Friday, April 15, 2011
Credit card disaster
I have fallen victim to credit card fraud and I'm mad as H*** about it. Yesterday I went into Sioux Falls for a late afternoon meeting. Before the meeting I stopped at 2 stores and used my credit card to make purchases: Dress Barn and Victoria's Secret. Both reputable stores! However, just a couple of hours later - after my meeting - I stopped at a quilt shop. Luckily I made a VERY SMALL purchase, because when the clerk ran my credit card it was declined. No problem - I used cash and left the store with my one yard of fabric, but on my drive home I kept thinking about that credit card. So I called the customer service number when I got home last night. Imagine my shock to find out someone was already using my credit card info to make other purchases - all in the Empire Mall in Sioux Falls!!!! Can't prove it, but Victoria's Secret is my suspicion since it is also in the mall - and because the young lady made me swipe the card twice because it supposedly didn't "read it" the first time. Of course the card is now cancelled and they've opened up a fraud investigation! ARGGGG!!! And today - to top off the week - we have a late spring snow storm turning everything white again. But I've decided that I'm making the best use of this snow day and QUILTING!!