If you have credit or debit cards, you may want to examine your recent activity. Numerous reports are popping up across the web with reports of very small purchases being made by Adele Services. Most of the reports are showing $0.10-$0.25 transactions occurring anywhere from mid-November through the last few days.
On your bank account or credit card statement, you will likely see this by the transaction: ADELE SERVICES 800-764-8104 NY or GFDL 800-764-0847 TX
If you encounter any of these transactions, you should alert your bank or card issuer right away. It’s still unclear as to how these card numbers have been obtained. It is possible that a retailer database has been hacked. Some are suggesting that these small transactions are just tests to find valid accounts where much larger fraudulent purchases will be made in the future. Others say it could be a scheme to try and funnel small, and hopefully unnoticeable amounts from a large number of people. Whatever the reason, if you’ve been affected, you want to get that card canceled and a new one issued immediately to prevent further damage.
Here are a few discussions that alerted me to this scam:
800 Notes Discussion
If you have been affected by this, or have any additional information, feel free to provide more details such as how much was charged, and on what date. Since there isn’t a lot of information concerning this scam yet, the quicker people become aware of it and take action to remedy it, the less damage will be done.
Author: Jeremy Vohwinkle
My name is Jeremy Vohwinkle, and I’ve spent a number of years working in the finance industry providing financial advice to regular investors and those participating in employer-sponsored retirement plans.