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Someone else is running my life..apparently!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Elga, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. Elga

    Elga Lore Master
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    Get ready to take all this in. So today I went with some buddies out to a Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees game. They are minor league, but still a good game. We went early as they had a charity auction and autograph event. All is well until "ring ring" comes from my pocket from my cell phone.

    Not another Shameless Hookups, please tell me no! Finally I get to talk to Fernando who tells me that they have possible fraudulent charges they would like to review with me. As of today I had a charge post to my account for:

    "Why no Fernando, I did not make such a purchase."

    "Sir, someone has your credit card number then. I'm going to cancel your account to prevent anymore false charges. You'll receive a new card with a new number in 5-7 business days."

    Just like that I'm protected..bam. Go Fernando. Which is going to be a pain in the behind as I'll have to change all my recurring billing charges to the new number. So when I get home I did some research and again found that I'm not alone..

    Been charged to my credit card account 39.62, two times since last billing statement. These charges were never made or given authority to use my credit card account number..


    I have a charge on my bank account from PAY-MEDMEDIA.COM 8883654621. Who are they?

    So like yeah whatever, I got a new number it's cool. No harm done really.
    Someone is trying to take over my life, whatever!


    But now it gets so much better. I stop to get the mail on the way back to my house. I notice a letter addressed to me. The return address is:

    Lancaster? I was there with my friend to get his new car, but I didn't drive or anything. What the heck do they want with me?

    Violation Date: 6/24/09
    Parked At: 108 N Market Lancaster,PA

    Ok first off, 6/24/09 was a Wednesday. I work on Wednesday's. How did my car end up in Lancaster? That's a good 85 miles away from where I work. WTF! I would assume they just have the wrong license plate #. I guess I just have to call them and dispute it. I would LOL if I have to go to court to dispute $20.

    So now someone is driving my car and getting me tickets and also charging $39.62 to my credit card. Great! :bored:
     
  2. Granjell

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    doo doo doo doo... doo doo doo doo (otherwise known as the Twilight Zone theme) That's very spooky.
     
  3. Little Sadie

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    Well that stinks! You have the worse luck with credit cards. Thank goodness your luck is better at the casinos. LOL! I would definitely dispute the parking ticket violation. Hopefully you don't have any more CC problems either.
     
  4. That sounds fun, maybe you should do whatever it was your doing?! Ohh?!
     
  5. Elga

    Elga Lore Master
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    But I don't want to hang out in Lancaster on a Wednesday parking my car in illegal spaces. Sure it's Amish central, but it's also filled with a lot of crime.

    And I don't want to pay $39.62 to a website that doesn't even exist. :rant2:

    Edit to Add: The Lancaster government has a ticket lookup on it's website.
    Well looky here..

    Vehicle Year: 2009
    Make: Volkswagen
    Model: Sedan
    Color: -Gray

    I'd think a copy of my owners card should fix this problem easy. Considering I own a 2004 Jeep SUV Black!
     
  6. Elga

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    I called down to the lovely City of Lancaster. The woman was very courteous and agreed that since I do not own a:

    Vehicle Year: 2009
    Make: Volkswagen
    Model: Sedan
    Color: -Gray

    That she will void the ticket. Well hey Thanks Lori! If you would have looked up the make and model in your computer you would have saved yourself the postage to send me a letter thinking someone has stolen my license #!

    Happy days are here again..:danceb:
     
  7. Little Sadie

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    Woot! :thumbsup: Glad you got that problem solved.

    Edited to add: My 1000th post! Yippee skippy! Even though it is way more since they reset it after the board take down!
     
  8. How does that work.thought they where all about peace.
     
  9. Elga

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    Well the actual Amish usually are, it's just in the city itself where the troubles are. Lancaster PA Crime Statistics (2006 Crime Data)

    7 Murders in 2006. That's why I don't park my car illegally there or go there for that matter. Me don't want to get murdered..;)
     
  10. lol, that sounds like a good plan to stick too.