This morning I decided to check my bank account, so I pulled up the website on the computer. The balance looked about right, but I decided to review the transactions to make sure there wasn't anything that I didn't know about. It was a little unusual; I usually look at my account once a week or so when I'm paying bills.
It's a good thing I looked.
There were nine charges to a Pay Pal account with the notation U.S. Postal Service. The amounts were small, but nine charges? I texted T to make sure he hadn't purchased something and forgot to tell me. He didn't. While I was texting with him, I looked at the account some more and there were three other transactions from a couple of days ago to the same account.
I called the bank right away and let them know something was wrong. I was transferred to the fraud department where my card was immediately blocked. The charges are under investigation now.
GRRR! It's so upsetting. Why are there such crappy people in the world who steal and hack? What makes someone think, "Hmmm. There's a saw in the back of that truck. I'm gonna take it," or "I'm going to run some charges on this card number that I hacked into and see what I can get out of it." Who does that? What's the deal? I really hate that kind of thing.
Generally I believe that people are good, but sometimes my faith is shaken.