Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mayday

Over the weekend, I found out someone had obtained my debit card number, and went on the mini spending spree they could. One of the charges was an account on Match.com.

What are you trying to say?

The other charges were all on, get ready...internet security sites! Yes. Hilarious.

So I called Wachovia. They may want to consider the whole automated service thing. I was pretty angry, and sat there pressing numbers until I was connected to presumably an AIG (AIU, Velcro?) scapegoat who is hating his life and had to take a position with the lowly Wachovia. Please, put the machine back on. I came to the conclusion that before we made the brash decision of cutting myself off, along with the unknown spender from my account, that I should withdraw what I could so I had something to spend.

His words: "Do not delay!!" Okay, you were dead for the rest of the phone call, now you have a cape. I hung up and prayed to the orange lion in the sky that upon calling back I would receive someone else.

And I did.

I'm assuming she had the phone inside of her mouth. But, after much repeating on her behalf, my card was canceled. Today I found two more charges from May 1st that have gone through that were not me. How exciting.

This also led me to carefully go down the list of recent spending on my card. Apparently, two weeks before this started, this person used my card to buy pretzels at Auntie Annes..twice. In one day.

3 comments:

Dorothy L said...

Hello...I personally have not had that horrible experience to date....knocking on anything wood here ...although I know several people that have and it was not an easy task to clear up.

Technology is fantastic but it really does make us vulnerable at times!

Take Care!

The LemonDrop Tree said...

wow that sucks...sorry to hear about your troubles, hope it clears up.

Ohio Real Estate said...

I would totally steal your debit card for an Auntie Anne's Pretzel.

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