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[Aug. 1st, 2002|09:50 pm]
The Veritable TechNinja
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It's a good idea to regularly call your bank's automated account info line to check on your balance. Someone's been using my card number that's not me. I don't remember making any $1200 purchases any time recently.

Total fraud : $3560, plus $300 in overdraft fees. All to one place, "gifts to remember", which appears to be a New Zealand vacation company. Totally fucking their shit up presently. Someone's going to fucking jail. I get my charges reversed in 10 days, but until then I can't use my check card or withdraw from that account. I have to go down to both my banks today for lunch. One to sign a fraud investigation form, the other bank to withdraw money to live off of until I get this cleared up.

[User Picture]From: recovry
2002-08-01 07:09 pm (UTC)
Wow, and I thought my day sucked. I just got my Discman and about 12 CDs - including Haujobb's "polarity" and Collide's "chasing the ghost" - stolen out of my car and found out that a) my car insurance won't cover it and b) my parents' home owners insurance won't cover it either because we have a $200 deductible.

Fuck Mondays, watch out for Thursdays.
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[User Picture]From: chemicaljen
2002-08-01 08:59 pm (UTC)
holy shit.
dude, that SUCKS!
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[User Picture]From: witchchild
2002-08-02 03:56 am (UTC)
shee-it. that sucks. :(
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[User Picture]From: drgrim
2002-08-02 06:15 am (UTC)


That would ruin more than a day for me....
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[User Picture]From: alceria
2002-08-02 09:33 pm (UTC)
Damn, that's fucking awful. I had something similar happen to me once when I ordered webhosting from these pricks in the UK...the service was shitty, so I cancelled and they went on a shopping spree with my credit card. Luckily my credit card company figured out it was fraud really fast and called me to notify me....something about me spending $700 on porn within an hour not adding up with my past credit history. Haha. Anyway, do you have any idea how someone got ahold of your info?
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2002-08-03 08:36 am (UTC)
Yeah, probably one of the companies that I ordered hardware for the PC I'm building. Either someone monitoring the proxy server at work sniffed the SSL key, it passed through a hacked router somewhere that was set up to log all SSL connections, or someone cracked the site's database. As for the bank not notifying me, they said it was because I just got back from Toronto where I spent a bunch of money, and they saw the large check I had just deposited for the PC build.
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