...and it's no fun!!!!
It all started last year when Alexbear and I got our very first fraud transactions posted on our accounts. They took out some hundred dollars for travel expenses such as Uber, Lyft and plane tickets. We got that fixed fairly quick, the transactions reversed and changed the cards.
Just a month ago, someone tried to take about a grand from Alexbear's account. It was declined and we had to change our card numbers again.
Last week, someone successfully hacked into our eBay and buy pool filters worth $600. We don't have a pool. So we informed the bank, informed Paypal... and over the weekend, the transaction still went through and took out this much from our bank account.
Awesome Sauce. Not.
Now we have to go through a lot of phone calls, and hassle to say the least, to get it all fixed.
It's very disheartening and annoying that people do this. It's no different that personally stealing. While, yes, they don't get to physically assault anyone, they are destroying the lives of so many people. What if we had bills to pay and the money we have is not enough? What if we're people who live by each check? It takes a while to get all the funds back (in fact, the process is still ongoing as we speak). What if we're people who don't have savings to get us through a week? It affects lives, credit scores and a lot more. If it affected any of our bills, then we would have to call them and explain to them the situation.
I wish these people will actually have the motivation to do the right thing and actually work.
I hate thieves praying on people who worked hard for what they earned.
I've always kept a diary growing up, and come the digital age I always maintained a blog - until life got too busy.
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