Well, this morning, I got a call from our credit card company. They were notified today by a merchant that someone had hacked into the merchant's computer and stole a bunch of credit card numbers. Ours included. So they put an immediate freeze on our credit card account and will be mailing us new cards. Since it was caught so quickly, we don't think any unauthorized purchases have been made yet, but I won't know for sure until I get the credit card statement. (the thieves have to make a new card with the number and then they usually sell it to a third party)
And I'm glad we aren't using our debit card as a credit card. Because temporarily freezing our credit card account, though inconvenient, is not as inconvenient as a temporary freeze on your checking account. It won't lead to bounced checks and an inability to pay your bills online.
Until last month, we had never had a debit or credit card number stolen. Now this has happened twice in two months' time.
And I'm thinking, people who steal people's debit and credit card numbers are mean.
And mean people suck.