We have a credit card like just about everyone. We use it to buy pretty much everything so we can get points which we enjoy. Every month we always pay it off in full so it really works for us. It’s a somewhat typical story I suppose. We are pretty mainstream consumers. Of course, we buy stuff online, and not infrequently, but it is usually from pretty well known places. Of course, nowadays, that doesn’t matter much.
So, just yesterday, we got a text message and an email from the credit card company saying that our card had been compromised. That’s not necessarily odd any more (though it really sucks), except that this is THE FOURTH TIME THIS YEAR!!!
One time we caught it and three times the card company caught it so I am thankful that the credit card issuer has things in place to protect us and that this wasn’t our responsibility, and that it was cleaned up quickly and easily, but it is a real drag to have to change the card number on all of the accounts that automatically draft against the card. It’s a pain as we go “cardless” for a day or two while the new cards are shipped to us. We keep some cash on hand so it’s not like we are doomed until the new cards arrive. It just always seems that we need gas or coffee or medicine or something that can’t always wait a day or two (no, coffee cannot wait a day or two).
Of course, this is just a rant and I know the a-hole thieves don’t care a bit, but if they did, I would tell them that they suck, that they are mean people and that their moms would be very sad if they knew what they were up to.