So, Friday night, I was out on my typical Friday night date with my best gal, Cora, and we were having a grand old time cruising up and down the lanes.
Of the grocery store.
Getting steamy in frozen foods and comparing the unit price on Kleenex. Because that's who we are.
At the checkout counter, the clerk rang up our purchase of like, $160.00 in groceries and I swiped the credit card I always use, and…
What? I've never had my card rejected before. Swipe again. Same thing.
So, I pulls out me debit card which I only use as an ATM card, but the groceries and we head home.
Saturday morning, I called the credit card company to see what was what, and they had flagged some suspicious activity on my card. $800 at BestBuy.com A couple hundred at Apple.com. There were some other on-line shopping, too, but then two that really stood up: Two dating websites, Zoosk and ChristianMingle.
Yes, you read that correctly. Someone stole a credit card number and used it to sign up for a Christian dating website. That's like, begging for the lightening bolt, that is.
Since that is the only credit card I have (Cora has her own), I called my bank to let them know that I would be using my debit card a lot more in the next 7-10 days while I wait for my new card in the mail. Wouldn't want them thinking that all the new activity on that was fraud and shut me off there, too!
I don't know how they got ahold of my card number. I haven't done any unusual shopping recently. Now I need to wait for the new cards, and then hurry up and update all the monthly accounts I have hooked up to my card before I'm late on any of those payments. And I hope it gets here before we head out on vacation…
I hope whoever it was gets crabs from whoever they scam on the dating sites.