Credit Card theft...
Just got a call from a bank wondering if I'd bought a computer from Apple on-line. No. New card on the way...
I've gotta sort out the Canadian version of credit reports and do that thing that stops companies from "pre-approving" you, and do a few more anti-ID-theft steps...
March 20th, 2007 1:18pm
Sorry, it wasn't the card that was stolen, that's right in front of me, but someone got the # and ordered a $2,000 computer. Makes me nervous about having a card w/ a high limit.
March 20th, 2007 1:19pm
They're crazy good about that stuff. Which is funny considering that if your identity IS stolen, they'll act like they don't give a fuck, in general.
I remember buying my first Mac at the Apple store in the mall. Visa called my cell phone to confirm the charge before I had even made it out of the exit to the parking lot.
March 20th, 2007 1:23pm
And what do we understand from this? Macs are the compuer of hoice for the criminal classes. By a simple deduction of false logic, it is clear that all Mac users are criminals.
March 20th, 2007 1:26pm
Funny you should say that, since more recently I bought a large screen TV on the same VISA check card, which cost significantly more than the Mac Mini, and received no phone call.
I guess crooks only buy Macs.
March 20th, 2007 1:28pm
I guess they come in useful in the prison showers.
March 20th, 2007 1:33pm
Visa just doesn't trust Apple's iVerification sytem.
March 20th, 2007 1:48pm
I got a call a year back because somebody was using my credit card in France. The credit card was in my possession in Saudi and I hadn't been to France for seven years. It is possible the number was creamed off at the top store in Sri Lanka, but the most likely explanation was that somebody in the bank in Saudi was involved. Luckily the company rang me to ask, sent me a new credit card, and I never even saw the fraudulent charges.
March 20th, 2007 4:00pm
My credit card company called once when my wife was buying gas on the other side of the country, while I was buying groceries. Not big charges at all, but they noted the location and followed up.
Only one time was our number stolen. We didn't have to worry about a dime, and it was taken care of immediately.
March 20th, 2007 4:28pm
Macs have a high resale value, which is what matters to your average thief.
March 21st, 2007 5:35am