In a troubled economy, watch for fraud
So I got a call today at work from my credit card company. Apparently, someone purchased two orders on a website called 24/7.com (sounds shady to me), and now I am being sent a new card lest my old one was completely compromised. Luckily, I check my purchasing history fervently on the web, and thus was able to clarify my history with ease.
However, this isn't the only incident that has occurred of credit fraud that I know of. Over the last month, many of my mom's friends have been having similar issues. My aunt, for example, had received a call asking about plane tickets purchased in Houston, jewelry purchased in North Dakota, and a $150 purchase at a Macy's half an hour away. In all, the expenses came out to $4,000.
Though not necessarily a news thread, this still correlates with the current economic trends. People are getting desperate. Thus, no matter how good your credit is, or how long you've had a credit card, be sure to check your purchases frequently.