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Oh nooooooooooooooooo!

On my way to work this morning, some 800 number called me (I pulled over on my bike to take the call because I am opposed to Distracted Cycling *prim*) and said that--get this--a 99-cent iTunes charge had triggered the fraud alert on my debit card account.

Ninety-nine cents.

I don't use iTunes, and they said that iTunes is a prime testing-ground for card-number theft. So they called me and told me to have my debit card shut down.

Of course, I duly did this, and no financial harm was done--not even the $0.99. So yay for that. And because it takes them two weeks to issue a new card, I was given a weird temporary card with no numbers on it. This will work in ATMs and at card-swipes like the grocery store checkout.

But it just dawned on me: no internet shopping for two whole weeks. Ack!

This entry is cross-posted from DarkEmeralds on Dreamwidth.

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pennywhistle
Feb. 20th, 2010 04:11 pm (UTC)
Glad your bank was so on the ball, though!!
emeraldsedai
Feb. 20th, 2010 06:26 pm (UTC)
No kidding! It was Visa, actually. I would imagine that fancy fraud detection algorithms and a huge call center are way cheaper than paying for the losses that would ensue if they didn't.

Still, it was an impressive piece of data detection.

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