Thursday, January 25, 2007

Thievery Update

Well, I thank God for compassionate bankers. Esther was my banker -- she is from Budapest and is an angel. She helped me go through two months of statements to ferret out false charges. I had not checked my balance over the holidays -- I know, that was stupid. I know.

It was hugely stupid - so stupid I am not even going to tell you how much those thieves got me for. I can and will get it back. I filed papers today and will go to the police department tomorrow. It will take up to 30 days for full restitution. Charges were as far flung as Scotland and Dubai.

A fellow Contributing Editor, Maria Niles, at, (where I am the Religion and Spirituality CE, by the way) wrote a great article about Identity Theft that is a primer of what to do in case it happens. It is worth reading, printing out and keeping handy just in case. A big hug and tip of the mouse to Maria who wrote this when I sent a plea to the other BlogHer editors for info/help.

Read her stuff. Make a copy. Remember, I was one of those people who said .."oh, no...never to ME!"


Blogger Jayne said...

So glad you had some compassionate person to help you through it all Mata. The article was very timely and informative and I've printed it off. I hope the nightmare will soon be over.

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