Last week for the first time ever I became the victim of identity theft. Well, I guess it’s not quite to that scale, but some how someone got my debit card number and went wild making charges throughout the Valley while I sat at home watching “Body of Lies” with my roommates. I am amazed that I made it through all of Europe with no trouble (well, except for my card getting shut off a few times when I forgot to let my bank know I’d be in France or Holland that weekend), and I buy things on the internet all the time with no trouble. But I use a new gas station once in the Valley and suddenly my account is getting drained by complete strangers.
From what I understand, everything is going to be fine. I got my card shut off, and once all the charges finish posting I can call in and get them removed. It still really bothers me that someone was out there pretending to be me.