August 24, 2006

Credit Card Bandits

I got a voicemail from my credit card company today asking me to call them in response to a security concern. They left a number and told me which prompts to follow, and that any agent at that point could help me.

I checked my account and didn't see anything wrong. But still I was nervous.

As well I should have been. When I called, they told me that there were two charges made today that seemed out of place. One was to a grocery store, the other for some kind of needlework ...

... In BRAZIL ...

Yeah, I call those charges fully out of place. I've never been to South America, let alone Brazil.

So I'll spend the next 7 to 10 days without my Mastercard. Thank God I have a back up.

The oddest part, I can't quite bring myself to shred the gold little thing ... I've memorized the poor numbers with the black worn off ... it would be like killing one of my oldest stuffed animals. It has been such a good card to me ...

Posted by Princess Cat at August 24, 2006 06:55 PM @ 06:55 PM in All Things Evil // Permalink | TrackBack

Maybe that Brazillian wax you got tipped them off ...

Posted by: Leopold Stotch at August 24, 2006 11:51 PM

It seems that whenever I finally remember all my numbers, my card expires or I end up having to get it replaced for some reason.

I'm glad they caught it. That's very cool of them!

Posted by: Sissy at August 25, 2006 06:26 AM

I use American Express. When I loose it"About 2 to 3 times a year )" I just call them and they Fedex one to me and I get it the next day. And they never charge for the Fedex.

Posted by: scott at August 25, 2006 07:31 AM

Frame It.
You'll always have the memories.

Posted by: Dr Gno at August 25, 2006 03:38 PM

Awww, I have pretty credit cards too. A pretty gold one, and a pretty silver one, and a pretty one with a wolf on it and a pretty one with an American flag. Sadly I have decided to remove some of them from my wallet and just keep for emergency.

Posted by: Laurie at August 26, 2006 01:33 PM

I change cards about once a year, just to keep changing.

Posted by: Ogre at September 1, 2006 11:14 AM