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Still Wondering What's Next? Anything at Anytime (I) has/have had a rough start to the year. Sorry for the delays in Posts and I Promise to do better. No Excuses as Life Must GO ON! So Keep an Eye Open... Oh, if you would like to follow on Twitter I am @DanWins2007.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Well, not I but my debit/credit card got JACKED.

Imagine our surprise this morning checking out our account to make sure we had funds for the School shopping and finding three charges that did not look right.

We immediately called the bank and come to find out they had frozen my card because of questionable charges.  The three we saw were the ones that got through.  $180.00 in charges from the Dominican Republic.

Luckily the bank (USAA) caught it and stopped additional charges, some even coming from Mississippi and who knows where else.  The bank will reimburse us for the $180.00 that got into the account but just the thought that it happened is bothersome.

Not to mention having to wait 3-5 business days for the funds to be reimbursed and waiting 7-10 days for a new card.

Questions run around your head:
Who could do this?
How did they get my card number to use it?
Where did they get my card number from?

I rarely if ever use my card online so it couldn't have been that.
I wonder if it could have been from using my card at one of the retailers I regularly visit?
The answer may never be known.

It does cause a queasy feeling in the pit of your stomach, knowing that someone had access to your money and you didn't know it until they damage had been started.

Luckily our bank is working with us and it isn't going to cost us anything but time, waiting for the funds to be returned and a new card; and the frustration that it actually happened and we (J, I and the bank) have no idea how they got it in the first place.

Consider this a Friendly WARNING:

Keep an eye on where and how you use your card so that this does not happen to you.

With everything going on in our lives -- as if we needed something like this....... Damn, if it just doesn't stop.

Hope your day is better than mine


  1. And now you know the reason why I don't use a debit card. I am glad your bank is working with you.

  2. Sorry this has happened to you. It has happened to me too...a few times. The most recent being just about a month ago. Luckily they didn't get to use it. It leaves you with such a vunerable feeling doesn't it? Hate it! Hope you have a better week Dan.
    Blessings, Joanne

  3. Hi Dan, Just checking in. Hope all is well. Miss you....blogland needs you back!
    Blessings, Joanne


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