Paranoia for Sale

As many of you may already know, my checking account was a target of “skimming” last week. Don’t know what skimming is? Well here’s a video that may enlighten you a bit:

They cleaned out $2,500 from the account before we noticed.

Well, thankfully the bank investigated the situation and determined it wasn’t me withdrawing money from California while I was in Washington and reimbursed our account for the loss! YAYYYY!! I’m happy about that, so I thought I’d share.

Hopefully none of you will have to go through this. <fingers crossed>

October 19, 2008 - 2:39 pm

Susan - I can’t believe it!! I don’t understand how people think they can just do that. I mean honestly…have they never heard of morals?? Makes me sick…thanks for posting about that. I will always cover my pin from now on: ) I still can’t believe it…..

-Susan Shepard

October 21, 2008 - 9:34 pm

Ben - I get pissed off thinking about it too, but then I thought to myself… it’s sure a lot less risky than robbing a bank! No guns involved, no fear trauma to the person being robbed except maybe the paranoia that follows.

I’m not saying I’ll never get robbed at gunpoint, but I’m sure glad it was done this way instead of with a weapon in my face… because I don’t want to have to bring the pain with my mad jujitsu cage-fighting skillz.

January 30, 2009 - 7:11 pm

Colleen - Sorry that happened to you but glad you were reimbursed. Those cash machines should have a warning that pops up on the screen about what to watch out for before you proceed with the transaction.

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