If There’s a Charge For $9.84 on Your Credit Card Statement, Time to Panic
If you’re scanning your credit card statement for fraud, you’re probably looking for $3,000 at Best Buy or mysterious charges for first class tickets on Air Ethiopia. But this fraud probably would never catch your eye.
According to the Better Business Bureau, you need to scan your statement and see if you’ve been charged . . . for exactly $9.84.
Apparently a giant network of scammers around the world has been making those small charges on tons of people’s credit cards.
They figured it was easier to avoid being noticed stealing $10 from one million people, than $1 million from 10 people.
The $9.84 charge will look like it’s from a generic company . . . you wouldn’t recognize the name, so you’d probably just think it was a restaurant or something if you were glancing over your statement.
If you do have a random $9.84 charge on your card, call your credit card company immediately, report it, and get a new card.