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# 101
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Old 09-10-2008, 2:10 PM
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Hiya, I have backtracked all my manoeuvres over the last week. There are three possible places where i think it (whatever it may be? cloning?) could have happened as I have not made any online purchases in months.
At a bank cashpoint (but wouldn't they have my pin number?) and at a shop beginning with a T or another, beginning with an M. I know you can't name it, but is it any of these?
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Old 16-10-2008, 11:31 AM
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Default A thief with a sense of humour?

I too have been a victim of a WP-SCOACH transaction. Tyring to find out more about it, I did a search for SCOACH, and discovered that it is urban slang for 'to steal with extreme stealth'!

A thief with a sense of humour is still a thief!
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Old 16-10-2008, 3:10 PM
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Hmm, for the past few days I've noticed that in my available balance in my Halifax account is 2.50 less than the amount in it, meaning a payment may be coming out of it soon. I haven't used my card for anything 2.50. I've recently used it on a website to order my graduation gown, and that is the only time I have ever used that card. Do you think someone could be using it somewhere? I'll wait and find out.
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Old 16-10-2008, 5:17 PM
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Hi, I am a fraud officer for a major bank and i monitor a/c's daily for these tester transactions, have you had a phonecall or a message left asking you to confirm some transactions? If your a/c is showing 2.50 down in available funds but not off your balance and you haven't made the purchase it could be a 1 testers but because of bank fees for overseas they had 1.50 on so it shows as 2.50 debiting, then in most cases it drops back into your available funds, in some cases it debits where it is stagecoach for example, others are itunes, napster, top up to mobile companies and small payments to charities, fraudster think we dont question why you are giving to a charity. you may find your bank are on to it and your card gets blocked for safety, give them a call and ask as you may need a nw card.
Dont sit on it as mentioned in a previous post the a/c could be emptied overnight.
Hope this helps, x
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Old 16-10-2008, 5:22 PM
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I've noticed a WP_scoach payment on my account today, I couldn't identify it, and called the bank, whilst racking my brain to see if I could remember spending the money. I popped the name into google and came to the one reliable source - Money Expert.

Whilst on the phone to the bank, I mentioned that this company had been taking fraudulent payments for months - I quoted this forum as an example of the number of people who had been ripped off - and asked, if a company is persistently taking money like this, why is the bank continuing to let it happen. The guy I was speaking to said that if it showed as a persistent problem, the bank would eventually contact the police to follow up on the fraud.

I think the dates and stories in this page show a long enough period of ongoing frauds for the banks to have acted by now. Anyone got any idea why they haven't or can't?

Unfortunatly we have to remeber these companies are real companies and are as much affected by fruad as us, they are targetted for fraudsters to test card details and if they work they go on to bigger purchases, stagecoach believe they are seling a ticket,
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Old 17-10-2008, 3:57 PM
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Update:

Phoned Halifax. They told me its a company called RSA security. And that it's something to do with them checking my account, but they deposit the money back in, or something like that.

I've noticed my HSBC is missing a pound now! I cant remember using it, but I use that card a lot lol. It only appeared today.
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Old 25-10-2008, 12:52 PM
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and another one here - WP scoach-eticket STOCKPORT for 1.50.

nationwide did really well here and nailed the next transaction that came through, 3 days later, KurtGeiger online for 243.

i live abroad, and debit card only gets used for big name company online trnx, or at a local cashpoint. Never leaves my sight. So must have been either an insider selling card details from somewhere, or malaware on my pc (unlikely, but off to scan it now :rolleyes
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Old 05-11-2008, 7:57 PM
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Hi

just came across this post when checking my bank transactions and came accross a payment to "WP-Scoach Eticket STOCKPORT" after finding this thread i then checked any statements i had from this date, and it turns out that this transaction was payment for MEGABUS tickets.

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This is a warning to all...

This morning I logged in to my internet banking to see if a cheque I had paid in had cleared. While I was at it, I noticed a transaction for 1.50 which I did not remember making. The name of the transaction was "WP-STAGECOACH-SERV". THis struck me as odd, as I would never normally use my debit card for such a small transaction and I didn't recognise the name.

A bit of Google research turned up the following: this kind of transaction occurs when your credit card details have been "skimmed" and the perpetrators will try and put through a small transaction to "test the water". If the transaction succeeds, a few days later they will clean you out. People have lost as much as 16,000 in this way.

One change of underwear later I headed down to Lloyds with my card in my sweaty little paw. They got onto their fraud department who agreed that, yes, the transaction was fraudulent, and cancelled my card. And not a moment too soon as the 1.50 transaction was 10 days ago. I could have been hours away from losing a couple of thousand pounds!

