Last week I got a call from the credit card fraud department at Chase. They seem to call me about every other month with some seemingly-suspicious transaction, and every time they do I know exactly what the transaction is. When they called we went through the drill as usual.
"A charge of $X from Borrow Lenses?" Legit.
"$X from Google AdWords?" Legit.
"$6 from QuickPPCAds.com, yesterday?" No, I've never heard of them.
"$20 from (something) botannicals dot com, yesterday?" No. Not me.
Fuck me running. Of course it has to be the card that has about a zillion things auto-billed to it. And of course it happens a week before I leave town, and to the credit card that I used to book the trip. They closed the account and are setting up a new one and sending me a new card, per the usual drill. The really annoying thing is that the minute the account is closed it's no longer accessible online, so I can't look at the statement and see if anything else is fishy, nor can I get an old statement to look for auto-billing that I have to change.
It's all survivable, though it's a hassle. The worst part is that the scumbags seem to have done this to me for $26. C'mon guys. If you're going to make me jump through hoops, at least make a good effort.
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