|The elderly woman simply wanted a free sample of face cream and agreed to pay the shipping cost — $5.99.
But the day after she used her debit card to place the order, the online company put through two different and unauthorized charges, one for $92.92 and another for $89.95. Living on a fixed income, She couldn’t afford to be victimized.|
The fraudulent fees made her account overdrawn, which resulted in a $39 penalty from her financial institution.
From 2015 to 2016, the number of debit cards compromised at ATMs and merchants jumped 70 percent in the US.