(LOUISVILLE) -- A warning from the WAVE Troubleshooter Department: double check the charges on your recent credit card bills.
People across the country are discovering unauthorized charges for $24.99 posted as "Digital Age 888-529-98 Cyprus."
The FTC says identity thieves work on the idea that the bogus charge is small enough that card holders will pay it without even noticing. The crime is often referred to as "spam charges."
Other fraudulent charges, for $7.95 or $9.95, were allegedly made in conjunction with the Digital Age fraud.
Reports of these additional charges included one or more of the following:
TROUBLE BUBBLE LLC 215-310-9444 PA
KC SOFTWARECOM LLC
SUN SOFTWARE SYSTEMS 480-4520120 AZ
JM BUSINESS PRODUCTS
ART MAGIC INC.COM
INNOVATIVE SOFTWARE-Computer Maint & Repair
WWW.BURDETTINC.COM 801-407-1342 UT
SOFTPROJECTS LLC COLUMBIA SC
If you find fraudulent charges on your bill, fight them. Notify the credit card company promptly -- in writing sent via registered mail or other courier that can be traced -- to protect your rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Consumers generally have 30 to 60 days from the date the bill was sent to dispute a charge.