Friday, December 11, 2009

Three Hours of My Life I'll Never Get Back

So apparently someone - we shall call her "JH" - has been using my debit card to purchase their credit report online, and the monthly fees have been coming out of my bank account for three months! [And Merrrry Christmas to you too!]

This resulted in me spending inordinate amounts of time on the phone, at the police department, and at the bank, trying to get the charges reversed. And in lovely holiday fashion, one of the charges this week sucked the last remaining scraps of life out of my account, so I also got a hefty overdraft fee. Ho! Ho! Ho!

When, at the police station, I told my little story to Officer Nice-n-Beefy, he said I would need to pay $12 to get the police statement printed out so I could send it to the online company (blah blah blah). I said, "But that's crazy!"

He replied, "I deal in crazy."

Well, JH, you missed your chance baby. You shoulda bought that flat screen TV or gone to Maui, or at the very least gotten a mani/pedi/wax for the holidays.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.....


p.s. Officer N-n-B said petty thefts are very high this time of year, so hold on to your purses at WallyWorld, gals, and Scottie, don't leave your cell phone in the car!


Marie said...

Oh bugger . . . what a nasty thing to happen just before Christmas too!!! Sending hugs and love. xxoo

Laurel said...

And put your Christmas purchases in the trunk, out of sight!

Rebecca said...

I'm so sorry Allison: what a hassle and stress and all-round nasty experience for this time of year.

Allison said...

Thanks gals, for the support. It is a small worry, not a big one, and life goes on. I will be happy to get that money back though! :)

LJH said...

Bummer! But I really like your reporting style. If only I could come up with such lovely acerbic comments.
Best wishes for a better 2010.