This HAD to happen just a week before they start shipping.
Couple weeks back, I made a joking comment in a thread "they really should start charging payments before my credit card gets hacked again, as its happened almost every 90 days on the mark".
Guess I should have kept my mouth shut.
So I check my bank statement today, and sure enough, 4 unauthorized charges, totaling almost $150 from EA and Origin services (some duplicated) on my bank/credit card.
So I'm like "I didn't make these charges, wtf"... so I google them... and sure enough, thread after thread of recent posts about people with similar fraud, with far worse charges. Apparently EA/Origina wont acknowledge its a problem yet.http://www.whatsthatcharge.com/ORIGIN-COM-EA-REDWOOD-CITY-CA
EITHER way, my credit card is disabled and I wont receive a replacement for several days. I pleaded with my bank to leave the card open and monitor any activity and just call me to approve it, but they refused, and would only shut down my card. They did acknowledge that they knew of this issue since as early as last week from other activity on other accounts. This close to shipping... damn it.
Only other method I can do until that card arrives is paypal. Guess my place in line is tossed out the window.
I'd advise everyone else here that uses EA/Origin to keep a very close eye on their CC accounts.