Last night on my way home I went to with drawl some green from the ATM. Alas at the 3 different ATM I tried, all attempts were declined. WTF? I'm not Rockefeller but I know I've got at least a couple hundred in that account.
I get home, log into the Web, check my account and lo, I've got the funds. Just then my Man says "There a message on the phone from your bank". I don't like the sounds of that. Then I listen to the message from their Fraud Dept.
I call the bank and lo and behold, my ATM card was cloned and they motherfuckers tried to take out $500.00 (the standard daily limit on your average ATM card) Well the joke's on them cause I ain't got $500 in the account. The bank called because they saw multiple attempts on many cards for the same amount at the same ATM machine. So they cancelled my card.
While it's nice to see that at least some of the fees I'm paying for are worth it.
Of course now I'm left with having to spend my lunch break to go pick up a new card at the bank. AND...I don't know where or when the cloning took place (I went back over the last 3 months transactions and all are kosher from my POV as they are places I regularily do business) which is a REAL pisser because I prefer to use my bank card to pay for things If I carry money I'll spend it; well now I'm not going to trust ANY debit swipe machine be it in a store or in a mall or even at a Bank because they cannot even remove that from the equation. Now ALL are potentially guilty of aiding this fraud...
I'm not happy at this feeling of mistrust of something so basic. I'm already so pissy about so much, I don't know if I've got the time or the piss to add this to the list.