Friday, June 15, 2007

Identity Thefted

I was reading this article about identity theft this morning and I remembered this crazy story that my roommate told me last week. I won't go into the whole thing, but the gist of the story is this: After a suspicious phone call that she received at work, my roommate checked in with her bank and discovered that during the last billing cycle someone in Canada had made over 3,000 dollars worth of charges onto one of her credit cards. Most of these charges were for airline tickets for flights within Canada, but among the charges there was also a purchase for 400 dollars worth of pizza. 400 dollars worth of pizza? Good times!

2 comments:

CarolinaDivina said...

good to hear from you pablito el querido
i had a fright recently regarding identity theft
when my wallet was stolen out of my car, everything was in there including my social security card
thus far, have been blessed that nothing has come of it
my wallet was thankfully recovered by a good citizen who returned it to me complete
but i still had to put the alerts out there and i pray that nothing bad will happen later

good times indeed

The Bat said...

Somesludge in California spent $120 in one of those lame mall teapot places on my dime a couple of years ago. They were able to do that. But when they tried to buy $5,000 worth of jewelry, my bank said, "wha? when has she ever had $5,000, like, ever?" and alerted me.

I assume they spent $120 on a teapot or two, not bags and bags of tea, which would be the total opposite of $400 worth of pizza.