Man, yesterday was an insane day for me. The first day for my new job with all my new responsibilities, 5 hours of sleep, my last day at my old job, and to make things just a little more difficult: Someone got ahold of my Paypal Debit Card numbers and charged almost $900 worth of stuff within an hour or two!
This is the first time I've ever had a credit card of mine actually stolen. To make things worse, there were MULTIPLE charges from several stores. Here's what was charged:
Wal-Mart.com : $212.99
Sears.com: $314.99+ (Pending)
TBE Collectibles Today: $110+
YIKES! Has this ever happened to you guys? Paypal told me to contact the merchants directly and dispute them, and I did, but some of them couldn't find the records in their systems yet. Wal-Mart required me to file a police report and fax it to them (I did already) and others apparently have the funds on hold (for up to 30 days according to a Paypal Rep). What a mess :( I hate that people can just steal your identity and your money in an instant and then it takes you a LONG time in some cases to get it back. It always seems the systems are on the side of criminals, doesn't it? I sure hope this gets resolved and that the culprits are caught.
PS: I still have the physical card so it wasn't like someone just snatched my wallet. I have no idea how they got my numbers, but it's a scary thing. I have since cancelled the physical card and will be getting a new one shortly.