What can I do if someone steals my credit card number and makes purchases?

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If your credit card number is stolen (not the actual card), you aren’t liable for the unauthorized charges. Just dispute the charges with your credit card company. You can do this in a number of ways

  • online 
  • by calling the number on the back of your card
  • by writing to the credit card company by certified mail and return receipt requested (within 60 days after the first bill containing the unauthorized charges was mailed to you) with your
    • name
    • address
    • account number
    • description of the charges, including the amount and date