Don’t you just love waking up to an email alert from your bank showing your account is in the negative? Seriously in the negative.
Which is what happened to me Monday morning.
So I jump online to look. And this is what I see:
WTF #1? I don’t even like Starbucks. And to charge $790 to them?
Some asswipe hacker got a hold of my bankcard number somehow and decided to load a bunch of Starbucks stuff on it online. And a few other online retailers as well.
All of which made my personal account go seriously in the red. Big time.
Luckily my bank was like “Woah! This isn’t something Erik would spend money on.” and locked out my card so no other transactions can be created at least.
Which I am now dealing with through my bank. Apparently the bank has to let the transactions process through before they can even do anything about them. WTF #2?
Which also means my legitimate purchases that were made, as well as my pending online bill pays, more than likely won’t clear. So I’ll be tracking those down to get those taken care of and hopefully avoid fines and fees from them.
First this, and then my blog gets hacked. And I’m one of the most technology paranoid kind of people on the planet.
I’m still attempting to determine how both these incidents occurred.