Credit card stolen after a simmarket order? in Hangar Chat Posted June 20, 2017 Sorry to hear, another idea to help combat this type of criminal activity, that does not cost you money like credit monitoring services. Use one credit card for all your online purchases, amazon, eBay, PayPal .ect... then contact the issuing credit card company and restrict the daily purchase amount. I have mine set at $300.00, I also have text alerts sent to me via phone on every transaction that is placed on the card, if I see one that I don't recognize, I call them immediately. If I need to go over $300 I call the credit card company and let them know about the exact purchase amount and they allow the transaction. I set the low daily amount to discourage thieves from getting high dollar authorizations approved, hopefully when these types of purchases get denied they discard my info... and when I get the text alert it is usually within minutes of the authorization and I can cancel the card quickly if need be. I agree, one should not have to do this but in today's world it is a must. john..