I had a credit card number stolen.
Fortunately for me, the card was with a bank that is paying attention to my habits, and saw a number of charges that were totally wrong. So they called me today. So while I don’t know that I’d want to work at Capital One (given what I’ve heard about their hiring and firing practices), I’m glad that they’re watching my account. 🙂
The charges have all been reversed, fortunately.
Except for the one that didn’t have to be reversed. The thief tried to set up a Vonage account using my stolen card number. Vonage opened the account – and then closed it within a few minutes and credited me back the fee, before I even knew the card was compromised. I called Vonage just to verify the situation, and they confirmed that they caught the charge as fraudulent almost immediately.
Now I have to check my other cards to make sure I don’t have any other numbers stolen… sheesh.
Moral of the story: read over your transactions on your credit card(s) every so often. 🙂