“New expiration date,” Helaine said while looking at her grey and blue, jet plane festooned, VISA card.
We now expire in 2020. To the best of my knowledge we’ve NEVER had a card last all-the-way through. There’s always a problem, mostly fraud.
Helaine got a text from Chase last weekend. We avoided contact (the way you try and keep an airplane middle seat empty) until they finally stopped a purchase in a store. New cards came yesterday.
One of the stranger parts of this all-too-familiar ballet was convincing VISA I’m me!
Today we played the, “Addresses From my Past,” game. The agent read three addresses then asked which I’d lived at. She did it twice. One was the condo H and I bought in 1984. The other was my apartment in Buffalo. I moved there in 1980!
That’s one complete and scary dossier they’ve got on us. “Creepy,” said Helaine. Yes, it is.
Now comes the tedious job of changing numbers with merchants who keep my card number on file. I hate this part with a passion.
Isn’t there a way to keep this stuff safe? Is tighter security really more expensive than what’s happening today?
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I would not blame Chase or Southwest Airlines; this might well be the result of the huge breach at Experion. And we can all expect to hear from Experion soon enough.
I meant to refer to the EQUIFAX breach of several days ago … not Experian.
I feel your pain Geoff….I just got my new card after three fraudulent “uploads” that were
charged to my account two months in a row to the tune of almost $400! I don’t even KNOW
how to do these uploads and I never heard of the two companies! Not as bad as my son, he
had someone file for a tax refund under his SS number, we’re so careful too! What the heck
is going on out there…….UGH
Hey Geoff, don’t feel so bad, I’ve had to turn my old one in about 4 times so far. It is a real pain, I have to go to the bank each time. Just did it a couple of weeks ago. Hopefully the last time for a while. Take care 🙂
There’s no way to keep it safe anymore, Jeff. It’s the price we pay for “progress.” Glad you’re well.
This has happened to me twice. Twice I had to get new accounts at Peoples Bank. I have a Debit/Credit Card and I was reimbursed for whatever charges were on my card. Nice to hear from you. Keep in touch. We miss you on TV.
I was amused and bemused by Experian’s new add offering a free deep search to see if you entire credit history was being used by someone else. After they searched, they wanted you to pay for more watch dog help from Experian. Ummmmmmmmm…Aren’t they the ones who let our info be hacked? Now that the horse is out of the barn, we have the privilege of paying for them to beef up their security?!
Sorry you guys have had more trouble.