Monday, April 20, 2009

Warning to my Blogger Buddies!

If you guys use check cards (debit cards), PLEASE make sure you check your account online every few days.

This weekend I found out someone had gotten ahold of my number and somehow (who knows how) made a new card... and began a shopping spree! Keep in mind my card NEVER LEFT MY POSSESSION!!!!

My bank has been very helpful and is (supposedly) crediting the money back to my account within 48 hours, still it's a huge hassle.

Since check cards tap directly into your checking account, the money evaporates RIGHT AWAY. Major pain.

I have, of course, no clue who could have done this. Up until yesterday, I used my check card for everything (except online purchases).

Not anymore, though!


Busy Bee Suz said...

thanks for the warning and sorry you are going through this hassle. I use mine quite a bit too..but never for online either. I do check outs every other well as our two credit cards...I have seen from others what a pain it is!!!

Sally's World said...

goodness...this happened to us once, someone went to tokyo and had a spend up, luckily we could prove we had the card and never left the country

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Oh Sally, that's AWFUL!!!!
Luckily, this thief had only spent a few hundred dollars before I realized what was going on, but because it came directly out of my checking account it was noticeable (and painful)!

Michele said...

Oh wow, this is horrible. I never had anything like that happen before. I guess it's something to watch out for.
Gosh, I'm sorry you had to go through all of that, you must've been terribly upset.
I am glad it finally got resolved but still, how dare something do something like that!
I'll be careful.


Deron Arnold said...

This is a continual concern with me, but I'm not sure how to prevent it.

And when it happens, how do we convince the bank that the charges aren't ours?

What if they don't believe us?