It's one of those messages that nobody wants to get:

"FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY DETECTED"

But that's exactly what I woke up to this morning.

Again.

This is the 3rd time in only about 2 years that my Discover Card has been compromised, and I can't figure out why.

It's always little transactions, this time a $10 charge from Walgreens, so I do appreciate the fact that Discover picked it up and flagged it. I can't tell you the last time I shopped at a Walgreens.

But why does this keep happening?

I try to be responsible with my card, I use Apple Pay whenever I can, which has been lauded for its strong encryption and security, and I usually use PayPal when shopping online so I'm not typing my credit card number in each time.

So how does my account keep getting jacked?

I asked the representative I spoke to at Discover, and he told me that they'll have to investigate further to see if they can figure out what the nature of the activity was (were a slew of numbers stolen? Was it just mine?).

But in the meantime, I'm again having to go through every account that I use that card for with automatic monthly payments (my electric bill, my cell phone bill, etc) to change the account number.

Again.

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