So I tried out this website, mint.com – you hook it to your bank and credit card accounts, it downloads and categorizes your transaction histories so you can see how much you spend on what. There’s also an iPhone app that goes with it. Of course, I’m anal about data, so went through and manually categorized the items that mint couldn’t match to a category.
Good thing I did.
Mint showed me a number of $40 transactions over the past two months, listed as “GMA soft”, “Trustedbillers.com”, and “Netschelp.com”.
I called the contact number on the transaction, they are porn sites.
So someone’s stolen my credit card number. Great.
Now I have to stop at Bank of America on the way home, contest the charges, and cancel the card and get a new card. Which will probably take a week or two, and since BoA uses card number as login on their site, I probably won’t be able to access my account online for a week or two.
Sigh. Why do people have to suck?
I guess I should look on the bright side, it will make me be more mindful of card security, I’m going to update all my passwords tonight. And at least it was small amounts and not my whole bank account.
I wouldn’t have even noticed if I hadn’t tried out mint.com. Yay, mint!