For some damn reason my bank debit card quit working last Friday, which was quite the surprise.
I tried to get a couple of goodies on my way to work and the clerk told me the transaction had been denied.
I know there was money in the account.
So I went over to the ATM.
I have had problems with the magnetic strip on cards many times but the sonofabitch never met an ATM it didn't like.
No dice there either.
I had a little cash on me and just paid for it and went to work.
Saturday, I had to get some cash for gas to go to my Dads wake and the damn thing didn't work again.
Luckily The Wife was with me and hers worked just fine, on my account.
Last night I tried to order a book off of Amazon cheap.
I get an Email that it was denied too.
It ain't expired, I checked that first.
So as soon as I am done here I am off to the fucking bank to see why this is happening.
It wouldn't surprise me to find out someone, somewhere, has decided I need a quick reminder of who is in control but that's probably just my well deserved paranoia kicking in.
We shall see here shortly.
Well now, that was...... enlightening.
Apparently VISA has someone who watches your transactions. A whole fucking department of them.
They saw something that was "out of the ordinary" on my account and denied the transaction, then went ahead and froze the card.
It turns out they were right but it still gives me the creeps to know just how intrusive Big Brother is.
Some dickhead tried to use my account at a Target in Richmond VA.
Seeings how I don't live in Virginia and that it would have to be some end of the world calamity for me to even step foot in a Target store, it was a good thing.
Except now I have to go through the hassle of inputting the new card number every time I go to order something on line.
Pain, in the ass!
I guess I can loosen up the tin foil hat but I don't think I'm gonna take it off, just yet.
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