Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Our credit card bank contacted us because there was suspicious activity on our credit card. They know we're travelling. And we rarely use the card. So when they had three online charges in one day, they were suspicious.
I bought a book on amazon.com. The other two were fraudulent charges.
So now our cards are cancelled, and the bank is sending us new cards. They might arrive in a week. We hope. As I said, we rarely use these cards, the bank charges a foreign rate transaction fee, and our other bank doesn't.
But seriously, people - are you so hard up for cash that you steal customers' credit card numbers and try to buy items yourself? Stocking up on gifts for yourself? Or others?
A book for my kindle - that was all I wanted. It was on a 75% off rate. (The Millenium Trilogy by Steig Larssen, for those who know the series - excellent books!)
And now we're in a mess without a credit card. Just our bank cards that access our bank accounts.
Let's just hope we don't have an emergency.
Because thanks to some greedy holiday shopper, we're out of the big credit card with the huge credit line.
Happy Chanukah, anyone?