Friday, October 13, 2006

awkward moment

while balancing our checkbook online yesterday, i found a suspicious charge on one of our debit cards. i called the bank and discovered that the card used was t's. the bank representative on the phone asked if i would like to be transferred to the fraud departmnt to file a claim, and i hesitated for a split second. i had to ask my husband to be FOR SURE that he hadn't subscribed to a dating website called americansingles.com!

ummmm, honey? i have to ask you this question so that i'm not perpetrating a fraud on the fraudulent charges department of the bank. ARE YOU USING A SINGLES WEBSITE???! the answer, "no." ARE YOU 100% SURE?? "yes, 100%." how awful to have to ask my honorable man that question!

called the bank again, straightened out the mess, cancelled the card, then t decided he wanted to call americansingles.com just to clear the air for good. appears that a 5 foot 4 hispanic woman under the pseudonym 'daisy senorita j-low' got his card number somehow and used it for this purpose and this purpose only.

dodged that bullet! whew!

7 comments:

booklogged said...

What a horrible experience - finding the charge, having to ask the husband, hoping there were more charges, etc. etc. etc. Very scary. Glad you found it and put a stop to it.

Angela in Europe said...

Lucky you that ol' daisy only used it for that!

beenzzz said...

That sucks! I'm glad she only used it for that purpose, but still! What are they going to do to her?

Susan in Italy said...

Jeez, do you know how it happened? How Daisy J-lo got a hold of your data? What're they going to do to her?

hellomelissa said...

hi all (and welcome, beenzz! i recognize your name from j's place.)!

the whole experience made my heart pound, but was REALLY minor compared with what COULD have happened with a stolen card #. they can't do anything to prosecute as it was a false name and most likely a false address, too. the crazy thing is that we have NO IDEA how the # got stolen. none. so watch your bank statements, kids!

sruthi said...

yikes! i hope she's going to be reprimanded somehow for this!

J said...

Bummer that they can't catch her this time...but don't worry, karma is real, and it will catch up with her, if it hasn't already.