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So what I want to know, what are they swiping that has my debit card number on it? How did they get my debit card number?

One of your new cards was probably 'skimmed' somewhere, and/or there was another breach affecting your account that hasn't been identified/announced yet. In either case, if the fraudsters got enough information, they can make a replica of your card and use it to make swipe transactions. Here's an article on skimming:

Did your bank cancel your current card and make arrangements to send you a new one? If not, you need to call them back, and get that done.

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