Thursday, January 14, 2010

Frustration...

I am so completely beyond frustrated right now. Earlier this evening I tried to make a donation to the earthquake relief fund for the current situation in Haiti. Out of curiosity, I checked my bank account before I made my donation. What I saw made my eyes bleed. Somehow I was negative a thousand dollars!!! ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS NEGATIVE!

Apparently Yury Chumak Zaporizka of Chernivtsi, Ukraine (whose phone number is 380 508 580 440) decided to go on a spending spree on my dime! Multiple charges for luxury clothing were made plus some suspicious ones from Nevada and a spa supply company in Florida! This stranger stole my identity and my money!!!

My entire evening has been spent trying to sort through this mess... sending out fraud alerts, talking with bank representatives, changing passwords, canceling credit cards, and trying not to lose my mind in the process. UGH!

17 comments:

Melissa J. Lee said...

Oh no - how terrible. I hope there's not too much more red tape to go through.

luthien said...

omg!! this is horrible! i sure hope the bank will sort this matter out soon for you...

Andrew Thornton said...

It's supremely frustrating. It's easy to forget just how many things are tied into a bank account like automatic bill pay... etc. It was enough to set them up once... let alone twice (and all at the same time). Ugh. Ugh. Ugh.

Andrew Thornton said...

Luckily (knock on wood) my local bank account that I just started when I moved to Bolivar wasn't touched. I really wouldn't know what to do if it were.

The ironic thing is that I just forwarded my bank and Paypal a bunch of phishing emails that were sent to my Spam. They both thanked me for being proactive in the fight against identity theft. Now I find myself, yet again, a victim of it. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh.

Lorelei said...

That stinks. So sorry Andrew!!!
I hope you get it all sorted out. I cannot imagine what a pain in the ass that must be.

Pearl and Pebble said...

Ughhhhhh! This is one of my nightmares! I am so sorry that this has happpened to you. I hope they can sort everything out quickley without too much more headache. Sayen a prayer, crossing fingers, knockin on wood for you:)

Jeannie said...

CRAPTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I wish I could make this all go away.
We are all vulnerable to this.

Janet said...

That is pretty Upsetting! About 5 months ago someone breached my credit card but only to pay for Yahoo personals for $29.00. I was pretty grateful that was all that was done! I think this will happen more and more in the future. Im so sorry you are having to go thru this Andrew,

Round Rabbit said...

No wonder your eyebrows are in an uproar! Mine are twitching in solidarity.

Take deep breaths, eat much chocolate and do a lot of whining. That's the holy trinity for getting through a crisis. :)

Jean Hutter said...

Oh Andrew how awful for you - this is one of my biggest fears - sorry it happened to you.

Cristi - 2 If By Sea said...

Wow, I'm so sorry that this happened to you. I've been getting alot of spam lately and have been worried about these types of things happening.

Gaea said...

What is up with the universe!!! Mother-efer! My eye's would be bleeding too! I hope it is fixed in a jiffy! Calm blue ocean. Calm blue ocean....

Vintage Blue Studio said...

Andrew I'm really sorry this happened to you. I hope it all gets sorted out and don't worry. I made two donations yesterday so consider one of them for you. ::Hugs::

TesoriTrovati said...

I am so sorry Andrew! That is the worst news. I hope that you can resolve this quickly.
Enjoy the day.
Erin

sweet fine day/Jenna said...

Ugh, so sorry to hear that. Someone somehow got a hold of Marks credit card number last month and went on a spree too. Sucks when this happens. I hope you sort through this mess.

Gina said...

So sorry Andrew,

A similar thing happened to me years ago involving identity theft. Someone had memorized the tracking numbers from the bottom of a check and completely wiped out my business account. it took a while to fix everything. hang in there.

Andrew Thornton said...

My head hurts! All I want to do is curl up in bed and not get out until this is all taken care of. I've been trying to stay positive and making things and focusing on the good things,but I'm losing this battle.

All day I've been tracking down places that I actually did order things or have direct payments from and trying to make alternate arrangements for payment since my current checking account is still tied up. Things like, "Please don't shut my shop down. I have so much work invested in it and I can pay you... just not through that account. Please don't delete EVERYTHING!" OR... "I'm sorry that the payment didn't go through... I'm not trying to scam you. I promise!"

I come out looking like some kind of criminal, while Yury is wearing his Juicy Couture or whatever it is he bought from Revolve Clothing. If I ever go to the Ukraine, I'm going to bust some ass!