This afternoon... I found out that I'm a victim of credit card fraud. My bank informed me that they detected "suspicious" transactions on my Mastercard in Norway. NORWAY! Over $2,000 have already been charged to my card.
I informed the bank that I can prove that I was in Singapore when the transactions were made. So right now, my card has been deactivated and there are forms I will have to fill to file for a case of fraud.
I suppose I could be thankful that the amount isn't a more painful one. But, still... it sucks to be cheated... to be robbed.
The good thing is that the bank will give me temporary credit for the amount that was charged to my card in Norway. They will need to conduct a full investigation on this case first. If they can prove this really is a case of fraud, they will give me a proper and full refund.
Now I'm going to dig around for my magnifying glass to study all my past months' bank statements carefully. Who knows what else may have been charged to my already shrunken bank account?
Please go check your own statements too!