Normally any unusual activity on my account card triggers an alert within minutes. If no quick response the card is locked.
A couple of weeks ago a card reader at a gas pump behaved very oddly. The scanner acted normally until the third try. Then it showed a screen that said "Your card will not work any more". Never seen nor heard of a screen response like that. The usual alert never came.
The clerks in the store said the scanner acts up pretty often, and the card was probably OK. And indeed it was possible to make the purchase immediately using the card scanner at the counter.
The account maintainers were informed about the incident. Also the local police and the store employees. I took lots of pictures of the location, business license, etc, enough to document who what when where etc. Made the cashiers a bit edgy but they were nice.
So, Is there a way to know what happened? Was the card magnetic strip affected, was any important information captured, who got it, what do I need to watch out for, etc. Is there anything I can do beyond notifying everyone and watching the account?
Thanks much in advance.