I feel that in an era of data and security breaches, it might be good to have a thread about personal stories in which we’ve been hacked, had our credit card details swiped, and generally had to contend with the frustration of the garbage security our institutions provide.
I just got a message about how my bank detected a fraudulent transaction of $3.64 from a vendor with an unpronounceable string of consonants. I hit no, and my card is now closed. This is the third time this year. I’d blame the bank, but this is the card I used which I got a warning about from Newegg, when they had their data breach recently and lost a fuckton of credit details.
I also have a weird pending charge for a car insurance company… which I had years ago when I had a car. Part of me wonders if they just now cashed an old check I don’t remember, but I have every intention of telling my bank not to honor it, since it’s literally been years and if they still want the money they can ask nicely. But, I strongly suspect it’s connected. Especially since the amount seems off from what I used to pay.