Someone stole our debit card number. I apparently charged $99.00 to I tunes this morning in California and 15 minutes later I charge $24.95 to Bell South in Mississippi. Boy I was getting around wasn't I? It's a good thing that 2 charges from 2 different states came with-in a few minutes of each other or the fraud center may not have caught it. We are lucky these criminals weren't too smart. It was still almost 6 hours after the fact that I was notified. Now I have to go to my bank and file fraudulent papers and hope I can get our money back. Papa Bear used the card at the feed store and I used it once at the truck stop this month. I can't remember anyone being near me to have taken a picture of the number when I purchased gas but of course there are camera's everywhere so even an employee may have gotten it. Papa Bear said there were people behind him at the feed store when he used his. We have dealt with the same employees at the feed store so I don't think it was one of them. Of course it could have been taken months ago and the number was just sold. I don't know how all that works.
We will all have to be more careful of our surroundings. Someone can be pretending to be talking on the phone all the while taking pictures of your numbers. You never know. Papa Bear wants us to stop using the plastic and just deal in cash. I know we should but it sure is going to be a pain in the caboose.