Day 8 of the Slice of Life March Challenge - which Stacey and Ruth of "Two Writing Teachers" run.
I had my worries before I started that I wouldn't have much to share. But others' slices have inspired me, as well as remembrances of times past.
This slice is in response to an event that happened yesterday.
I had to buy some medicine at our local pharmacy and when I went to pay for the items, my debit card was declined. I have never had this happen and I was shocked to say the lease.
The cashier said I should go to the bank, which was in the small mall luckily, as there were problems with a lot of cards this week.
I made it into the bank with 2 minutes to spare. I ended up being there for 40 minutes.
Yes, my card had been compromised and my account had money deducted from it. Luckily, the bank had frozen my account.
I had to talk to the fraud department, get a new card and create a new password.
They could not tell me where the card had been compromised. though. I would like to know, so I don't go there again!
But I feel violated. Why do these people who are so set on taking advantage of others and stealing from other people's accounts because they cannot work and earn money legally, get a job?
I will get the money back but then in the long run, the banks will just keep raising our fees. Do we have to go back to carrying cash because we can't trust the debit machines?