January 15, 2009
Could life get any more annoying right now? First annoyance: We noticed that we weren't getting any mail delivered. Not even a piece of junk mail for over a week. I called yesterday, and someone had gone online and put a hold on our mail for a month. Thanks a heap. Then this morning, Ticketmaster calls and says that someone fraudulently charged NY Knicks tickets to our credit card. Fantastic. Maybe tomorrow someone could slash my tires.
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yeah - I am thinking the first thing means that the second thing is just the first of many. That sounds awful really. Not the best start to block leave I guess but at least you'll have an ear for the venting I guess ;-)
Posted by: wifeunit at January 15, 2009 05:54 AM (Y1QFc)
I can't imagine any reason someone would block your mail other than
- an accident (typing the wrong digit in their address?)
- malice (mail-ice?)
Glad Ticketmaster caught the ticket charge before it ended up on your bill.
Maybe tomorrow someone could slash my tires.
If they spraypaint a giant "O" on your car, you'll know why.
Posted by: Amritas at January 15, 2009 06:04 AM (+nV09)
AFG had to investigate a couple like this - check all the cards AND YOUR BANK ACCOUNTS and keep hot eyes on them. Inform the card companies that the info may have been stolen - they'll put a special fraud watch on for you.
They stop the mail because they don't want you to get your statements yet.
I had my identity stolen once - it sucked. AFG had his government card number stolen once, and we got to prove that he had never been to Portugal to charge 6 grand in the duty free shop.
I hate freeloaders.
Posted by: airforcewife at January 15, 2009 06:39 AM (Fb2PC)
Wow - that's some nastily scheming identity theft... glad Ticketmaster called, at least.
When our CC# was stolen, we found out b/c USAA had denied a relatively routine charge *by us* after detecting a fraud pattern *not by us* and then called us immediately. After that, I was so paranoid that I called *them* back to make sure they were the ones who had just called us, LOL. (I kept tabs on the account, just not multiple times a day.) In our case, the @$@%@#$ had charged some stuff at like, florists and singles' websites... just stupid junk. But WOW - to put a hold on your *mail*, too?!?! Yikes!
Hope you're able to get things back in financial/identity order soon!!!
Posted by: kannie at January 15, 2009 08:27 AM (iT8dn)
Holy cow! That's terrible! Could thing no one hacked your blog and started flaunting illicit grok around!
Posted by: Darla at January 18, 2009 08:13 AM (LP4DK)
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