Finance Crime is Annoying

Authors: Kévin <>

Date: 2022-02-01



A couple days ago one of my card details were breached somewhere and it was used to make a 230 000 VND purchase on Play store. I stopped the card so quickly, while Google is still investigating, I managed to prevent the transaction from being claimed.


The moral of this story, get a bank that gives you real time notifications of usage, that can geoblock cards to certain countries, and that you can decide the limits / if it can be used in cash machines. I caught the person testing the card with a small limit (230000VND is about 8€) before ramping it up or trying to score it elsewhere.


This is particularly important if your bank will hold a deposit for card disputes (usually per transaction), and good luck doing that if all your funds are gone three days later when it shows up on the statement.




Made with disdain à Paris • Barcelona • Oslo </3