We ran across this video that discusses the dangers of eating out. Though this happened in April of 2007, you could still potentially be a victim of this scam. The scam involves credit card skimming, which is where someone who uses your credit card runs it through a device, which records your personal information from the card. They can then make a duplicate card, which appears to be and works just like your card. When used, the charges show up on your account.
The only real way to prevent this is to regularly check your credit and bank card statements and balances. If anything looks out of line, contact your bank immediately to report it.
If you have been the victim of identity theft and have difficulty correcting it revew these articles, Identity Theft Credit Issues and Steps for Reporting Credit Errors on some steps you can take to begin repairing your credit.
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