I am so very tired. Just worn out. Three days ago I discovered my debit card had been compromised. Beginning 1-8-09 someone stole my card info & has been running up a tab. Luckily, I discovered this about 3 days later & have been working with the bank to get the charges reversed or refunded. Any charges that we cannot get refunded or reversed will be disputed. So far I have been able to contact every company but one. They have all been very nice & understanding. The bank will credit back all the overdraft fees. But, it has just taken a toll on me dealing with this. The debit card has been cancelled, a new one ordered, & when all this gets settled I will, most likely, need to open a new checking account just in case. I just HATE this.
I used my debit card one time on the 8th, at a restaurant in town. I called the manager just to alert him in case any other customers had problems. He was quite defensive. I never accused him or his employees just simply wanted to give him a heads up. The food was good but I won't be eating there again unless I use cash.
It is possible that my computer was hacked. AT&T cannot help me out with protecting the computer so I will be getting a new protection program for the computer. Until then my home computer is turned off. After some research I think I will be installing Trend Micro Internet Pro. It seems to cover everything: viruses, hackers, encryption of keystrokes, spam, spyware, etc. I have used this before at a former job & was very happy with it. There's $69.95 I wasn't planning on spending. Guess I will call it a birthday gift to myself. It will be worth it not to have to go through this crap again. ARGHHHH!!
Now I spend some time each day checking with the bank. Tracking down charges, waiting for charges to drop off. Verifying "good" charges, identifying "bad" charges. Now I will have to redo all my autodrafts on my account, redo all my online bill paying, calls to make. What a freaking hassle!!
Anyway, I am tired. My spirit is drained, depression is trying to settle in, darkness wants to engulf me & it is all because someone wanted to get things without working for them. Car parts, flowers, porn sites, dating sites and on and on it goes. I am pissed off & if I could lay my hands on the person or persons it would not be a pretty sight. And, here is the really good part--NOT--the police will not prosecute even if I or the bank gets names, addresses, phone numbers, etc. So much for identity theft being a crime. I am pissed off...oh, I said that already. Well, I am. Pissed off that is.
I think I will just go home & cry for awhile tonight. Won't help, can't hurt. Then I will snuggle with the furbabies, watch a little TV, go to bed, & start the whole thing over again tomorrow.