I was scammed!
Okies so here is my story!
On Monday I got a text from my bank saying my account had a fraud alert on it but I was all “pfft scam” and I deleted it. I wasn’t going to click the link because if it was a scammer, I didn’t want them to have access. That’s a thing right?!
Then today I was trying to book a rental car for Saturday. The website wasn’t working yesterday and the reservation wouldn’t go through today so I thought it was website problems and then I just called and made a reservation that way. And they just asked for my name and phone number and that was it. No credit card confirmation.
Then, tonight, I was at a free admission night at a museum with the guy (more on that later) and he had some things to get done after so he just dropped me where I could catch my bus home and we parted ways. But coming home, I was super hungry and wanting food so I was trying to order something quick on Uber eats while I was walking the last little bit to my place and the app rejected my card. That was what set me off. I remembered the fraud text from Monday and started to freak out! What about my car rental?!
I got home and called the bank and that text from Monday WASN’T fraud haha they put a hold on my account. Nothing was charged but $6000 was attempted and $1 on iTunes after that lol I guess they were trying something smaller to see if it would go through? but neither of them actually went through. I always keep that card at a zero balance and it’s still at zero.
So they are sending a new card by courier and it will arrive on Friday because I told the lady I couldn’t wait 7-10 business days because I’ll need it for my car rental on Saturday. Thank goodness I caught it today!! Can you imagine if I didn’t catch it and then I went to pick up my car on Saturday and the card didn’t work?! I would die! I have an appointment that I just can’t miss (more on that later). I know I should have called on Monday but I’m glad I didn’t because they would have sent my new card in regular mail which would have taken 7-10 business days and I hadn’t booked this appointment yet so I didn’t know that I would need a car so quickly. It was very last minute and if I reschedule it might be a month out so yeah not good but also very good.
Have you ever been a victim of this?! I will be watching my accounts much more closely from now on.