Friday, March 13, 2009

Credit Card Fraud on Unused Card!

Here's one for the record books.

I just got a wake up call at 8am from the credit card fraud dept. at a major bank, who's name will go unmentioned, but you can purchase their stock for less than the price of a Happy Meal.

Anyway, one of my credit cards that's been quietly and securely sitting in my desk drawer and hasn't been used in over 5 years is out making ridiculously small purchases. If this happened to any of my other cards I would probably gloss over such a small charge until they zapped me for a much bigger item, but the fraud dept. noticed this sudden use of an idle card.

It would appear someone managed to steal an ancient list of credit cards and is merely guessing at the new expiration date!

They certainly didn't get this from my trash as all credit card data is shredded, and I mean minuscule confetti kind of shredding, so unless you have infinite time on your hands and a lot of tape and glue, you're not getting anything from me freely.

So there you have it, my fun Friday wake up call from the friendly credit card dept.

Hope this day gets better as it goes along.

2 comments:

netmeg said...

I only ever use one card for online stuff, and don't use any others, nor do I use the online card for anything offline. Only got 'bit' once - found a $9 charge for some porn. I *knew* it wasn't me; if I was gonna buy porn, I sure wouldn't buy DISCOUNT porn!

youfoundjake said...

uh, netmeg, why buy porn? bittorrents are free..
I guess that's a good way to start the day, finding out that something could have gone horribly wrong if it wasn't caught..