Someone stole my credit card number and tried to buy shoes (I think) with it.
I have all of our accounts linked to Mint.com, and when I saw that there was a pending charge, alarm bells went off in my mind. We haven’t used our credit cards in a few months, and they are all at $0.
“Could I have forgotten about an automatic payment to the account?” I wondered. No, I hadn’t.
Somehow, someone had gotten a hold of my credit card number and charged about $103 at an online shoe and apparel store.
Oh no, you didn’t.
I called the credit card company, spoke with the fraud department, and they quickly canceled the card and assured me that I wouldn’t be responsible for those charges.
So now, I’m going to order another copy of my credit report (I had used my free one just a few months ago). I hope that this was an isolated event, and I hope that these thieves haven’t opened cards in my name.
If I knew someone needed shoes, I would gladly buy them a pair or two. But to try to steal from me? That makes me mad.