26 APR 07
I get a call yesterday from my wife who casually asks if I withdrew $1200 from our personal accounts for poker.
Now, I have withdrawn funds from the casino ATM when I forgot to bring enough cash, and a couple times when I went broke, so the question was not unfair. Still, I haven’t done it in quite a while, and I certainly never withdrew that much.
So, a quick call to USAA confirms that there were 3 rapid ATM withdrawals yesterday totaling $1200. And get this – they were all from London, England. They asked me if I’ve been to London recently and when I said no, they asked about my ATM card. Sure enough, it’s still in my wallet.
Long story short - the card has been cancelled and all $1200 will be back in my account by tomorrow. I love USAA. If you or your parents were ever in the military, you are crazy not to insure and bank there.
On that note, one of my residents told me about Life Lock. Has anyone tried this company? The ad campaign is impressive. The president put his own social security number out there for all to see – challenging would be thieves to steal his personal information. So far, I think he’s safe.