Tuesday, September 30, 2008

San Francisco, CA September 2008: Electronically robbed

So I went out to lunch today and tried to use my bankcard. It was declined. Annoyed, I gave the guy another card which workd fine.

Once I got back to work, I checked my account and sure enough there were two charges which I had not made. They were made in Florida at two separate Walmarts forty-five minutes apart. The stores are located 3.2 miles from each other. Total charges were over $400!

I called up my bank and they will credit me the amount and investigate what happened. I am thinking that the only time this could have happened was when I gave my card out for a meal at a local restaurant Friday night after arriving in San Francisco, CA. I did also use the card for cash that same night, so it is possible that there was a little device in the card reader at the bank.

This is quite disturbing to say the least!