Ever been a victim of fraud and/or theft? ‘Twas my first today. I had to go through the frustration of having to cancel cards and dispute charges. WHAT A PAIN!
Let me first start by saying, thank you to the jerk that stole my cards at Starbucks. THANKS!
People I tell ya, people. Some are so pleasantly kind while others are just straight up assholes. You know, it would never occur to me to steal someone’s identity or personal belongings.
I spent six hours studying, researching and writing papers at Starbucks yesterday and after all that, my ass left my card holder that contained money, my debit card and credit cards. I didn’t even notice that I had left it until 10 PM when I went to pay at the register at Ross. Thankfully I had some cash on me, so I didn’t look like a dumb ass with a bunch of random crap and nothing to pay with.
Upon paying, I immediately called Starbucks to see if anyone had turned in my stuff, I literally left there two hours before but no answer. I spent four hours this morning calling the store to find out about my stuff and still NO ANSWER! WTH.
Finally, after dropping off my sister at the airport this afternoon, I drove my ass straight to Starbucks and while waiting in line to speak to a manager, I called the store. Of the five visible staff not one person picked up the phone. I was stunned, I couldn’t believe it. So I asked why they were not answering the phone calls and the shift manager [who was so freakin’ rude] told me that the phone must not be working yet I just saw her look at the phone as it lit up, obviously it was ringing and maybe on silent, come on, really?
I asked about my cards and she said to give her ten minutes to look, which actually meant “give me ten minutes while I empty out every garbage can that you can see sight and then I will assist you.” I was livid. Ultimately, after waiting she went behind the counter and checked [which took her two minutes] and said that no one turned in my cards.
Of course not.
What in the hell happened to having a conscience? What direction is mankind heading in? It’s questionable for sure. I actually thought that maybe, just maybe, the person who came across my belongings would turn them in. NOPE.
Why didn’t I just call and cancel my cards? Because I wanted to give humanity a chance to prove me wrong and that there is still good in the world.
Anyway, someone got a hold of my cards and whoever this little s**t is paid their Amazon bill and also racked up a nice tab on Amazon with my credit card. Oh, but it gets better. They needed my address so that the payment could go through, this smart imbecile! They paid for a full report on me from Peoplefinder.com which includes not only my full name, date of birth and previous address but my current address, people related to me, and telephone numbers.
Umm…What? Is this legal?
Can someone please explain to me why it is that easy to get someone’s personal information?! I’m quite disturbed and this makes me wonder, how often do people obtain these records and how many people are being stalked?? LOL. But seriously, does it look like I want to end up on the I.D. (Investigation Discovery) Channel?
This dummy just paid their bill with my debit card, luckily my online statement provided me with an Amazon payment confirmation number that can be traced. I want to laugh but at the same time, I’m so angry. What is this person thinking? At least go buy some groceries or something.
Ugh, I want to believe that that there are ethical people out there and I am sure that there are but I keep running into these types of situations that make me question people and their motives. It’s giving me a sour taste in my mouth of what our future holds. I sound like a pessimist, sheesh! I can’t help it. I really love life, the world, and everything in it but wow, just wow.
So back to these online reports, it’s scary as hell! Does anyone know if there is a way to get that information off the internet and if so, HOW?!