Oh fuck me! I haven’t been here in a bit, and there have been some changes (not to self: get used to new shit)… Well I haven just reactivated my FB, I’m also on Instagram, Tumblr, and now Twitter. Yes, I WILL do a review of TL’s Thunder and Lightning… someday…
According to Murphy’s Law, anything that can possibly happen WILL happen. And it happened to us. CREDIT CARD FRAUD! Some asshole thought he was being cute and charged $7k of KLM plane tickets to our card that s/he lifted after I made a purchase at the Fair & White website. We never hit our limit, and it just so happens it went $97 dollars over our $8k limit on AmEx, and when I went to buy a $10 metrocard on an emergency, it rejected in the machine. We also got a suspicious statement that there was no payment due.
We called in a hot minute and the very nice customer service agent questioned us that our spending pattern was off (by the thousands) and when we confirmed that we didn’t know about any airline tickets they immediately stopped the card and is reissuing us a new one with a brand new statement that has the fraudulent charge off. Now we have to go through this whole hellfire of filling out an affidavit, waiting for official papers to come in, and a new card is coming in 10 business days. When it comes to fraud and the credit card companies, it’s never as easy as that (they are doing an investigation as we speak). So I told mom not to be shocked if she has to fork over the money if AmEx is unwilling to believe us. I know that the number could have been lifted by the usual sites we shop at which is Amazon and Sephora, but the dates according to the agent seem probable it was when I ordered from Mitchell Group Cosmetics (Fair & White’s parent company). Their site may be unsafe so avoid it like the plague.
If anybody has any advice, I’d really welcome it so feel free to drop a comment.
I knew Steve Jobs was a dickwad (especially after telling that journalism student to fuck off), but holy jeebus this is intolerable!
I’ve been a loyal iPod user since the 2nd gen Nano came out (my first MP3 player was the San Disk 250 MB- a red one), and made the upgrades to the iPod 120 GB and then, in September, the 160 GB “Classic” (every little cheap shit something is dubbed classic these days- the new business buzzword after “passion”). It serves me right for being blinded by Pixar’s epicness and breaking on the iPad to find out that it has a moving parts hard drive and not a flash drive like the 120. I mean I only dropped the 120 a billion times and it still played music and displayed my pics like no tomorrow (but the video was fucked to hell I’ll admit).
Last Friday was your typical winter’s New York City day, icy as fuck with wind that ripped your ears clear off. And as I rode the bus home I had on my favorite You Tube junk playing on the Classic to block out the junior high hellcats squealing over Justin Gayber- or whatever- but no problems with the Classic. Why would I have any problems with a too-big-to-fail company’s product? Well that night as I tucked myself under my 8 blankets to stave off the bitter cold I was ready to laugh myself to sleep to AVP when, lo and behold, the screen stayed black.
I checked the hold button. Not in the orange position. I hooked it up to my Wii. Still dead. The next morning I tried getting it up on the PC. No such luck. Then I went to Amazon ready to email customer service, when I decided to see what the less than satisfied Apple customers had to say. And golly gee, their problems seemed to be a lot like mine. Dead within a couple of months because gol ole Steve can’t make a flash drive to withstand the “beating” of average use to accommodate 160 gigs (minus overhead)- and I have Speck armor on my shit 24/7! But according to my fellow saps, you’ll get the royal treatment of disdain from the Twifuckers who work the counters at the Apple store before handing over your free replacement.
Life is good.
Merry Xmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Ramadan, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy Shut The Fuck Up and see you all in 2011!