Violated by Age

I was violated last week.

Rather, the credit card issued to me by my employer was violated.

The fraud unit called Friday and left a message.

I returned the call Monday morning.

The woman on the other line asked a few questions.

To verify it was me.

Then she asked a few more questions about the charges.

Did you purchase a metal detector?


Did you make a purchase on

“No.” (I’m concerned that a hookah may have been purchased rather than an electronic cigarette, but I swear it wasn’t me.)

Did you make a purchase at Forever 21?

“No.” (I haven’t been that age in forever.)

Okay, thank you.

“Does this mean you’ll be issuing me a new card, that my current card is dead in the water?”

Yes. We’ll issue a new card, with new numbers, and send it to your Administrator.

“Okay, thank you.” (I guess. Rotten little fraudulent person, now I can’t buy stamps or paper or office supplies until the new card arrives. Ugh.)

We both spoke our pleasantries and hung up the phone.

Later, as I was telling one of my co-workers about the violations and where they occurred, he deadpanned,

“Ha! More like Forever 62.”


Thanks for pointing out an age I haven’t quite reached.

I was not only violated,

but insulted as well.

Just wait, buddy…

I have plans for the duct tape from Staples.

22 responses to Violated by Age

  1. It’s not really polite to say I “Like” this, considering. How rude. In both cases.
    I had fraudulent activity on my debit card last year and had to get a new one. And then spent about a week having to update all the automatic payments and registered card details. It was a pain.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Yeah, I’m not looking forward to updating all of the vendors with the new card. Time wasted…very rude!

      That’s okay, you can like the post. I’ll consider it a positive for my story telling abilities.

  2. M-R says:

    Oh come now, M-J: you can do better than duct tape, surely ? (DON’T SAY IT …)

  3. Dan Antion says:

    Ha! I didn’t think that was funny…snxxxx

    In other news, I would be worried if I were him – duct tape is very sticky.

    Thanks for the chuckle.

  4. joey says:

    OH for pity’s sake!
    You’ll have to toss the numbers aside. Numbers are stupid.
    The real problem here is that someone got your card info and as you said, no debiting until your new one arrives. I hate that. I had to live like that for 3 days once. Charging everything and handing out loose change to the children because someone went to Montreal and filled up their big car and bought a slushie on my card. Bastards. Rat bastards. My husband was deployed and I just — those bastards.

    I would totally shop at Forever 62. I would buy well-constructed trousers with reinforced pockets and a no-wrinkle blouse and a cardigan. I’m just sayin.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      It appears Lois and I need to get moving on opening our shop. I hate ironing and love cardigans, so yeah…

      The work card isn’t as bad as having a personal card hacked. I had to wait two weeks one time to get a new debit card. Two weeks. I am no longer with that bank.

  5. Joanne Sisco says:

    I cross my fingers and pray that I don’t ever have to suffer the hassles of a compromised card. We’ve become so dependent on our plastic (and digital) cards, it’s a major pain when they have to be replaced.

    As for the snide Forever 62 comment, do your worst … on behalf of all of us!

  6. JoAnna says:

    I’m in for shopping at Forever 62 – comfy clothes! Forever Young or Young at Heart would be better – they’d play Sinatra.

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