VODAFONE NORTH SYDNEY AUS

The credit card or debit card charge VODAFONE NORTH SYDNEY AUS was first spotted on June 26, 2014. This charge has been reported as trusted by 7 users, 128 users marked the credit card charge as suspicious.

Do you know what the source of this charge is? Have you seen VODAFONE NORTH SYDNEY AUS on your credit card, debit card, or prepaid charge card? If so, please comment below!

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What people are saying...

David kinder on September 26, 2018

Unauthorised charge on my cash passport multi currency card for $125 to Vodafone north Sydney. Made twice on separate cards.

Lisa Quain on October 05, 2018

Strange, weird charge of only $1 to Vodafone North Sydney, my credit card has been scammed and the card was only replaced from a previous unauthorized transactions 2 weeks ago. We can only blame foreign ownership, as they put all us all at risk by giving our private detail to scammers in foreign countries, and unfortunately some of my Australian bills are paid to foreign companies, who require my credit card details.

Cam M on October 08, 2018

I came across the same scam today. I was reviewing my account statements and found 2 transactions both for $60 each which were to VODAFONE NORTH SYDNEY. 1 was at 5:36am on Saturday morning while I was asleep, and the other was in August 2018 which I hadn't noticed until now. I have never used Vodafone and never plan on using them. I am in Vic. Reported to bank. The bank advised they would pursue and arrange refunds within 3 days from today. I also had to get a replacement card as a result.

Steve on October 11, 2018

Overnight charge of $10 to my cc. Vodaphone North Sydney. I'm not in Sydney and don't use vodaphone ever. Also a simultaneous payment of $200 to Telstra shop. Spoken to bank and Telstra. Likely fraud.

Megan on December 28, 2018

Had $30 taken from my account two weeks ago, only just noticed. I'm not even with Vodafone. The bank is investigating and my credit card has been cancelled.

John on January 29, 2019

I had this happen to me - Amount was deducted around 2am. Reported to bank.

Morgsy on January 29, 2019

23/1/19 three separate transactions for $3 each - Vodafone North Sydney on Mastercard Debit. 24/1/ a transaction rejected for insufficient funds - must have been a large attempt, no further details 23/01/2019 PAYPAL *CHENLIXIA93 4-00:00 -$100.00 25/01/2019 VODAFONE NORTH SYDNEY-05:20 -$10.00 This is an account I never use my card on, it is used only income direct credit and for DD of mortgage and car repayments, with the balance going to various transaction accounts set up for "barefoot investor" style budgeting and so the card transactions really stood out. Bank notified, second incident. Unfortunately last time they sent out an identical replacement card that I didn't realise had the same details. This time it will be a different card number, and since I will not be using it, I won't be activating it. Hopefully thats an end to the inconveniences it has caused.

Peekay on February 04, 2019

4/2/19 I received a $3 transaction notification from Vodafone North Sydney on my Mastercard Debit card. I am not even with Vodafone and have no idea about the $3 transaction whilst I sitting in the office. Rang up the bank and they cancelled the card straight away. Bit of a hassle for $3 but I am sure they will try again.

Sunshine coast qld on February 07, 2019

Not with vodafone but charged $7 on 31/1/19 by Vodafone North Sydney. Second time it has happened and we cancelled the card the first time. We suspect card scanners or keylogger in computers?

Victoria February 12, 2019 Vodafone North Sydney on February 12, 2019

Haven't been a Vodafone customer in over a decade and haven't been to Sydney in a similar time. Two transactions of $60 at 5:37 and 5:39pm at Vodafone north sydney (pending). Tried to call the outlet but only able to get a 1300 robot and figured it was a scam (since I certainly haven't authorised these or been anywhere near the location). Called the bank, card cancelled to be re-issued. Pending transaction can take 10 days to clear, they will lodge the dispute, card takes a few days to re-issue. The biggest inconvenience is that while I can get cash I don't use it, I do everything online with the Mastercard Debit. This is for a Mastercard Debit which I use for online transactions and mostly keep $0 funds in until there's a valid transaction so it's like a clearing account. I never share the card, never use it physically that I can recall, use a computer with AV and a secure mobile phone (nothing is perfect but this is as good as it gets). Online I only pay via paypal wherever possible to get a further layer of protection and opportunity to refund. So the best targets of opportunity for the attacker are: 1. Insecure (non-compliant) retailer storage of card details exposed to hacker 2. Insecure (non-compliant) website interface stealing details exposed to hacker 3. Infection on (unsecured) user device 4. Direct physical access to user card Sadly, many retailers kid themselves by believing they can manage a secure website and store card details successfully, and there are weekly breaches published of evidence to the contrary. I'm very confident that it's going to have been one of the retailers that online payment processing is handled in-house rather than outsourced. The annoying thing is these are usually the bigger (more 'reputable') companies. Working in the IT industry I can assure you that the budget applied and skills available are always at maximum stretch to manage this kind of thing until a breach is identified and proved which can take a long time if at all. Could I be doing more, annoyingly yes, so the next level which I have been avoiding is to 1. one-time virtual credit card numbers generated by your financial institution that charge the transaction to your account and https://www.canstar.com.au/credit-cards/virtual-credit-cards/ 2. run a security check on website interfaces, refusing to use any that fail (point it out and possibly refuse to use the provider). https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/ *enter the URL you're about to enter your credit card details into The only recent and unusual item in the lead up was a door-knock campaign to change electricity provider for better rates, they were better so I said yes, and I seem to remember being asked for the CC number over the phone by their call centre and a credit check. This was just a few days prior on the weekend. The implication would be that their card handling practices are insecure and the details were stolen from them or the agents computer is insecure/infected, or the agent is involved in some way. Sorry for the excessive detail but I can see a lot of worry about scanners and loggers which while not impossible to rule out are less likely than the far easier to implement/manage; broken website security and poorly secured corporate database. These create a simple one-stop shop for the gangs to grab and sell in bulk. Don't use dodgy websites or companies if possible (they are cheap because they're not budgeting/funding their IT/security teams to prevent this kind of thing). Check/report/change provider to make it obvious this is important (it's incredibly annoying, inconvenient and expensive to all of us, we're paying the price that they should have in their security budget).

Sheena on March 08, 2019

Yep same thing happened to me and I live in NZ! They took a random amount of $42.85 from my credit card. Reported to the bank.

Craig Adelaide on March 25, 2019

Can anyone getting hit by this scam say whether or not they use Flight Centre or a Credit Card Rewards Program?

Cindy on April 11, 2019

I was charged $60 from Vodafone North Sydney on 9/4/19 at 11.20pm on my Mastercard Credit Card. Didn't find out until my husband asked me about a $700++ transaction made on 10/4/19 from Coles Mudgee. I quickly checked my CC transaction and neither of us has purchase any services or products from either merchant. Called our bank and lodge a dispute. We rely on CC a lot as we don't like carrying much cash. This is gonna be a difficult weekend for us until the new bank card arrives.

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