This morning I retrieved a voice mail message from my credit card company advising me of some potentially fraudulent transactions on my card. Being a little afraid that the message itself was fraudulent, I decided to call the number on the back of my credit card instead of the one they told me to call. Turns out, the call was legit.
They asked me if I made a purchase from a store in Illinois that was over a thousand dollars. Um, nope! Wasn't me!
Freaking credit card fraud. I'll be calling the credit reporting agencies first thing tomorrow to make sure it's "just" credit card fraud, and not identity theft. Doesn't this asshole know that I'm a widow with two small kids, just quit my job and moved to a town across the country a few months ago to try to make a new life for myself?
The sewer backed up into my new (old) little house the beginning of this week, and the house needs re-plumbed in the near future. I've been denied health insurance by Anthem because of "pre-existing conditions" (which is pathetic since my conditions include reflux and stress - it's not like I had cancer for chrissake, people!) so when I finally find someone to give me coverage, I'll be paying through the nose. And that's just a fraction of the stuff I'm dealing with. Well, I guess that's life...
When people pull crap like credit card fraud and identity theft (or any other kind of crime for that matter), they obviously don't take into consideration the things going on in their victim's life. Couldn't they pick on someone who's just coasting along, makes a million bucks, and has no other worries in the world? Is there actually anyone in the world that fits that description? Everyone's got a story; there are just a few that choose to tell it.
The moral of this story is: DON'T STEAL!