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January 18, 2006

They Ran Up A Little More Than I Thought

I received a letter detailing the charges that I have to sign off on from when my credit card number had been duplicated and was used to buy gas in Montreal on New Years Eve. When I phoned the credit card company they made it sound like only a single purchase had been made at Ultramar and then my card was cancelled. Not so as I see the list of charges that occurred between the 24th and 31st.

Apparently they were attempting some sort of form of hostile take over by clearing out the stock of the station and starting their own by spending a total of $772.35 in just 6 days. To be honest it could possibly be done without much suspicion being raised if they went in and bought a tank of gas and a couple cartons of smokes everyday. Just a typical purchase, honestly the french love their smokes!

On a related note my brother just found out today that someone has his credit card number as well and has ran up a nice $5000 on it. I'm really starting to wonder if we should've asked for some credentials from that wallet inspector at the mall. I thought it was odd that he had setup his booth on that second bend on the way into the washroom.

Posted by hypnobee at January 18, 2006 6:00 AM