Archive for February 5th, 2023

Unexpected Chores

February 5, 2023

And here we go. I got an email from Scarecrow Video, because we are members. They had a link to an article about their store from CNN.

And I watched the Scarecrow story during my normal weekend chore of paying bills and balancing the books. The link was provided to me through an email.

But then there was the other email. Actually a few of them. Two that were obviously spam, with addresses clearly not associated with the subject line. Then one indicating I had signed up for a new account. ???? This was not on my radar. Followed closely by a Fraud alert from our credit card company. YES we were hacked. Two charges, including the one that the CC company caught. I immediately called, checked our account and found the second charge, which they will remove. So the card in question is cancelled with a new card on the way. When it arrives I will spend a few hours tracking down the places that charge automatically.

The only thing that made today easier was after this happened before a few years ago, we got a 2nd credit card. So we could actually still spend money today, if we chose.

We also took a walk, in the drizzle again. And I am sure I took a picture, but it is not on my camera now.

Back to the day’s main events. I got emails from both of the companies where the card was used, not by us. I replied to both, they already had my email, and suggested they cancel the purchase and not send the merchandise. One of the emails even had a name and address of where the purchase was to be sent. I plan to offer this info to the credit card company tomorrow.

So, to make my scattered brain think I did something today I am posting a picture from this morning. Breakfast before the day started.