Friday, April 11, 2008
It's funny that my credit card company does not have an archive system for information you just deleted. I was checking my checking account online and making sure all my transactions had cleared and noticed that my Visa payment hasn't since last Friday. I checked online and the payment history shows a payment, but not from my checking account. WTH? The checking account it came from ended in 5885. I know that is definitely not mind. I'm in the middle of changing banks and though it is possible (while unlikely) that I might have made a payment from that account. I logged on to my new checking account and nope, not that account number. I checked back on Visa's website and I had another checking account information on there. WEIRD! Could a hacker really hacked into my system, but instead of stealing my information he/she wanted to help pay my bill? I deleted the bank info and called Visa. Well, that was a dumb move on my part, because Visa's customer service couldn't retrieve the information or see where the payment went to and could see less information than I could for security reasons. The customer service representative joked that my online payment for February and April were sent to that account and some lucky person has been paying my bill. I thought it wasn't funny at all and felt bad that some misc person made two payments on my account and I can't reimburse them. Plus, it creeps me out! How did someone get into my account? The customer service representative just called it a mystery and couldn't help me!