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Credit card fraud is bad, mmmkay?
An unnamed co-worker of mine, the one who really needs to get a LJ and doesn't have one, has always been telling people to check their banking online often. It's been a habit of mine for some time now anyway, in my usual rounds of checking things out online. So I noticed late last week a couple of charges over five hundred dollars. Contacted my bank, was given a merchant number to call. Called AMC (the vendor), they promised to look into it. They were amazed at the amount. Was told by my bank that I could do no more until the transaction is posted. They posted yesterday, and I called yesterday to dispute them both. The helpful customer service representitive was amazed at the amount considering the vendor, and joked that someone sure invited a lot of their friends to the movies. This means I get a new ATM/debit card. This means that a number of bills that automatically pay from my debit card need to be fixed, and I'm waiting for them to send me a card in the mail to do just that. Bleh. Last time they tried to send me a card, it took months for them to get it right. I cannot afford to have that happen again.

Feeling: hungry hungry
Listening to: Six String Samurai soundtrack

Chorus of 8 demons || Preach it
Comments
control_group From: control_group Date: April 13th, 2004 09:00 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Having had this very thing happen to me (well, the amounts in question differed), my sympathies. It amazed me what a royal pain in the ass being without plastic is. Or, from a different POV, how dependent I am on that card.

"If you were me, you'd be good looking."

kingfox From: kingfox Date: April 13th, 2004 10:09 am (UTC) (Hard link)

Nice Tuxedo. Nice Tuxedo to DIE in.

I really try to keep as paperless an existence as possible, so yeah, this really hurts.

One thing that did make me happy about the whole thing though, the customer service representative transferred me to someone who got me my new card number so I could still log on and pay bills online. The card isn't activated and couldn't be activated until I got it, but at least I could run some of my business through the website.
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kingfox From: kingfox Date: April 13th, 2004 10:30 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Mmmkay.

I'm upset that they're not bringing Lemmiwinks back until next week now. Fuckshit.
From: drunkinmunchkin Date: April 13th, 2004 11:52 am (UTC) (Hard link)
that sucks ass. sorry, russ. hope everything works out and fast.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: August 19th, 2004 10:59 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Luckily it did!
From: drunkinmunchkin Date: August 26th, 2004 08:56 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
good. i'm glad things work out for you.
killians1978 From: killians1978 Date: April 15th, 2004 04:50 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Your friend has no excuse not to get an LJ now, since they no longer require invite codes.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: August 19th, 2004 10:59 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
He just doesn't buy in to the masturbatory idea of it all, which is a shame, as his journal would be a great read.
Chorus of 8 demons || Preach it