01 February 2009
We had our first brush with identity theft this week. Apparently someone got a hold of our American Express card number and went on a $7,000 spree somewhere in Europe. Nice.
Consider this a plug for American Express, however. One quick phone call to Amex put a hold on the romantic European vacation Mr. and Mrs. Bandit thought they were going to enjoy. 10 minutes later, at no charge to us, everything was off our bill.
Still not sure where they got our number, though. We don't throw away our bills, and we usually don't buy anything online from non-major websites (ebay, Amazon, home pork delivery services . . .).
It's dangerous out there on the Interwebs. Be careful.