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08:20 pm: Ack! More Numbers!

Last night I watched TV and tape, read the paper, and got to bed to read at 12:30am. I finally stopped being hungry at 3:30am so I came out and ate while finishing reading a magazine (which won't get reviewed today, see below). I got to sleep at 4am, but spent the night being hot and cold and hot and cold and so forth so I didn't get up until 2pm.

I took the trash and recycling out and picked up Spirit's meds. Usually I get cat meds on Mondays, when I do the grocery shopping, but my vet hadn't renewed it (and I forgot it was a holiday and she doesn't work on holidays).

I got home and did my regular checking through email and then my credit union, and bang! a bill from Netflix that didn't belong there. I checked and the credit union account also had that. I checked Netflix online, and they didn't, so I called. Yes, someone else used my address and debit card number to make their own account. They hadn't ordered anything yet and the customer service person killed the account and I had her change my account to a credit card.

I got the debit card service phone number for this kind of thing and will call them tomorrow with the email tacked on to that account. I expect I'll have to learn another number.

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Date:February 25th, 2011 12:50 am (UTC)
How frustrating to have somebody steal your account and debit card number. They most likely will never catch who did that, but you have all the hassle of canceling accounts, applying for new cards etc. Been there, done that. Somebody stole a check out of my mailbox and it took ages to get everything back in order and they never even try to find those people. The bank just absorbed the loss.
Same thing with my credit card, somebody used it (and it took me a while to catch on, they only charged very small amounts originally), but Chase caught it immediately when they tried to buy electronics. Didn't cost me anything, but I had to cancel that card, get a new one (and wait and wait) and now I also get catalogs from that electronics company. Never heard whether they caught whoever did it.
As I said: frustrating.
Glad you caught this so fast,
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Date:February 25th, 2011 10:55 pm (UTC)
They're going to work on it, and Netflix will refund me ($10.69). But it won't be that big a problem, I think, because I don't have my debit card number saved at most online sites. I almost always type it in from memory. Now I'll have to have the card out to read for a while, until I memorize it.
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