Thursday, December 06, 2007

Ladies Keep A Close Eye on Your Purse

Last week while I was at work on campus I walked away for 3 minutes and someone went through my purse (well really the wallet in the purse) taking my cash and credit card. Because they left the purse and the wallet I didn't realize that my stuff was gone until almost 24 hours later.

Actually if they had left my cash they probably could have had the card for much longer. I think the card and cash was taken between 8 - 9pm last Thursday, and I realized they were gone and cancelled the card about 6pm Friday.

When I phoned in to cancel the card they told me to keep an eye on the purchases online. I have been doing that and yesterday the charges started coming through. Right now its up to about $130, which isn't too bad considering the lady at the bank this morning told me the same thing happened to another customer and $3000 in purchases were racked up. I'm going to have to keep watching the account though for the next week or two. I filled out a form with the bank this morning and after their investigation (to ensure I'm not trying to steal from them) the money will be credited back to me.

In short: don't make a stupid mistake like me - take your belongings with you.


Athanasis Contra Mundum said...

That's too bad. I know a guy who had his card stolen and the thief used it to go to town on the liquor store.
Btw, I tagged you in a meme. You can see it here:

Scott M. Frey said...

wow, epiphany... here all this time I thought you were a guy... don't really know why lol just did..

sorry bout the thievery! why cant people just keep their hands out of other peoples stuff?

catholicandgop said...

Thats what I get for having a name that doesn't tell you clearly. LOL.

Cathy said...

Sorry to hear that, Cath!

Hope it gets resolved relatively painlessly.

Anonymous said...

Oh man... that stinks. Once in a great while I leave my bag w/ my laptop in the classroom if I step out for just a moment.
Maybe I shouldn't. Hmmm...

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