Monday, September 18, 2006

Identity Fraud It happened to me

I noted in my previous post that I had a few scenarios recently which have made my blogging intentions go right out the window. The second of these aforementioned scenarios (read disasters) is Identity Fraud.

You know you read about these things happening all the time and at no instant do you think that it will happen to you. Well it happened to me. I only realised something was wrong when I checked my account online to see how much I would withdraw later for my leaving do shenanigans.

Lo and behold, my account read nought, zero, nada. Obviously if I had my webcam set up at that precise moment you would have had a sorry sight to behold:-)

Rung up bank and they proceeded to list a ton of transactions via Paypal that I had not made.

My card had been cloned at a cashpoint.

Whoop di doo.

I have to wait three to four weeks before I get my cash back.


1 comment:

Stef said...

Ouch! Hope it gets sorted soon.

Any idea how they got your details? Was it one of those gizmos they put on cash machines to steal your card details and PIN