So recently I traveled to Uganda and my stay was productive. However, I had this particular incident with my bank account which I wish to share with you. Just to let you know, I do have a checking account with Stanbic bank-Uganda that I left inactive for the period I was away.
So to activate it I decided to deposit $200 and confirm if everything was fine with it. This is because I wasn’t actually sure if the debit card I had was safe at all.
After depositing, I later checked my account and to my surprise, I found my account was short by $40. This left me perplexed and wondering where my money went. I quickly requested a mini statement through my phone and discovered there was a charge called POS PURCHASE.
Whatever that even means, I have never purchased anything online through my debit card. So I called the Stanbic bank-customer hotline and inquired about it. That’s when I discovered that the charge was actually by EIG*IPAGE. They said it’s a software company but the fact still remained that I have never purchased any software at all.
Having reported that, they immediately canceled my debit card and asked me to go to the bank and request a new card.
Now I know you’re still wondering what EIG*IPAGE charge is? Well, let’s find out together.
What is EIG*IPAGE charge?
I know many of you wouldn’t like to hear that this is a scam but the fact is that it’s actually a scam. Such scams are usual when people buy online but also offline. However in this case we’re not talking about hackers, it’s the actual business that scams you.
EIG*IPAGE charge is actually a fraudulent charge on your debit card/credit card.
If you search about it on the internet, you will discover that many people have actually lost millions of money through this kind of charge.
How to Identify EIG*IPAGE Charge
EIG*IPAGE charge appears on your statement As;
- CHECKCARD EIG*IPAGE
- POS Debit EIG*IPAGE
- POS PUR EIG*IPAGE
- POS PURCH EIG*IPAGE
- POS PURCHASE EIG*IPAGE
- POS REFUND EIG*IPAGE
- PRE-AUTH EIG*IPAGE
- PENDING EIG*IPAGE
- Visa Check Card EIG*IPAGE MC
- Misc. Debit EIG*IPAGE
- CHKCARD EIG*IPAGE
Other similar fraudulent charges may include;
- EIGHTEEN O ONE,DALLAS,TX,USA
- EIGHTIES RESTAURANT N VANCOUVER, BC
- EIGHTY FOOT RD. TRUCK S
- EIG*IPAGE 866-5392854
- EIG*IPAGE 866-5392854 MA
As this pins out, EIG*IPAGE charge is likely to be a computer-generated fraudulent charge. The computer searches random credit card numbers and runs small charges through each of them. When people discover these small charges, they just let them go since they seem so micro. And this is evident since I almost thought that maybe the bank was the one charging me yet it was a scam
The best advice,once you see such a charge on your statement,contact your bank and report immediately.
What do you think about this fraudulent charge and is your account safe? Go through your statement and identify these fraudulent charges to stop losing your hard-earned money recklessly.
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