inform 5dimes of it and the chat lady said they'd look into it (somehow I'm kinda doubting that). I also did a query on it and saw replies on Reddit with others that this has happened to....

    "Just got a call from BoA alerting me to a $1000 transaction on my credit card that triggered a fraud alert.Here is the kicker, someone called in minutes before me and authorized the charge and the card used was a card I reserve only for using with 5dimes so I would know if something happened. 5dimes is the only entity that would have the information needed to do this."

    "I was a victim of ID Theft where someone opened a credit card and checking account in my name. The information used to open the account was directly pulled from the info associated from my 5dimes account (Address had been misspelled when I created my 5dimes account, same error was on the bank account). Detective assigned to the case was able to show me the ID used to open the account, the picture was the exact same one I submitted to 5dimes to verify a payout (not sure why they needed my ID for a bitcoin payout). Iím not sure if they are selling customer data or security is so lax that someone was able to steal it. I suggest monitoring your credit in case this isnít an isolated incident."

    Despite some of the recent comments about them going down for money laundering and the like, I had been able to get money out of them with little problems since those reports (and kept a small balance at all times). But this shit's a little more serious if they are lacking on their security of customer information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bodyforlife View Post
    If there was ever a way for me to give up gambling for a bit, this is it. I've had to cancel 3 credit cards over the last week due to fraudulent activity. They were only the ones I used to make deposits at 5dimes. I'd like to think it was just a coincidence, but I'm not buying that. I think the servers they used were hacked. Not sure were they're located but on my bills, it's typically been an address in China. Needless to say, they've all been cancelled. I did inform 5dimes of it and the chat lady said they'd look into it (somehow I'm kinda doubting that). I also did a query on it and saw replies on Reddit with others that this has happened to....

    "Just got a call from BoA alerting me to a $1000 transaction on my credit card that triggered a fraud alert.Here is the kicker, someone called in minutes before me and authorized the charge and the card used was a card I reserve only for using with 5dimes so I would know if something happened. 5dimes is the only entity that would have the information needed to do this."

    "I was a victim of ID Theft where someone opened a credit card and checking account in my name. The information used to open the account was directly pulled from the info associated from my 5dimes account (Address had been misspelled when I created my 5dimes account, same error was on the bank account). Detective assigned to the case was able to show me the ID used to open the account, the picture was the exact same one I submitted to 5dimes to verify a payout (not sure why they needed my ID for a bitcoin payout). Iím not sure if they are selling customer data or security is so lax that someone was able to steal it. I suggest monitoring your credit in case this isnít an isolated incident."

    Despite some of the recent comments about them going down for money laundering and the like, I had been able to get money out of them with little problems since those reports (and kept a small balance at all times). But this shit's a little more serious if they are lacking on their security of customer information.
    if the charge was made in China is because their CC processor is located there and most of those Asian "processing companies" are a joke, they are in the biz just to steal databases, CC numbers and also steal money from the merchants (be it book, pharma, auction, adult sites) so it doesn't surprise me one bit. Now, the ID theft thing is something to look at and everyone playing there should worry about because it means there someone in there leaking info or helping someone else hack them
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    Thanks for the reply Jay. My sentiments exactly.
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    Same thing happened to me with 2 cards also with 5d..will no longer deposit with CC at 5d
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    I believe that you should be able to get to the bottom of the fraudulent activity, using the descriptor in your statement. with the descriptor you can figure out the company providing the service to 5D and from there do whatever you want to do. Again, not saying all asians IPS' are scammers, but a high percentage of them are and nowadays processing is hard to get and many asians are providing the services to anyone willing to pay the fees
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    i also had 2 cards pooched that are only used at 5Dimes. Both had Chinese originated charges. You never know where or who the processor is going to end up being with them. Ive seen easily 4 different ones listed in my login screens.
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    Just happened to me as well on friday
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    Try Pinnacle or William Hill. High choice. gl
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    Quote Originally Posted by alekin View Post
    Try Pinnacle or William Hill. High choice. gl
    I'm a U.S. customer (they don't except them).
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    A friend just informed me that he had two such incidents with Bovada over the last 6 months (another site that I figured would be better with their CC processors but it appears that none of these internet sports book are immune to it). I had another incident with one of the books that advertise on this site (so I won't mention them). Very disappointing.
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    Same thing happened to me at 5dimes. I have had to cancel 2 cards now because someone was using my card to make purchases online. I chatted with 5dimes and they say that their site is secure but I highly doubt that now.
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    I have had this happen multiple times just this year as well. I keep a low limit on that card so whomever steals it can't get anything worthwhile from walmart.com. The person I talked to about it said their security is better than before, but somehow my card info has been stolen more since this "change" than ever before.
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