On Feb 10 2011 I linked my AMEX credit card to my paypal account because they promised faster deposits etc..
On April 10th my Amex card was hit with a fraudulent charge of 28 dollars then on April 19 another charge of 49.99.
This is what they posted on my amex:
TRANSACTION DESCRIPTION: PAYPAL *PROTEKTRADI 4029357733 CA
DOING BUSINESS AS: MARK PAYPAL
MERCHANT TYPE: INTRNT P2P CNSMR PMT
Transaction Date: Apr 10, 2011
Post Date: Apr 10, 2011
Reference No: xxx some number
Merchant Address: 2145 HAMILTON AVE SAN JOSE CA 95125-5905
I never authorized this transaction called Paypal customer service they said they will investigate 10 business days. Seems someone used your account and paid via “guest payment” where you only input the credit card number and address.
Not sure how my how my credit card information got out. I was always careful using it only time it gets out of my site is at a restaurant but still they dont know my address to use it on paypal….
I really suspect that some credit card information got stolen from some ” Securely stored brand company” as I never used my card with any small company. Just amazon, paypal or dominos…
Posting this article to remind you that you need to review your credit card statement thoroughly and if you see anything similar to the description above make sure you check that it is a transaction that you authorized.
Waiting for paypal to resolve this charge will keep you updated.
10 Days later Paypal issued AMEX a credit and I could see the credit 15 days later on my account. Had to cancel my credit card and get a new one.