Did Adele Services Charge Your Credit Card? The Company Does Not Exist

The Boston Globe says that credit card users are noticing a mysterious charge for about 25 cents from Adele Services in Melville, NY. The trouble is, “There is no business by that name listed in Melville, or registered to any business anywhere in New York, for that matter.” No one knows yet whether these small charges are tests for larger unauthorized debits, or if this is the entire scam. Either way, check your statement and be sure to file a dispute—and request a new card—if you come across it.

“Mysterious credit card charge may have hit millions of users” [Boston Globe] (Thanks to Klay!)

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