Monday, February 28, 2011

Stupid thieves are stupid

I got a phone call from my credit card company on Sunday. Some charge triggered a fraud alert and they called to verify the purchase. $99 to Blizzard for World of Warcraft.

Now I am the first person to admit that my geek genes run deep. The first non-picture book I read as a kid (at age six or seven) was a Star Trek novelization. I've been known to roll a twenty-sided die in my time on this earth. And when I was a tween, I dreamed of bonding with a fire lizard. But I am not a WOWer. Not my charge. Chase closes the account and I'm told I'll get a breakdown of recent charges so I can tell them which ones are bogus.

Two days later a package shows up at my front door. Coffee that I didn't order. I figure I'll deal with it the next day. I forget. Another package is waiting for me when I get home from work. More coffee! Turns out the person who got my CC number is an idiot and didn't realize he needed to change the shipping address. One quick phone call and I have his phone number, email address, and home address.

Coffee and WOW. I eagerly await the shipments of Funyuns and Mountain Dew.


  1. Excellent. Hope he gets caught.

    I initially came over because I wanted to tell you how much I liked your blog title. I was just working on a query not two minutes ago, and yes, it has indeed eaten my brain.

  2. Hi, Nicole. Queries are evil. I've discovered that the synopsis is even worse. I told myself I would only query agents who didn't want one. Then I got a partial request from an agent who also wanted a synopsis, so I had to come up with one in 24 hours.

  3. Tara, this is why they have shows like "World's Dumbest Criminals". :D

    I have something for you on my blog, check it out!