I’m pretty anal when it comes to my bank and credit card accounts, so I check my accounts every day to make sure the $$$’s in the right place and that transactions occurred as planned.
So when I was checking my bank account this morning, I saw a weird transaction for 37 bucks that occurred at Rockefeller Center, which I am assuming is the one in NYC. When I got into work, I went through all of my old receipts and on eBay to see if I had made any purchases and when it turns out I didn’t, I called my bank to ask about it.
It turns out that a purchase was made this past Saturday with my credit card number (since I had my credit card physically) and it was indeed in NYC. So, I told the lady there was no way I made such purchase, since the roads were rivers that day with all of the rain. After digging more, we assumed that someone used my number somehow to make this purchase and I filed to dispute the charge with the bank. So she’s sending me a form to fill out and then I get to find out where this place is that I supposedly bought a 37 dollar item from. I also figured that if someone indeed had my credit card number and just made a small purchase to “test” the card, bigger ones are going to come through. Thus, I asked the nice lady to cancel my card immediately and to issue me a new one, thereby protecting me in case more charges happen to filter through… So next week I get my new card and all will be good.
You know, I’m not even all that pissed this happened. What sucks is just the whole inconvenience issue with regards to getting money out, waiting for a new card, yadda, yadda, yadda.
Ugh, hope your Hump Day is going better than mine.