Yesterday morning I asked Mr. Money to go and get the mail, as we were expecting a card from his dad. He went out to get the mail, said there was nothing in there, and not an hour later did we get a knock on the door. It was one of our neighbors down the street, bringing us mail that had our address on it that he found in the ditch. Nice.
He found a card that my aunt had mailed to us, ripped open, card and envelope in the ditch. There was also an empty envelope from our bank. Great. I figured out that it was actually our credit card statement, completely missing. I do feel better that it wasn’t a bank statement, as those have our full account number and other information on them.
I called our credit card services company to cancel our cards. She said we shouldn’t be too worried because the full account number is not on the statement, and if anyone tried to purchase anything online they would need the security code on the back of the card, which they wouldn’t have. Also, we’re not liable for any fraudulent charges that anyone may make. I still canceled both my card and Mr. Money’s just to be safe. What stinks is that I was planning on ordering our crib this weekend and now I’ll have to wait until we get the new cards. Ugh. What a pain!
I made sure to enroll our bank statements in paperless statements now so that there’s no chance that anyone can steal those. I feel better about it, and will just have to make sure I print one each month, or at least back it up digitally. What a pain!
I’m a little freaked out that they stole something else that I have no idea about, but I guess there’s not really a way for me to know that. I’m pissed because I feel like I’ve been violated. What idiot goes around at Christmas time stealing stuff out of people’s mailboxes?! They’re lucky I don’t know who they are.
Mr. Money has suggested getting a post office box, but I don’t really want to have to deal with that headache.
Do you think we should take any other precautions?