Yikes!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010
This morning I hopped on our checking account to balance the checkbook. I noticed I had three pending charges from Facebook. Random. They were for $1.01. DH doesn't have FB and I have never given them my debit card number. I googled the charge and it appears it has something to do with FB ads, which I don't use. Then, I noticed a few other strange charges. All the amounts were under $20. I didn't pay much attention at first because DH is always ordering VW parts from random places across the U.S. What caught my eye, however, was a charge from a Children's Book Club. I know for a fact we don't belong nor have we subscribed to a children's book club. So, I called up DH just to make sure and of course, I was right, he hadn't made any of these charges.

I decided to google all of them. One was an online casino gaming website and the others specifically stated they were scams. There is about $60 worth of pending charges. I texted my aunt at the bank and told her to cancel both our debit cards and see what she can do about the charges. Grrrr.

On the bright side, we won't have a debit card to swipe during the Christmas rush. We'll have to use cash everywhere we go until our new cards come in, which will probably be 2-3 weeks. Dave Ramsey would be so proud. LOL

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4 comments

  1. That's so evil to scam people right before Christmas! So glad you caught it and so quickly. That's scary to think anyone could make shady charges to your bank account.

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  2. This happens to us all the time. I hate debit cards but the husband has to live by them. I know exactly what you are going through. Plus the banks dont catch the charges that are fruad. It's not fun.

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  3. That's scary. I'm going to have to start checking on my accounts more frequently . . .

    I read something about how scammers get pin numbers recently. Apparently this kind of stuff is increasing. :-(

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  4. We have had that happen to us three times this year!! It is such a headache!! Dave would definitely be proud :)

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