That title could be about any number of things right? lol But I’m talking about one of the annoying things you never think’ll happen to you… credit card fraud. Or debit card fraud in my case…
A few days ago I got a call from a head-office of investigations at my bank, and they told me they suspected fraudulent activity on my account!! I have abosolutely NO CLUE whatsoever!! Apparantly they were taking small amouts at first, less than £1, but they still caught onto it. Which is amazingly wonderful, because I had no idea…. :sob: And turns out… I didn’t go into my overdraft(which I didn’t know I had…), the fraudy-hacky-type folk did, took nearly £400 from my account… Because I’d never gone into an overdraft I didn’t even know what had happened, I’d thought some money had been deposited into my account! (Which is why I subsiquently withdrew £40 for the last week before I came home…and ordered the Hen-Tie tshirt from fakku….) But I went back to see what the balance was on thursday, when I suspected something..(after googling stuff…)and it had gone up even more, turns out this was the fault of the quarterly TV licsence direct debit though….
BUT its all ending happily, I’m getting back ALL the money I lost. And have been sent a new card. The fact that all this only happened after I used HobbySearch for the first time is a tad worrying to say the least… but I doubt its cos of that. And its not just online shopping that causes this kinda stuff… people sitting in seedy back rooms of shops, copying the data that comes through…(so my dad says lol).
And on an anime-related note. Shangri-La kicks ASS. Didn’t think I’d like it much from the first 2 minutes, but it got better. Soooo much better. Love the character designs. And Yuniko’s crazy friends… you shall see what I mean if you watch. And I watched Saki last night too, was gooooooood. Very cute. Though I read that there are some errors in her gameplay. I have no clue, so I’m blissfully unaware hehe. The way it should be. lol