Last night I stopped off at the gas station to top off the Chevy and get some cash. Well I put the gas on my credit card, and accidentally tried to use the credit card at the ATM as well. I punched in the wrong PIN, got declined, and didn’t think twice about it.
Today I get home, the phone rings. “Out of area” is the caller and when I pick up the phone to say “Hello?” I get dead air.
Right before I hang up, I hear the nice robotic voice of my bank’s computer verifying my charges because the decline triggered a fraud alert. Not only that, I can also have it set up to text my cellphone. Never actually dealt with a fraud alert like that, but I’m glad it’s looking out for me.