Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Frugal Christmas and a Stolen Credit Card

I had originally planned to take a picture of all the baked goods I made last night and how I packaged them, BUT I was in such a rush this morning to get everything done before I headed to work, that I totally forgot, and I won't be home again until Friday night. Sorry guys.

Anyways, here is a list of the things I made:
Peppermint bark
Turtle bark
Milk Chocolate AND White Chocolate covered pretzel sticks
Orange Amaretto Pound Cake
Gingerbread cookies
Hot Chocolate spoons

I put them in clear goody bags, and then put a few of each in these baker's boxes that I got from Michael's. Added a few candy canes and ribbon on the outside and VIOLA! A simple yet meaningful gift for my family. If you want any of the recipes I used, just leave your email address in a comment, tell me which one you want, and I will send it to you.

So, the reason that I was in such a rush to get everything done [even though I woke up TWO and a half hours before I needed to leave] is because this morning when I got online, I had an email from Capital One asking me to call them asap.
So I did.
And apparently someone stole not my credit card, but the number. HOW? I have no idea. I only use my c/c for emergencies AND I haven't used it online. We always shred our important documents.
When they told me they thought someone had stolen my card, I was kind of shocked, because, umm, hello? It's still in my wallet. But apparently it's true because the past few days SOMEONE has been spending a lot of money in ARIZONA.
Not only have I never been to Arizona, I haven't even been out of the state since August. I haven't even used my c/c since October.
Other than the fact that I'm really pissed off/confused about it, everything is okay. They canceled my account and I don't have to pay for any of the charges. They opened me up a new account and luckily I was able to keep all the same interest rates, etc.

I just don't understand how people can be so cruel.


Shirley said...

That's just sad. I am glad that you got all that straightened out but I would want to face punch someone for doing something like that. I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Smart Ass Sara said...

ooh... did you use it at a restaurant? My friend had this happen but it turned out it was because she gave a waitress her card to run... well that whore wrote the information down... went shopping online with it later. No good. So now anytime I go anywhere I'm always bringing my card up to have it run and I watch to make sure they don't write anything down. People suck.

SpiritPhoenix said...

Yeah, I had my bank card number stolen this month too. Go figure. And what did they buy? A membership to Match.com and a yahoo personals account. Ugh. At least the charges were reversed and I was able to get a new card (with new number).

At least it's taken care of and they spotted it.