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Amazon Payments SS# Security Breech?
« on: November 10, 2016, 04:03:49 PM »
I got a call from Chase to verify information on my husband's Amazon cc application.  I told them I DID NOT apply, so she cancelled the app and said that the app was probably generated by someone pressing the pop up when they ordered on Amazon.  I was skeptical and checked with my family members and noone rememebered  accidentally applying.
A few days later I got 2 letters from Chase. One telling my husband that his app was cancelled. A 2nd letter to me that I was approved for an Amazon cc!! And they lowered my credit line on several of my other cards to approve me for a 15K credit line!
a) How did someone get both mine and my husband's ss#?!
{b) How did I get such easy approval despite my 5/24 problem, when I just had to beg for approval of my Sapphire Reserve?}
I spoke with Chase and they cancelled my card, changed from my 'mother's maiden name' to a password, restored the credit lines on my cards, and will send me an identity theft kit.
I asked her if the fraudster had needed to fill in our ss#'s on the app?  She suggested that my ss# was in my Amazon account.  IT IS!!  Amazon payments!


So,  I would ask from a fellow DDFer who still has an Amazon payments account active.  Could you please start an application for an Amazon cc, and see if it loads the ss# for you, or you need to manually add it.  I would feel much better knowing that the security breech is at the Amazon end.


Also:  Everyone- get your SS# out of Amazon ASAP!



Edit:   I just got off from Amazon.  If they had been applied through my Amazon account, I would have gotten a $50 bonus to my Amazon GC balance.  Since I didn't- it probably was not done through my Amazon account.  OH, NO!!!
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Re: Amazon Payments SS# Security Breech?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2016, 04:05:20 PM »
I've seen such a story posted last week

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Re: Amazon Payments SS# Security Breech?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2016, 04:10:39 PM »
Why did Amazon payments have your SS#? Were you a merchant?

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Re: Amazon Payments SS# Security Breech?
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2016, 04:13:44 PM »
Why did Amazon payments have your SS#? Were you a merchant?
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Re: Amazon Payments SS# Security Breech?
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2016, 04:14:50 PM »
Do you remember the $1000 free monthly spending?... :)
Of course but I don't seem to have my SS# entered anywhere on AP, just some credit cards. Hmm maybe I just deleted it already. Thanks for the heads up OP

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Re: Amazon Payments SS# Security Breech?
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2016, 06:55:41 AM »
Same thing happened to my wife - first a letter to verify app info for an Amazon Chase card (also was a hard pull on her report), and then later an Amazon Store card from Synchrony Bank.   I also thought one of her old Amazon (Payment) accounts got hacked, but I saw that an app from there still requires knowing/entering your SSN from scratch.

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Re: Amazon Payments SS# Security Breech?
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2016, 07:12:33 AM »
I just checked through my account & I don't even see a place where to enter a ssn.

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Re: Amazon Payments SS# Security Breech?
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2016, 09:01:28 AM »
It happened to me but I don't have an Amazon payment account

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Re: Amazon Payments SS# Security Breech?
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2016, 10:50:18 AM »
Was it always an Amazon card that everyone here was hit with?  Is it Amazon, or the fraudsters know that getting approved for an Amazon card is easy?  Also, why did he leave my mailing address to receive the card - or at least the letter from Chase that I was approved for the card?  Also, how did he get both my and my husband's SS#??!!


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Re: Amazon Payments SS# Security Breech?
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2016, 11:11:18 AM »

So,  I would ask from a fellow DDFer who still has an Amazon payments account active.  Could you please start an application for an Amazon cc, and see if it loads the ss# for you, or you need to manually add it.  I would feel much better knowing that the security breech is at the Amazon end.
I started the application process, and I need to manually imput my SSN into the application.
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Re: Amazon Payments SS# Security Breech?
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2016, 11:13:38 AM »
I started the application process, and I need to manually imput my SSN into the application.
I appreciate that. Now I know that it really wasn't through Amazon.
It may really be because Amazon cards are easy to get approval.  I was approved despite a 5/24 issue.
How did they get both our SS#s?!?!?
I shred, I consider myself careful. sigh!

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Re: Amazon Payments SS# Security Breech?
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Re: Amazon Payments SS# Security Breech?
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2016, 07:24:44 PM »
For those who are asking about where do they ask you for your ss on amazon Is when you apply for the amazon cc they ask you to fill the social security so assuming that stays on the amazon account for future reference! (in my opinion you must have used someone's computer to order from amazon or someone's phone?   
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Re: Amazon Payments SS# Security Breech?
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2016, 07:37:23 PM »
Unlikely.  Me - certainly not.  My kids - those who might order from my account, have their own phone or computer.
But you're suggesting that a computer that was logged into my account was used, and 'self-populated' with my information including my SS# when applying for an Amazon card. But Dr Moose said he needed to input the SS# when he tried that.

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Re: Amazon Payments SS# Security Breech?
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2016, 02:38:14 AM »
Unlikely.  Me - certainly not.  My kids - those who might order from my account, have their own phone or computer.
But you're suggesting that a computer that was logged into my account was used, and 'self-populated' with my information including my SS# when applying for an Amazon card. But Dr Moose said he needed to input the SS# when he tried that.
Has he had an amazon cc? 
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