YOU KNOW WHAT ERKS ME

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Ooops I did it again...

I can't believe I did it again. I lost my darn credit card! 4th time too! First time I lost it, I found it in a coat pocket after I cancelled it. 2nd time I lost it, I uhh..just lost it, 3rd time it fell under the bathroom sink cuz it was in my pants pocket. 4th time...just this week, uh I just lost it. Hubby was just dumb founded. I got lectured, especially b/c of the Christmas Holiday. Last year around this time, someone hacked our bank accounts while we were in the middle of buying a house and during the holiday shopping time. We were so upset and scared. Now I have just become a ditz and keep begging the hackers to come and git me!!! Michael says I need to glue the cards in my wallet. My reply "Then I will end up losing my wallet!" -Does this happen to anyone else?

Funny thing about the chick that hacked our accounts last year. When I called, the retailers wouldn't tell me the shipping address. They could charge my accounts, but not tell me what I ordered and where it was going. Nice. So I tracked the bitch down and let her have a piece of my mind. Luckily, we only ended up losing $50, but compared to a couple thousand that she wracked up...I was grateful!

18 comments:

Saskboy said...

Why didn't the credit card company charge back the fraudulent payments completely?

Ellie said...

It was several charges to different companies. See AOL, saved my preferences and they hacked my aol account and were able to pull the 3 digit security code on the back of my debit card. They used that to purchase online time at a gaming site. The person sold my info to someone else in Japan, and they used the card from there. It was untraceable. The gaming site guy said "oh I can tell you right now that it was fraud and they used a fake name but since they have your security code there is nothing I can do." I cursed him out. How cn that be...the company admits they knew it was fake and couldn't do anything....aaahhhh arg!

e.Craig said...

It's upsetting just to lose the card even if nobody finds it and uses it. It's just the hassle of cancelling it and getting a new one.

I lost my daughter's card a couple weeks ago, stupidly. I do some grocery shopping for her using her debit card. I'm used to swiping the card in the reader and sticking it right back into my wallet.

But, on this trip she wanted me to stop at the credit union ATM and grab some cash for her. That machine grabs the card until the transaction is finished. So, I take her cash, get the receipt, don't hear that beep to remind me to take the card it just spit back at me, and simply drive off forgetting the card.

I go to pay for groceries at my next stop. No card. S**t! I drive back to the credit union, go inside to learn that nobody has turned in the card to them.

Wonderful! I go home and break the good news. Luckily, nobody used the card, it was cancelled right away, but still my daughter had to wait about 10 days for her new card, and 2 more days for the new pin number. When she handed me her new card for yesterday's grocery shopping, she just HAD to remind me not to lose it.

Nicole said...

Ellie!

That is sooo scary!
I have never lost anything like that. I am anal when it comes to my purse. Now, sunglasses...are a totally diff story. A granted much easier to lose then a credit card story though!!!

Once in Vancouver, I left my clip at a Starbucks on Robson street 3 times in one week!!!

Ellie said...

Hubby is the sunglass loser of the family. I actually had the same sunglasses from when we went on our honeymoon. I called them my "J Lo glasses" until about a month ago Tyler was trying to wear them and "snap!" that was the end of and era...sigh. I went out and bought a new pair...and "snap" again with Tyler and the glasses. I think this will be the new trend in my home!

Jay said...

Sure it never melted from use? I've worn the metallic strip off the back of mine from Yule shopping.

RWA said...

I've done the same thing e.craig talked about. I have walked off more than once and left my card at the ATM.

Once, I couldn't remember my pin. After three tries, the machine kept my card. It was another bank's machine, and they said I couldn't get it back - so I had to get a new card issued.

That definitely is no fun, cancelling accounts and waiting for new cards, accounts, etc.

Nicole said...

I see that you have lost your 'tolerence' because you won't lump polygamy and incest in with being gay.

Talk about absurd or what!!

pretty crafty and sneaky aren't they?

I would go back and say that I also think it should be legal for priests to molest their altar boys...why not, if she can link incest as part of being gay, give it back to her

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Cute blog Ellie. Nice pics.

Joanne said...

If you think that incest & poligamy are okay, there are countries that do not frown upon it...move there and you will be all set.

This is the remark that shows a lack of tolerance.

Now I will go back to biting my tongue. ;)

Ellie said...

I was just commenting to the person that was stirring the pot a little. The comment was absurd. I don't think that I lost my cool at all. Stating that a country controls who we marry by saying you can't marry your relatives...come on now! We aren't heathens. And actually I was defending the twisting of Joanne's words.
Trust me, it takes alot more than that to make me lose it.
But I do commend Joanne for opening discussion, even though I do not agree with a lot that she says, she was respectful of my opinion and didn't bash me for having one.

And FYI...I ask no one to bite their tounge here...just be respectful...my opinion is just that, mine, doesn't mean you aren't entitled to one.

Nicole said...

I am sorry, but I find it QUITE insulting to even lump poligamy and incest in when referring to gay people. PERIOD.

When priests molest children, it is not because they are gay, it is because they are MOLESTORS!!!

Ellie said...

Oh Nic I have to tell you, that wasn't the comment. Joannes comment was that she didn't feel that the state had a right to tell us who we could marry and who we couldn't, then a commenter named steph stirred the pot a little and said 'so the state should say we couldn't marry our relatives and be poligamists' and I said If you think that incest & poligamy are okay, there are countries that do not frown upon it...move there and you will be all set...then Joanne said there goes my tolorance...I said not at all...just stirring the pot a little..like step!

Nicole said...

funny as Joanne in the past has used the same incest and poligamy comments herself.

I was pointing out that of course ANYBODY should lose their tolerence when somebody makes such absurd and disgusting remarks as lumping incest and poligamy in with being gay.
Guess I didn't clarify myself enough, lol

Ellie said...

Oh Nic...I love ya...you never need to clarify yourself with moi!!! You are DA BOMB in my book!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Joannes comment was that she didn't feel that the state had a right to tell us who we could marry and who we couldn't

I said that? I'll have to go back & check.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

No, still can't find where I said that, but let's just chalk it up to a mutual misunderstanding and forget it.

Ellie said...

I apologise, it was Fergs that made the original comment, then step responded:

Steph said...
Fergs said: it is not the government's job to tell me who or who I cannot marry

It's not? Isn't it the government who tells us that you can't marry your brother or sister? Or your first cousin? Or your three girlfriends?

Or do you mean it shouldn't be the government's job to tell us this? Just wondering. (oops now I guess I'm being like one of Red Tory's kids -- stirring the pot and then leaving).

Then my comments ensued...