I was recently a victim of an online scam, and purchased an item from a fake vendor. I never received the item, did a little research and realized many other people were in my same situation. I immediately contacted my credit card company, put in a fraud claim and was reimbursed for the purchase.
However, when I asked the representative to help me get a new credit card number and freeze my current card, she told me I was absolutely free to do so, but she recommended NOT changing the card number due to the hassle it causes having to switch over so many auto bill accounts, etc, AND that if a vendor contacted them with my name and info they would be required to give them my new credit card number.
This sounded absurd to my husband and I, and I was wondering if anyone else had ever heard anything like this before?
Additionally we are looking into new credit card companies and considering closing this account all together. What are your favorite credit cards with the best cash back bonuses?
This current card was getting us 2percent cash back on all purchases.