I have my suspicions as to where the fraud originated. The main purpose of this post is to warn people to keep an eye on their bank account and, if there are any small transactions you don't remember making, beware!
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Old 29-12-2008, 7:35 PM
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ive had this happen to me on christmas eve, going through the process of recovering the lost monies at the moment..

the only online website I use my card on is www.play.com and they are the only ones that retain your full card details for future purchases..anyone else use play.com on here?
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Old 14-01-2009, 11:28 AM
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Default wp scoach eticket

hi, logged on to my bank account and found a debit for 1.50, for wp scoach eticket? does any one know who they are? i know it could be fraud because i rang my bank pronto, and they cancelled my debit cards, and thats a major pain in the but, i only use my debit card 4 shopind at asda and petrol,, how have these people got my debit card number??? any ideas are grateful,, martin
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Old 30-01-2009, 10:22 PM
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Need advice please.

My stupid 18 yr old son decided the other night after he had been drinking to go online at the the request of a girl who he knows locally who apparently has a slot on webcams.com.

He signed up to the 2.99 trial offer.

He says he cancelled the offer not long after saying he had received the cancellation email but he had deleted it.

On his bank statement he is showing 1 transaction to wcbilling.com for 4.78 and another transaction to BT Online for 4.71.(even more stupid of him was his account was empyt yet the bank still allowed the transactions to go through and put him overdrawn so waiting to see the overdraft chages on top now)

He is adament that he only tried the one website but as he was drunk i am not 100% believing him.

We have tried to access the webcam account with his details but not getting anywhere as no account showing so it is pointing to the account being cancelled.

Only problem no is that 11 days later he has had 22.72 debited from his account to BT Online again.

Only problem is i cannot get any info on this BT Online to find out if it is associated with the webcams.com or somone else.
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Old 08-02-2009, 5:39 PM
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wcbilling.com is the processor for webcams.com

The girl he knew, has made about 20 out of him by the way, as a pay per join affiliate I suspect. (I run webcam affiliate sites)

The good news is that webcams.com are one of the more reputable webcam people ouiut there. However, that email he got. He will have needed to "confirm" his account removal.

Also the way it works is that for each show or "premium area" there is a fee associated with it. That 22 is just the result of that one night. Try emailing webcams.com. If that gets you nowhere, cancel the card. Thats probabily easiest.
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Old 27-02-2009, 2:04 AM
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Joy. Looks like I've just been done by whoever is using WP-SCOACH ETICKET as well. They made a transaction to that site for £10.50, then followed it up with £155 to "LONDON BOROUGH OF NEWH", which, if it's legitimate, can only be Newham Council, who I will be phoning first thing tomorrow morning.

Edit: Hmm... Got another one earlier in the month: LBI PAYPHONE for £5.28. I haven't used a pay phone since October. And another two from LTSB NETWORK RAIL for £60.00 each. I went to Amsterdam in October, but these came through in December... :/

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Old 27-02-2009, 2:29 AM
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Unfortunatly we have to remeber these companies are real companies and are as much affected by fruad as us, they are targetted for fraudsters to test card details and if they work they go on to bigger purchases, stagecoach believe they are seling a ticket,
To be honest, this really isn't an excuse. Those companies should be implementing fraud-prevention measures. My previous employer (a VoIP company) had put in a lot of them over a short period of time, and they cut their fraud level by about 90%. They're not complicated things, either; checking that the IP of the buyer is in the country of their billing address; checking that the buyer isn't in a black-listed country; checking that they're not using a black-listed delivery address; keeping records of all transactions, etc. It's not hard.
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Old 05-04-2009, 9:38 PM
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I just checked my balance today to find three charges from two different companies.

The first of which I am sure is committing fraud. They charged me $1.94 then shortly after two other charges were made for $303.10 twice from this Wp-Scoach Eticket Stockport.

I a made a google search to find all of the other people whom have been charged as well.

Only thing is I do not know how they got my information outside of somehow hacking into my computer?

At any rate this wp-Scoach eticket company is in UK?

I am in the US, how on earth could a company that is in another country on another continent be allowed to charge my card?

This wp coach company ought to be shut down...just look at all of these fraudulent charges that they have made.

I am having to now cancel my card and also out of the funds until the credit card company has waited 10-business days after receiving my dispute letter.

This is total crap
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:45 PM
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This wp coach company ought to be shut down...just look at all of these fraudulent charges that they have made.
The coach company have made no fraudulent charges - they are a legitimate business.

They have been defrauded (along with you) by fraudsters unknown.

WP is World Pay, who handle card transactions for stagecoach and many other companies (a bit like paypal) - so the coach company aren't even directly involved.
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Old 02-05-2009, 1:57 AM
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After sending in my dispute letter to my credit card company I got a returned amount of $303.10 credited back into my account on 23 April 2009.

