In case you haven’t heard, a number of credit card holders have reported receiving small ($0.25) charges billed to Adele Services of Melville, NY. The problem is that they never did business with Adele Services. In fact, this company appears to be completely fictitious.
So what’s the deal? This could be the result of scammers trying to steal a paltry $0.25 from millions of people (do the math, it adds up) or it could be a sign of something far worse… Scammers testing out a bunch of credit card numbers to see which ones are real/active, with the ultimate intent of using them later for much larger charges.
My Advice to You
Check your credit cards bills. Not just for charges from Adele Services, but on an ongoing basis. Be on the lookout for anything that doesn’t look right, and contest any unfamiliar charges no matter how small they are.