Thursday, May 14, 2009
I got a letter in the mail with a new credit card with a note, "your account number may have been illegally obtained as a result of a merchant database compromise and could be at risk for unauthorized use". So they gave me a new card. Now this is great, in that I don't want charges I didn't make on my card. But it stinks for many reasons. I don't like the new card-it seems flimsy and fake and doesn't have my signature on the front. (It is a real card, I did check.) Now I have to change accounts that have my old number, I had to call and deal with the new card and basically it's a big annoyance. Where's my compensation for that? It's a pain in the neck and I worry about recent transactions with my old card. What a pain the modern world can be.