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My checking account got hit with fraud overnight. I'm very anal about keeping my info concealed, shredding documents etc. I have mentally traced it to two possibilities recently. Both were handing my debit/credit card to the waitress to pay for lunch. The fraudulent transactions were both online transactions via pay pal using my banking account credit/debit card number. Just by luck I was balancing my account online this morning and noticed the two transactions, one being a $1.00 preauthorization, the other $23.86 which I later found was to buy online music. At least I stopped the bleeding @ $24.86, I used to only check my account every few weeks, and that would have wiped me out for sure. Looks like I'll be my old self and pay cash as much as possible again.