Monday, February 2, 2009

Thieves are evil!

OK, what jerk in Great Britain began using my debit card the day before I was admitted to the hospital??? Grrrrrr..... We didn't discover it until the morning after I arrived home so GR had to run out to the bank that morning to straighten out the mess. We have 2 checking accounts-- a joint one which we use for paying bills and then my personal account which I use to pay for other things. This happened to my personal account. Now I have to wait 1-2 weeks for a new card. Thieves are evil!

7 comments:

job29man said...

This happened to me once too. Someone in Iowa bought about $100 worth of cell phone products, and someone in Arizona bought some Walt Disney movies for about $50. I called the credit card company and explained it, and they paid for it and wrote it off.

I must have "confirmed" my cc # to someone "phishing" online, or maybe some crooked store clerk kept a carbon copy of my number once.

Gemma said...

Well I don't think I've ever made a purchase from Great Britain.

Cocotte said...

I was just told at a store today to hand my credit card face down to the cashier. Thieves are now on cell phones in line taking pictures of credit cards. ARG!

Gemma said...

What next??? Will we all have to go back to a "cash only" society to avoid the CC/Debit Card theft?

Odo said...

Had a friend tell the story of a recent scam he was hit with. The local law enforcement office and the FBI told him that because of the economy being in the toilet, they have seen scams skyrocket in frequency and boldness. Sad that we have to be so "on guard" for nearly everything these days. You nearly have to do everything with your mental "gun cocked and ready" for anything. Ah, the stress of it all. Barf! Oh for the simpler times we enjoyed. Someone THEN said "These ARE the good old days. Enjoy them...". How right he was...again, sad. "Even so, come Lord Jesus!". What next? (I ask rhetorically...of course. Don't really wanna know...yet).

Mr. Self Respect said...

Since you have been a victim of identify theft, you are know eligible for free credit reports from the 3 major credit reporting bureaus. Call them up, and explain to them your situation. You can now monitor your credit reports for suspicious activity. If someone is attempting to use your identify to obtain credit, this is the surest way to find out.

You are having a difficult time, Gemma. You will be in my prayers.

Gemma said...

Thanks, guys. We'll get through this. Our bank was very helpful.