Then yesterday which I have just found out today the exact same company charged the amount right back to my card again???

It's been 7-days since the 23rd April 2009, they simply returned my money then they have placed an interception.

Which I don't care what the hell the bank says about this company having still having my information.I cancelled then got a new card with completely different information.

Apparantly they must have some automated type system for intercepting cash once in your account.

Today is 1st May 2009, yesterday I put $300 into my account prior to doing this a checked and had a positive balance.

I ordered two of three things online which I had intended the money on the card to pay for.

This morning while trying to make the third purchase my card came back declined?

Only to notice after checking online my account that these sobs' have charged my card with a date of 30 April 2009.

In other words even though I had loaded my card and already made two purchases they took out the money after the fact?

This means that they are somehow either connected to some sophisticated computer network such that they over road my purchases even though they went on before they could ever have known there was any money in my account even.

So, now I know that wp stagecoach is not a victim as I am, to the contrary they are the criminals'.

They likely are part of either the government or financial sector, either way they diffinetly are not legitmate.

I know have this same !!!!!!!!

that I must deal with again with the !!!!ing loss of money that I had set aside to get badly needed supplies~!!!

These government asswholes are all so corrupt that it is beyond comprehension.

No one can tell me otherwise ...

you don't have some hacker take out money to put it back in then take it out again?

What the hell is this???

That's why I know for a fact this is either ebay/paypal and/or my own credit card company and/or some governmental agency that is connected to either of these and to them it is simply a joke~!!!

Otherwise what in the hell is the point?

Logic says it all...this is not even about the $303.10...hell if it was a regular hacker then why in the hell would they even bother with a few hundred dollar s when they could just transfer out billions from some account somewhere.!!!!

I could kill these !!!!s IF they had the courage to be men and stand up to my face I'd beat the !!!! out of 'em.

I have better things to do than write dispute letters twice in less than a !!!!ing month.

Then wait around for weeks just to get the use of money that I needed to spend right away weeks earlier.

From the exact same company of arsewholes???

wp stagecoach whatever the !!!!kk thier names are need to be closed down if ever I go to the UK they better hope they are not public

Is this what the UK is all about a country so financially !!!!ed that they must steal Americans data just to get by...!!!! ~!!!!

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Old 04-06-2009, 2:59 PM
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I came to this forum after searching for WP-SCOACH ETICKET.

I called by LloydsTSB yesterday after my debit card had been refused at a cash machine and they said they had put a block on it because of suspicious activity. A payment to Thames Water for 300 had been requested (I live in the north of England) and had been blocked by LloydsTSB.

When checking my account today a 1.50 payment was made to WP-SCOACH ETICKET.

So firstly thanks to LloydsTSB for recognising this and swiftly cancelling my card and secondly I would really like to know how they got my details. My main suspicions are currently Paypal, whom I have an account with and the fact my PC was infected with a trojan virus last week with has been subsquently cleaned.
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Old 25-07-2009, 5:22 PM
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I too googled WP-SCOACH TICKET and arrived here, sadly too late like many others I suspect. Yep, same thing has happened to me last weekend. I received a call early last Sunday morning from my credit card company who are SO on the ball, asking me if I went online shopping in the early hours of the morning, buying coach tickets, clothes from RiseFashion, whoever they may be clothes from New Look etc. Of course I did not and the card was immediately blocked, a little too late. I presume a full investigation will be made before my account, which has now shot up by 800.00 extra on an already high credit card bill, can be adjusted, in the meantime, the interest is adjusted and my payments will be increased to match the new total? *Insert swear word*.

I actually cannot believe that it was so easy for this to happen. I have to actually get permission to use my card in the first place, right? This was set up after they notified me that a potentially fraudulent transaction was queried (a kettle from Tesco!). Er, no, that was actually me. But I thought hey, at least they are checking, it might be better if I have to have permission to use my own card, a nuisance but it could be added security so I never minded. I went on a trip in May and had to make sure my card was authorised to use in a different town, I was told if I had not phoned up first, I would not have been able to use it to pay my hotel bill, it was fine in the end, no problems.

The card has not been used since that trip, so why oh why, if at 2 in the morning, all of these weird transactions suddenly started happening could I not have been alerted there and then? Because they are only open between 8 a,m. - 8 p,m. that's why

One transaction for 241.00 for Republic's menswear was not accepted but 17 coach tickets were. At 40.00 a go.

It's madness.
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Old 26-07-2009, 1:06 PM
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This is similar to what happened with my Halifax card while I was on holiday - 2 small transactions went through, a week later, they cleared the lot out, I got home, discovered it, reported it, cancelled the cards and had an emergency 500 overdraft for living costs, the fraudsters STILL tried to put through transactions - Halifax informed me 2 were attempted 2 days after I cancelled the cards.
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