Yesterday, my fiancé tried to use his debit card at the gas station and was told by the machine that it couldn't authorize his card. He discovered a strange purchase on his online account, and when he called the bank, a customer service representative told him a freeze had been placed on the account because of the mystery transaction. Seems someone in another country somehow got ahold of his details, so thank goodness they immediately caught it.
He certainly is not alone — just this week, 11 men in five countries were charged with stealing more than 40 million credit card numbers from US retailers. Has someone ever stolen, or tried to steal, your card information?