Sunday, May 28, 2006

Worse than the blue screen of death
Like Mike, I like to read Consumerist. And I’ve read it enough to know that when I get a thick, unmarked envelope with something that feels like a credit card in it – something might be up.

See – I didn’t order a new card and I wasn’t due for a replacement anytime soon.

The letter said that my personal information may have been compromised by a third party. What? And that they don’t know for sure – but maybe something bad might happen so they’re sending me a new one. You know, just in case. Oh and my old card dies in like a week. So good luck.

I’ve had my information compromised before. Last year I got a letter saying an old corporate card had been part of a group of 40,000 numbers stolen.

I guess I’ll be spending the next few days calling people, updating my info and scanning credit reports for problems. The thing that is always fun about being the victim of a crime is the inordinate amount of paperwork you have to deal with.

Thanks, scumbag thieves!

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